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  1. Family: Fabaceae Lindl.
    1. Genus: Indigofera L.
      1. Indigofera asterocalycina Gilli

        This species is accepted, and its native range is Tanzania.

    [ILDIS]

    International Legume Database and Information Service

    Conservation
    Insufficiently known
    Ecology
    Africa: Zambezian bushland and thicket
    Habit
    Perennial, Not climbing, Herb/Shrub
    [FTEA]

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

    Habit
    Shrubby herb up to 3 m. tall; young branches purplish, densely covered with short white biramous hairs spreading at the tips.
    Leaves
    Stipules narrowly triangular, erect, up to 1.5 mm. long; leaf-rhachis, including the 2–5 mm. petiole, up to 25 mm. long, prolonged 2–5 mm. beyond the lateral leaflets; leaflets 5–9, narrowly oblong-elliptic, mucronate, up to 15 mm. long and 4 mm. wide, appressed strigulose on both surfaces.
    Inflorescences
    Racemes many-flowered, up to 7 cm. long, including a peduncle of up to 12 mm.; bracts lanceolate, ±1.5 mm. long, very caducous; pedicels ± 1 mm. long.
    Calyx
    Calyx appressed silky puberulent with both white and golden-brown hairs, ± 2 mm. long; lobes narrowly triangular, 1.5 mm. long, spreading like a star in the fruiting stage.
    Corolla
    Corolla appressed puberulent outside with both white and golden hairs.
    Stamens
    Stamens 4–5 mm. long.
    Style
    Style ± 3.5 mm. long, curved through 90° rather above the middle.
    Fruits
    Pods spreading, subcylindrical, ending in a beak 0.5 mm. long, up to 20 mm. long, ± 1.8 mm. wide, their pale brown colour not hidden by the short crisped white hairs, 2–7-seeded; endocarp not spotted.
    Seeds
    Seeds ellipsoid, golden-brown, smooth.
    Habitat
    Bushland with Dodonaea and Hyparrhenia; 530 m.; rainfall ± 1600 mm.
    Distribution
    not known elsewhere T7

    Distribution

    Native to:

    Tanzania

    Other Data

    Indigofera asterocalycina Gilli appears in other Kew resources:

    Bibliography

    First published in Ann. Naturhist. Mus. Wien 74: 432 (1970 publ. 1971)

    Accepted by

    • Lock, J.M. (1989). Legumes of Africa a check-list: 1-619. Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.

    Literature

    Kew Backbone Distributions

    • Lock, J.M. (1989). Legumes of Africa a check-list: 1-619. Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.

    Flora of Tropical East Africa

    • Gilli in Ann. Nat. Hist. Mus. Wien 74: 12, t. 2 (1970).

    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

    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