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  1. Family: Fabaceae Lindl.
    1. Genus: Indigofera L.
      1. Indigofera atriceps Hook.f.

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

    [FTEA]

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

    Habit
    Coarse branching usually erect herb up to 2 m. tall, everywhere strigose, some or many of the biramous hairs being brown or black, except on the leaflets; glandular multicellular hairs always present on the pods and usually on the stems, inflorescence and leaf-rhachis.
    Leaves
    Stipules subulate, spreading; leaflets 3–15, more or less elliptic, about twice as long as wide, or narrower, up to 25 mm. long and 8 mm. wide.
    Inflorescences
    Racemes many-flowered, dense, pedunculate, often ± secund.
    Calyx
    Calyx deeply divided; lobes narrowly triangular, with subulate-setaceous tips.
    Corolla
    Corolla dark strigose outside.
    Stamens
    Stamens 4–6 mm. long.
    Pistil
    Ovary much shorter than the style, which is bent through 90° beyond the middle.
    Fruits
    Pod straight, with both dark or pale biramous hairs and more or less glandular multicellular hairs, 3–8-seeded; endocarp hardly spotted.
    Seeds
    Seeds smooth, subspherical.
    [ILDIS]

    International Legume Database and Information Service

    Conservation
    Not Threatened
    Habit
    Annual, Not climbing, Herb

    Distribution

    Native to:

    Burundi, Cameroon, Ethiopia, Guinea, Kenya, Malawi, Mali, Mozambique, Nigeria, Rwanda, Sierra Leone, Sudan, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia, Zaïre, Zimbabwe

    Accepted Infraspecifics

    Other Data

    Indigofera atriceps Hook.f. appears in other Kew resources:

    Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
    Aug 1, 1998 Onana, J.-M. [635], Cameroon K000337822
    Jan 1, 1972 Letouzey, R. [11588], Cameroon K000087116
    Morton, J.K. [760], Cameroon K000087100
    Morton, J.K. [573], Cameroon K000087134
    Morton, J.K. [6844], Cameroon K000087135
    Morton, J.K. [7098], Cameroon K000087136
    Maitland, T.D. [808], Cameroon K000087102
    Maitland, T.D. [295], Cameroon K000087103
    Maitland, T.D. [1215], Cameroon K000087138
    Maitland, T.D. [921], Cameroon K000087139
    Boughey, A.S. [10698], Cameroon K000087133
    Meijer, W. [15437], Cameroon K000087117
    Thomas, D.W. [2636], Cameroon K000087118
    Breteler, F.J. [MC 11], Cameroon K000087178
    Johnston, H.H. [68], Cameroon K000087179
    Dunlap [208], Cameroon K000087101
    Mildbraed, G. W. J. [10831], Cameroon K000087104
    Migeod, F. W. H. [132], Cameroon K000087105

    Bibliography

    First published in J. Proc. Linn. Soc., Bot. 7: 190 (1863)

    Accepted by

    • Darbyshire, I., Kordofani, M., Farag, I., Candiga, R. & Pickering, H. (eds.) (2015). The Plants of Sudan and South Sudan: 1-400. Kew publishing, Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.
    • Schrire, B.D. (2012). Flora Zambesiaca 3(4): 1-245. Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.
    • Timberlake, J.R., Bayliss, J., Alves, T., Francisco, J., Harris, T., Nangoma, D. & de Sousa, C. (2009). Biodiversity and Conservation of Mchese Mountain, Malawi. Report produced under the Darwin Initiative Award 15/036: 1-71. Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.
    • Lock, J.M. (1989). Legumes of Africa a check-list: 1-619. Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.
    • Boudet, G., Lebrun, J.P. & Demange, R. (1986). Catalogue des plantes vasculaires du Mali: 1-465. Etudes d'Elevage et de Médecine Vétérinaire des Pays Tropicaux.
    • Troupin, G. (ed.) (1983). Flora du Rwanda 2: 1-603. Musee Royal de l'Afrique Centrale.

    Literature

    Kew Backbone Distributions

    • Schrire, B.D. (2012). Flora Zambesiaca 3(4): 1-245. Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.
    • Lisowski, S. (2009). Flore (Angiospermes) de la République de Guinée Scripta Botanica Belgica 41: 1-517.
    • Timberlake, J.R., Bayliss, J., Alves, T., Francisco, J., Harris, T., Nangoma, D. & de Sousa, C. (2009). Biodiversity and Conservation of Mchese Mountain, Malawi. Report produced under the Darwin Initiative Award 15/036: 1-71. Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.
    • Boudet, G., Lebrun, J.P. & Demange, R. (1986). Catalogue des plantes vasculaires du Mali: 1-465. Etudes d'Elevage et de Médecine Vétérinaire des Pays Tropicaux.
    • Troupin, G. (ed.) (1983). Flora du Rwanda 2: 1-603. Musee Royal de l'Afrique Centrale.

    Flora of Tropical East Africa

    • F. White, Forest Flora of Northern Rhodesia p. 154 (1962).
    • Gillett in Kew Bulletin, Add. Ser. 1: 78 (1958).
    • Cronquist in Flore du Congo Belge et du Ruanda-Urundi, 5: 165 (1954).
    • Bak. in Flora of Tropical Africa 2: 94 (1871).
    • Hook. f. in Journal of the Linnean Society of London, Botany 7: 190 (1864).

    Sources

    Flora of Tropical East Africa
    Flora of Tropical East Africa
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    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