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  1. Family: Fabaceae Lindl.
    1. Genus: Indigofera L.
      1. Indigofera binderi Kotschy

        This species is accepted, and its native range is Central African Republic to Ethiopia and Tanzania.

    [FTEA]

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

    Diagnostic
    Closely related to I. garckeana, from which it differs in its more slender cylindrical or only very slightly 3-angled stems, in the indumentum of the stems, leaf-rhachides and leaf-midribs being appressed and that of the calyx being usually white (except in some Uganda specimens). Leaflets rarely more than 7 in number and usually wider in proportion to their length, and more obtuse than those of I. garckeana.
    Habitat
    Semi-evergreen bushland, dry evergreen forest and wooded grassland; 1050–1900 m.; rainfall 600–700 mm.
    Distribution
    K1 K2 K4 U1
    [ILDIS]

    International Legume Database and Information Service

    Conservation
    Not Threatened
    Ecology
    Africa: Somalia-Masai forest, Sudanian bushland and thicket, Somalia-Masai bushland and thicket
    Habit
    Perennial, Not climbing, Shrub

    Distribution

    Native to:

    Central African Repu, Ethiopia, Kenya, Sudan, Tanzania, Uganda

    Other Data

    Indigofera binderi Kotschy appears in other Kew resources:

    Bibliography

    First published in Sitzungsber. Kaiserl. Akad. Wiss., Math.-Naturwiss. Cl., Abt. 1, 2: 364 (1865)

    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.
    • 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

    • Gillett in Kew Bulletin, Add. Ser. 1: 94 (1958).
    • Kotschy in Sitzb. Akad. Wien, Math.-Nat. 51, Abt. 2: 364, t. 6/b (1865).

    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