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  1. Family: Fabaceae Lindl.
    1. Genus: Indigofera L.
      1. Indigofera charlieriana Schinz

        This species is accepted, and its native range is Somalia to S. Africa.

    [ILDIS]

    International Legume Database and Information Service

    Conservation
    Not Threatened
    Ecology
    Africa: Zambezian grassland, Zanzibar-Inhambane regional transition zone; grassland.
    Habit
    Annual, Not climbing, Herb
    [FTEA]

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

    Habit
    A slender, spreading, sparingly strigulose annual, up to 20 cm. tall.
    Leaves
    Stipules subulate, ± 2 mm. long; rhachis prolonged ± 2–4 mm. beyond the lateral leaflets, up to 5 cm. long in all, including the 1–2 cm. long petiole; leaflets 1–3-jugate, linear, up to 3.5 cm. long, less than 2 mm. wide.
    Inflorescences
    Racemes many-flowered, sessile, shorter than the subtending leaf.
    Stamens
    Stamens ± 3.5 mm. long, less than twice as long as the deeply divided calyx.
    Corolla
    Corolla caducous.
    Fruits
    Pod ± 25 mm. long, 1.6–1.8 mm. wide, gently upcurved towards the acute tip, ± 15-seeded.
    Seeds
    Seeds rectangular, ± 2 × 1.5 mm., with a ridge down each side, mottled.
    Figures
    Fig. 36/4, p. 221.
    Habitat
    Sandy coastal grassland; 0–230 m.; rainfall 1000–1500 mm.
    Distribution
    K7 T3 T8 Z

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    Distribution

    Native to:

    Angola, Botswana, Cape Provinces, Kenya, KwaZulu-Natal, Malawi, Mozambique, Namibia, Northern Provinces, Somalia, Tanzania, Zambia, Zimbabwe

    Introduced into:

    Benin

    Accepted Infraspecifics

    Other Data

    Indigofera charlieriana Schinz appears in other Kew resources:

    Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
    Nov 22, 1954 Bogdan, A. [2524], Kenya K000624187
    Nov 22, 1954 Tweedie [950], Kenya K000624188
    Nov 22, 1954 Whyte, A. [1902], Kenya K000624186
    Nov 22, 1954 Vaughan, J.H. [1303], Tanzania K000624192
    Gillett, J.B. [21297], Kenya K000624193
    Tanner, R. [2620], Tanzania K000624189
    Tanner, R. [2620], Tanzania K000624190
    Gilbert, M.G. [1669], Kenya K000624196
    Robertson, S.A. [3483], Kenya K000624197
    Ferguson, I.K. [4033], Kenya K000624194
    Ferguson, I.K. [4012], Kenya K000624195
    Richards, H.M. [17778], Tanzania K000624191
    Schinz, H. [244], South Africa K000393303

    Bibliography

    First published in Verh. Bot. Vereins Prov. Brandenburg 30: 165 (1888)

    Accepted by

    • Schrire, B.D. (2012). Flora Zambesiaca 3(4): 1-245. Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.
    • Figueiredo, E. & Smith, G.F. (2008). Plants of Angola Strelitzia 22: 1-279. National Botanical Institute, Pretoria.
    • Germishuizen, G. & Meyer, N.L. (eds.) (2003). Plants of Southern Africa an annotated checklist Strelitzia 14: 1-1231. National Botanical Institute, Pretoria.
    • Thulin, M. (ed.) (1993). Flora of Somalia 1: 1-493. The Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.
    • Lock, J.M. (1989). Legumes of Africa a check-list: 1-619. Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.

    Literature

    Kew Backbone Distributions

    • Schrire, B.D. (2012). Flora Zambesiaca 3(4): 1-245. Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.
    • Figueiredo, E. & Smith, G.F. (2008). Plants of Angola Strelitzia 22: 1-279. National Botanical Institute, Pretoria.
    • Germishuizen, G. & Meyer, N.L. (eds.) (2003). Plants of Southern Africa an annotated checklist Strelitzia 14: 1-1231. National Botanical Institute, Pretoria.
    • Lock, J.M. (1989). Legumes of Africa a check-list: 1-619. Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.

    Flora of Tropical East Africa

    • Schinz in Verh. Bot. Ver. Brand. 30: 165 (1888).

    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

    Plants and People Africa
    Common Names from Plants and People Africa http://www.plantsandpeopleafrica.com/
    © Plants and People Africa http://www.plantsandpeopleafrica.com http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/