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  1. Family: Fabaceae Lindl.
    1. Genus: Indigofera L.
      1. Indigofera bogdanii J.B.Gillett

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

    [FTEA]

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

    Habit
    An intricate shrublet up to 0.5 m. tall; stems cylindrical, like the leaf-rhachides and inflorescences rather densely appressed strigulose.
    Leaves
    Stipules triangular-subulate, ± 1 mm. long; rhachis 10–15 mm. long, including a petiole of ± 2 mm.; leaflets 5–9, cuneate-oblong, apiculate, up to 5 mm. long and 3 mm. wide, green or blackish when dry, strigulose beneath, glabrous above.
    Inflorescences
    Racemes 10–12-flowered, sessile, ± 1 cm. long; bracts ovate, ± 0.4 mm. long, deciduous or persistent; pedicels ± 1 mm. long, strongly reflexed in fruit.
    Calyx
    Calyx white strigulose, ± 1.5 mm. long; lobes broadly triangular, shorter than the tube.
    Corolla
    Corolla white or brown strigulose outside.
    Stamens
    Stamens ± 4 mm. long.
    Fruits
    Pod brown, indehiscent, straight or slightly curved, up to 12 mm. long, strongly torulose, the segments subglobular, ± 2.2 mm. in diameter, the isthmi ± 1.3 mm. wide and 0.9 mm. thick, strigulose.
    Seeds
    Seeds 1–4, subglobose, smooth, black.
    [ILDIS]

    International Legume Database and Information Service

    Conservation
    Not Threatened
    Ecology
    Africa: Somalia-Masai grasslands, Afromontane grassland
    Habit
    Perennial, Not climbing, Herb/Shrub

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    Distribution

    Native to:

    Ethiopia, Kenya, Tanzania

    Other Data

    Indigofera bogdanii J.B.Gillett appears in other Kew resources:

    Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
    Jan 18, 1955 Drummond, R.B. [4434], Kenya K000059882
    Jan 18, 1955 Bogdan, A. [952], Kenya K000059883
    Jan 18, 1955 Twiner, Q. [3507], Kenya K000059884
    Gillett, J.B. [18625], Kenya K000059894
    Napper, D. [837], Kenya K000059885
    Verdcourt, B. [3703], Kenya K000059887
    Luke, P.A. [6163], Kenya K000059881
    Polhill, R.M. [425], Kenya K000059886
    Kerfoot, O. [3938], Kenya K000059888

    Bibliography

    First published in Kew Bull., Addit. Ser. 1: 103 (1958)

    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

    • Gillett in Kew Bulletin, Add. Ser. 1: 103 (1958).

    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.
    Digital Image © Board of Trustees, RBG Kew http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/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