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

        This species is accepted, and its native range is Tanzania to Northern Prov., W. Madagascar.

    [ILDIS]

    International Legume Database and Information Service

    Conservation
    Not Threatened
    Habit
    Perennial, Not climbing, Shrub
    [FTEA]

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

    Habit
    Softly woody shrub up to 2 m. tall; stems often slightly zigzag, pubescent at first, then glabrescent.
    Leaves
    Stipules filiform, pubescent, up to 18 mm. long; rhachis pubescent, up to 13 cm. long, including a petiole of ± 10 mm., prolonged 5–9 mm. beyond lateral leaflets; leaflets 11–23, with filiform stipellae 2–3 mm. long exceeding the petiolules, rather paler beneath than above, elliptic-lanceolate, pointed at the base, up to 25 mm. long and 11 mm. wide, sparsely silky pubescent on both surfaces.
    Inflorescences
    Racemes densely many-flowered, pubescent, up to 11 cm. long including a peduncle of up to 15 mm.; bracts linear-lanceolate, up to 8 mm. long, out-topping the buds, pubescent, caducous; pedicels pubescent, 1.5 mm. long in flower, up to 3 mm. long and usually reflexed in fruit.
    Calyx
    Calyx pubescent; lobes triangular, ± as long as the tube, the lower longer than the upper.
    Corolla
    Corolla white puberulent outside; standard and keel pointed.
    Stamens
    Stamens 13–15 mm. long.
    Ovary
    Ovary glabrous, with ± 14 ovules.
    Fruits
    Pod (immature) almost straight, up to 4 cm. long, glabrous.
    Habitat
    In thickets on sandy soils; 0–500 m.; rainfall ± 950 mm.
    Distribution
    T8 subsp. brachybotrys (Bak.) Gillett with stamens ± 10 mm. long, in Madagascar

    Distribution

    Native to:

    Madagascar, Mozambique, Northern Provinces, Tanzania

    Accepted Infraspecifics

    Other Data

    Indigofera fulgens Baker appears in other Kew resources:

    Bibliography

    First published in D.Oliver & auct. suc. (eds.), Fl. Trop. Afr. 2: 101 (1871)

    Accepted by

    • 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.

    Literature

    Kew Backbone Distributions

    • Schrire, B.D. (2012). Flora Zambesiaca 3(4): 1-245. Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.
    • Du Puy, D.J., Labat, N.-N., Rabevohitra, R., Villiers, J.-F., Bosser, J. & Moat, J. (2002). The Leguminosae of Madagascar: 1-737. Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.

    Flora of Tropical East Africa

    • Gillett in Kew Bulletin, Add. Ser. 1: 86 (1958).
    • J.P.M. Brenan, Check-lists of the Forest Trees and Shrubs of the British Empire no. 5, part II, Tanganyika Territory p. 429 (1949).
    • Bak. in Flora of Tropical Africa 2: 101 (1871).

    International Legume Database and Information Service

    • Du Puy, D. J. et al. (2002). The Leguminosae of Madagascar. RBG Kew.

    Sources

    Flora of Tropical East Africa
    Flora of Tropical East Africa
    http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/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