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  1. Family: Fabaceae Lindl.
    1. Genus: Indigofera L.
      1. Indigofera dissitiflora Baker

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

    [FTEA]

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

    Habit
    Branches sparingly appressed strigose.
    Leaves
    Stipules subulate, 1–3 mm. long, much shorter than the petiole which is up to 10 mm. long; rhachis (including petiole) up to 2 cm. long, prolonged 0–2 mm. beyond lateral leaflets; leaflets 3–9, narrowly oblanceolate, up to 20 mm. long and 2.5 mm. wide, strigulose on both surfaces.
    Inflorescences
    Racemes 3–5-flowered; peduncle glabrous, up to 17 mm. long; bracts filiform; pedicels 1 mm. long.
    Calyx
    Calyx strigose, 1.5 mm. long, divided to the middle.
    Corolla
    Corolla strigulose outside.
    Stamens
    Stamens 3.5–5 mm. long.
    Fruits
    Fruit up to 2 cm. long, ± 1 mm. wide, densely appressed strigulose.
    Habitat
    Grassland on sandy soil in secondary deciduous woodland; 1100–1500 m.; rainfall 600–900 mm.
    Distribution
    not known elsewhere T4 T7
    [ILDIS]

    International Legume Database and Information Service

    Conservation
    Insufficiently known
    Ecology
    Africa: Zambezian grassland
    Habit
    Annual, Not climbing, Herb

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    Distribution

    Native to:

    Malawi, Tanzania, Zambia, Zimbabwe

    Accepted Infraspecifics

    Other Data

    Indigofera dissitiflora Baker appears in other Kew resources:

    Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
    Cameron [41], Tanzania K000392809 Unknown type material

    Bibliography

    First published in J. Linn. Soc., Bot. 15: 93 (1876)

    Accepted by

    • 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.
    • 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: 47 (1958).
    • J.P.M. Brenan, Check-lists of the Forest Trees and Shrubs of the British Empire no. 5, part II, Tanganyika Territory p. 427 (1949).
    • Bak in Oliv. in Journal of the Linnean Society of London, Botany 15: 93 (1876).

    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