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

        This species is accepted, and its native range is S. Ethiopia to NE. Kenya.

    [ILDIS]

    International Legume Database and Information Service

    Conservation
    Not Threatened
    Ecology
    Africa: Somalia-Masai bushland and thicket
    Habit
    Perennial, Not climbing, Herb
    [FTEA]

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

    Habit
    A spreading strigose herb, probably perennial, with branches up to 25 cm. long.
    Leaves
    Leaves pinnately 3-foliolate; stipules ± linear, up to 8 mm. long; petiole ± 2 cm. long; rhachis 5–7 mm. long; leaflets elliptic-oblong, obtuse, up to 24 mm. long and 12 mm. wide.
    Inflorescences
    Racemes many-flowered, up to 10 cm. long, including a peduncle up to 4 cm. long.
    Calyx
    Calyx deeply divided, less than half as long as the 4 mm. long stamens.
    Corolla
    Corolla dull yellow, the standard rather persistent, strigose outside, ± 5 mm. long.
    Fruits
    Pod straight, acute, with a continuous lateral ridge, ± 15–18 mm. long, 2.4 mm. wide, stiffly pilose, ± 5-seeded.
    Figures
    Fig. 36/5, p. 221.
    Habitat
    Acacia, Commiphora open bushland on limestone soils; 360 m.; rainfall ± 250 mm.
    Distribution
    K1 not known elsewhere

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    Distribution

    Native to:

    Ethiopia, Kenya, Somalia

    Other Data

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

    Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
    Dec 15, 1955 Gillet JB [13370], Kenya K000059113
    Gilbert, M.G. [1229], Kenya K000059110

    Bibliography

    First published in Kew Bull., Addit. Ser. 1: 15 (1958)

    Accepted by

    • 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

    • 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.

    Flora of Tropical East Africa

    • Gillett in Kew Bulletin, Add. Ser. 1: 15 (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
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    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