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

        This species is accepted, and its native range is W. Tropical Africa to South Sudan, Tanzania to Zambia.

    [FTEA]

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

    Habit
    Annual up to 40 cm. tall with a rather sparse indumentum of more or less appressed white biramous hairs and also numerous rather long slender erect yellowish or reddish multicellular hairs, which may or may not be obscurely gland-tipped, and are 1–3 mm. long on the stems, 0.8–1.5 mm. long on the leaf-rhachis, inflorescence-axis, calyx and fruit and absent from the leaflets.
    Leaves
    Leaves 7–15-foliolate; stipules linear-filiform, spreading, up to 6 mm. long; rhachis up to 4 cm. long including a petiole of 10–16 mm. usually longer than the basal leaflets, prolonged beyond the lateral leaflets; leaflets elliptic or oblong-elliptic, 7–10 mm. long, 2–4 mm. wide, 2–5 times as long as wide.
    Inflorescences
    Racemes 10–30-flowered, up to 4 cm. long, rather lax in the fruiting stage, the peduncle shorter than the fertile portion of the axis; bracts linear-lanceolate, up to 2 mm. long, caducous; pedicels up to 1 mm. long.
    Calyx
    Calyx ± 2 mm. long, deeply divided for most of its length into subulate-filiform lobes.
    Corolla
    Corolla pubescent outside, ± 3 mm. long.
    Stamens
    Stamens 2–3 mm. long.
    Style
    Style bent sharply upwards, 1.2–1.7 mm. long.
    Fruits
    Pod straight, spreading, 7–12 mm. long, ±1.5 mm. wide and thick; endocarp spotted.
    Seeds
    Seeds 4–8.
    Habitat
    Grassland with scattered Acacia, especially on sandy soil; 840 m.
    Distribution
    T7
    [ILDIS]

    International Legume Database and Information Service

    Conservation
    Not Threatened
    Ecology
    Africa: Zambezian wooded grassland, Sudanian wooded grassland
    Habit
    Annual, Not climbing, Herb

    Distribution

    Native to:

    Benin, Cameroon, Central African Repu, Guinea-Bissau, Malawi, Nigeria, Sudan, Tanzania, Zambia

    Accepted Infraspecifics

    Other Data

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

    Bibliography

    First published in Bol. Soc. Brot., sér. 2, 33: 32 (1959)

    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.
    • Akoègninou, A., van der Burg, W.J. & van der Maesen, L.J.G. (eds.) (2006). Flore Analytique du Bénin: 1-1034. Backhuys Publishers.
    • Catarino, L., Sampaio Martins, E., Pinto-Basto, M.F. & Diniz, M.A. (2006). Plantas Vasculares e Briófitos da Guiné-Bissau: 1-298. Instituto de investigação científica tropical, Instituto Português de apoio ao desenvolvimento.
    • Lock, J.M. (1989). Legumes of Africa a check-list: 1-619. Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.
    • Boulvert, Y. (1977). Catalogue de la Flore de Centrafrique 2(1): 1-85. ORSTROM, Bangui.

    Literature

    Kew Backbone Distributions

    • 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.
    • Akoègninou, A., van der Burg, W.J. & van der Maesen, L.J.G. (eds.) (2006). Flore Analytique du Bénin: 1-1034. Backhuys Publishers.
    • Catarino, L., Sampaio Martins, E., Pinto-Basto, M.F. & Diniz, M.A. (2006). Plantas Vasculares e Briófitos da Guiné-Bissau: 1-298. Instituto de investigação científica tropical, Instituto Português de apoio ao desenvolvimento.
    • Lock, J.M. (1989). Legumes of Africa a check-list: 1-619. Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.
    • Boulvert, Y. (1977). Catalogue de la Flore de Centrafrique 2(1): 1-85. ORSTROM, Bangui.

    Flora of Tropical East Africa

    • Gillett in Kew Bulletin 24: 489 (1970).
    • Gillett in Bol. Soc. Brot., sér. 2, 33: 32 (1959)

    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