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  1. Family: Fabaceae Lindl.
    1. Genus: Indigofera L.
      1. Indigofera antunesiana Harms

        This species is accepted, and its native range is Tanzania to S. Tropical Africa.

    [ILDIS]

    International Legume Database and Information Service

    Conservation
    Not Threatened
    Ecology
    Africa: Zambezian woodland
    Habit
    Perennial, Not climbing, Herb
    [FTEA]

    Leguminosae, J. B. Gillett, R. M. Polhill & B. Verdcourt. Flora of Tropical East Africa. 1971

    Habit
    Stems stout, stiffly erect, strigulose, up to 60 cm. tall from a perennial woody base.
    Leaves
    Lower leaves often simple, upper up to 11-foliolate; stipules triangular, strigulose, up to 3 mm. long; rhachis strigulose, up to 9 cm. long, including a petiole of 4 mm., prolonged up to 5 mm. beyond lateral leaflets; leaflets opposite or alternate, narrowly oblong, up to 6 cm. long and 1.5 cm. wide but often much smaller, typically scabrid above with short stiff hairs ± 0.2 mm. long.
    Inflorescences
    Racemes densely strigulose, many-flowered, up to 15 cm. long in fruit, including a peduncle of up to 2 cm.; bracts lanceolate, 2 mm. long, very caducous; pedicels 1–2 mm. long, strongly reflexed during and after flowering.
    Calyx
    Calyx divided to near the base; lobes acuminate-subulate, 4–5 mm. long.
    Stamens
    Stamens 6–7 mm. long.
    Fruits
    Fruit cylindrical, apparently indehiscent, spirally curved into 0.7–1.5 turns, ± 40 mm. long and 3 mm. wide, minutely strigulose, often somewhat warty; mesocarp woody, ± 0.5 mm. thick; endocarp not spotted.
    Habitat
    Brachystegia woodland; 1300 m.; rainfall over 1000 mm.
    Distribution
    T7 T8

    Distribution

    Native to:

    Angola, Malawi, Mozambique, Tanzania, Zambia, Zaïre, Zimbabwe

    Other Data

    Indigofera antunesiana Harms appears in other Kew resources:

    Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
    Jan 1, 1955 Gossweiler, J. [4141], Angola K001307001
    Jan 1, 1955 Gossweiler, J. [9300], Angola K001307002
    Jan 1, 1955 Gossweiler, J. [2363], Angola K001307017

    Bibliography

    First published in Bot. Jahrb. Syst. 26: 285 (1899)

    Accepted by

    • Schrire, B.D. (2012). Flora Zambesiaca 3(4): 1-245. Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.
    • Figueiredo, E. & Smith, G.F. (2008). Plants of Angola Strelitzia 22: 1-279. National Botanical Institute, Pretoria.
    • Lock, J.M. (1989). Legumes of Africa a check-list: 1-619. Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.

    Literature

    Kew Backbone Distributions

    • Schrire, B.D. (2012). Flora Zambesiaca 3(4): 1-245. Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.
    • Figueiredo, E. & Smith, G.F. (2008). Plants of Angola Strelitzia 22: 1-279. National Botanical Institute, Pretoria.

    Flora of Tropical East Africa

    • Torre in Consp. Fl. Angol. 3: 134, t. 7/C (1962).
    • Gillett in Kew Bulletin, Add. Ser. 1: 121 (1958).
    • J.P.M. Brenan, Check-lists of the Forest Trees and Shrubs of the British Empire no. 5, part II, Tanganyika Territory p. 427 (1949).
    • Bak. f., Leguminosae of Tropical Africa: 136 (1926).
    • Harms in A. Engler, Botanische Jahrbücher für Systematik, Pflanzengeschichte und Pflanzengeographie 26: 285 (1899).

    International Legume Database and Information Service

    • Gillett, J. B. et al. (1971). Papilionoideae. In: Fl. Trop. E. Africa, Milne-Redhead & Polhill

    Sources

    Flora of Tropical East Africa
    Flora of Tropical East Africa
    http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0

    Herbarium Catalogue Specimens
    'The Herbarium Catalogue, Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. Published on the Internet http://www.kew.org/herbcat [accessed on Day Month Year]'. Please enter the date on which you consulted the system.

    International Legume Database and Information Service
    International Legume Database and Information Service (ILDIS) V10.39 Nov 2011
    http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0

    Kew Backbone Distributions
    The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families 2020. Published on the Internet at http://www.ipni.org and http://apps.kew.org/wcsp/
    © Copyright 2017 World Checklist of Selected Plant Families. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0

    Kew Names and Taxonomic Backbone
    The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families 2020. Published on the Internet at http://www.ipni.org and http://apps.kew.org/wcsp/
    © Copyright 2017 International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0