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

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

    [FTEA]

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

    Habit
    Annual herb 20–60 cm. tall; branches reddish, rather closely covered, as are the racemes and pods, with short erect brown glandular hairs as well as longer white adpressed medifixed hairs.
    Leaves
    Stipules subulate, up to 4 mm. long; rhachis up to 35 mm. long, including a petiole of 9–12 mm., prolonged up to 3 mm. beyond the lateral leaflets; leaflets 9–13, narrowly obovate or elliptic-oblong, rounded at the apex, up to 12 mm. long and 4 mm. wide, free from glandular hairs, appressed pilose above, strigose beneath.
    Inflorescences
    Racemes 10–20-flowered, up to 25 mm. long, including a peduncle of 5–7 mm.
    Calyx
    Calyx 2.5 mm. long; lobes narrowly deltoid-acuminate, much longer than the tube.
    Corolla
    Corolla pubescent outside.
    Stamens
    Stamens 3 mm. long.
    Fruits
    Fruit curved into a semicircle, ± 17 mm. long, 1.4 mm. wide and 0.9 mm. thick, densely covered with reddish glandular hairs up to 0.7 mm. long, as well as appressed white medifixed hairs, 9–12-seeded.
    Habitat
    Sandy open places in Acacia, Commiphora bushland; 1200–1400 m.; rainfall 700–900 mm.
    Distribution
    T5 T7 not known elsewhere
    [ILDIS]

    International Legume Database and Information Service

    Conservation
    Insufficiently known
    Ecology
    Africa: Zambezian bushland and thicket
    Habit
    Annual, Not climbing, Herb

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    Distribution

    Native to:

    Tanzania

    Other Data

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

    Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
    Jul 21, 1954 Davies, R.M. [560], Tanzania K000392870 isotype
    Bidgood, S. [6126], Tanzania K000468299

    Bibliography

    First published in Kew Bull., Addit. Ser. 1: 63 (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: 63 (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