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

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

    [ILDIS]

    International Legume Database and Information Service

    Conservation
    Insufficiently known
    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
    Perennial herb with a woody corky-barked base and procumbent pubescent branches up to ± 30 cm. long.
    Leaves
    Stipules 1–2 mm. long; rhachis 13–18 mm. long including a petiole of 2–3 mm., prolonged ± 2 mm. beyond the lateral leaflets; leaflets 5–9, broadly elliptic or obovate, ± 5 mm. long and 3 mm. wide, with viscid tips and margins, ± strigose above and markedly so beneath.
    Inflorescences
    Racemes 3–15-flowered, the axis almost glabrous, 25–50 mm. long, including a peduncle of 8–20 mm.; bracts caducous, ± 1 mm. long; pedicels pilose, ± 1 mm. long.
    Calyx
    Calyx strigose, ± 1.8 mm. long, the ± triangular subulate-tipped lobes rather shorter than the tube.
    Corolla
    Corolla pubescent outside.
    Stamens
    Stamens 2.5–4.5 mm. long.
    Fruits
    Pod 12–15 mm. long, 1.8 mm. wide, 1.5 mm. thick, sparingly strigose, ± 8-seeded; endocarp spotted.
    Habitat
    Acacia, Commiphora open bushland; 250–400 m.; rainfall 200–300 mm.
    Distribution
    K1 not known elsewhere

    Images

    Distribution

    Other Data

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

    Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
    Dec 15, 1954 Gillet JB [13370], Kenya K000059109
    Gillett, J.B. [20676], Kenya K000059096
    Gillett, J.B. [21160], Kenya K000059098
    Gillett, J.B. [21267], Kenya K000059099
    Gillett, J.B. [19207], Kenya K000059108
    Gilbert, M.G. [1670], Kenya K000059097
    Gilbert, M.G. [1276], Kenya K000059100
    Gilbert, M.G. [1156], Kenya K000059101
    Brenan, J.P.M. [14787], Kenya K000059102
    Brenan, J.P.M. [14729], Kenya K000059103

    Bibliography

    First published in Kew Bull., Addit. Ser. 1: 45 (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: 45 (1958).

    International Legume Database and Information Service

    • Gillett, J. B. (1958). Kew Bull. Addnl. ser. 1:1-166. Indigofera.. in Tropical Africa.

    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