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  1. Family: Fabaceae Lindl.
    1. Genus: Indigofera L.
      1. Indigofera fulvopilosa Brenan

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

    [FWTA]

    Papilionaceae, Hutchinson and Dalziel. Flora of West Tropical Africa 1:2. 1958

    Habit
    Branching, half woody herb, up to 3 ft. high.
    [FTEA]

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

    Habit
    Erect or prostrate branching annual or short-lived perennial, up to 70 cm. tall from a taproot, everywhere covered with long hairs, which are mostly brownish and erect but white and ± appressed on the leaf-surfaces.
    Leaves
    Stipules narrowly lanceolate-acuminate, up to 8 mm. long and 1.5 mm. wide at the base; leaflets 1–5, elliptic-oblong, up to 23 mm. long and 12 mm. wide.
    Inflorescences
    Racemes laxly 5–20-flowered, up to 7 cm. long including a peduncle of up to 3 cm., stiffly hirsute throughout; bracts linear, ± 3 mm. long, very caducous; pedicels 1 mm. long.
    Calyx
    Calyx divided almost to the base, with linear lobes 4.5 mm. long.
    Corolla
    Corolla hirsute outside.
    Stamens
    Stamens ± 3.5 mm. long.
    Fruits
    Pods tetragonal-subcylindric, 12–20 mm. long, ± 1.8 mm. wide, pubescent, 6–10-seeded; endocarp spotted.
    Habitat
    Roadsides, grassland, forest margins and land regenerating after cultivation; 525–2100 m.; rainfall 900–1700 mm.
    Distribution
    T1 T4 T7 T8 U1 U2 U4 Sierra Leone to the Sudan and Congo, Mozambique, Malawi, Zambia, Rhodesia, Angola
    [ILDIS]

    International Legume Database and Information Service

    Conservation
    Not Threatened
    Ecology
    Africa: Lake Victoria regional transition zone; grasslands, Zambezian woodland, Lake Victoria regional mosaic; anthropic landscapes., Sudanian anthropic landscapes, Sudanian grasslands, Zambezian grassland, Zambezian anthropic landscapes.
    Habit
    Annual, Not climbing, Herb

    Distribution

    Native to:

    Angola, Benin, Burkina, Burundi, Cameroon, Central African Repu, Chad, Congo, Ghana, Ivory Coast, Malawi, Mali, Mozambique, Nigeria, Sierra Leone, Sudan, Tanzania, Togo, Uganda, Zambia, Zaïre, Zimbabwe

    Other Data

    Indigofera fulvopilosa Brenan appears in other Kew resources:

    Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
    Sep 18, 2002 Sokpon N. et al. [364], Benin K000117647
    Jan 1, 1968 Meurillon, A. [540], Cameroon K000087038

    Bibliography

    First published in Mem. New York Bot. Gard. 8: 250 (1953)

    Accepted by

    • Darbyshire, I., Kordofani, M., Farag, I., Candiga, R. & Pickering, H. (eds.) (2015). The Plants of Sudan and South Sudan: 1-400. Kew publishing, Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.
    • Thiombiano, A., Schmidt, M., Dressler, S., Ouédraogo, A., Hahn, K. & Zizka, G. (2012). Catalogue des plantes vasculaires du Burkina Faso Boissiera 65: 1-391.
    • Schrire, B.D. (2012). Flora Zambesiaca 3(4): 1-245. Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.
    • Timberlake, J.R., Bayliss, J., Alves, T., Francisco, J., Harris, T., Nangoma, D. & de Sousa, C. (2009). Biodiversity and Conservation of Mchese Mountain, Malawi. Report produced under the Darwin Initiative Award 15/036: 1-71. Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.
    • Figueiredo, E. & Smith, G.F. (2008). Plants of Angola Strelitzia 22: 1-279. National Botanical Institute, Pretoria.
    • Akoègninou, A., van der Burg, W.J. & van der Maesen, L.J.G. (eds.) (2006). Flore Analytique du Bénin: 1-1034. Backhuys Publishers.
    • Sita, P. & Moutsambote, J.-M. (2005). Catalogue des plantes vasculaires du Congo, ed. sept. 2005: 1-158. ORSTOM, Centre de Brazzaville.
    • Lock, J.M. (1989). Legumes of Africa a check-list: 1-619. Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.
    • Boudet, G., Lebrun, J.P. & Demange, R. (1986). Catalogue des plantes vasculaires du Mali: 1-465. Etudes d'Elevage et de Médecine Vétérinaire des Pays Tropicaux.
    • Brunel, J.F., Hiepo, P. & Scholz, H. (eds.) (1984). Flore Analytique du Togo Phanérogames: 1-751. GTZ, Eschborn.

    Literature

    Flora of West Tropical Africa

    • Cronq. in Fl. Congo Belge 5: 140.
    • in Mem. N.Y. Bot. Gard. 8: 250 (1953)

    Kew Backbone Distributions

    • Thiombiano, A., Schmidt, M., Dressler, S., Ouédraogo, A., Hahn, K. & Zizka, G. (2012). Catalogue des plantes vasculaires du Burkina Faso Boissiera 65: 1-391.
    • Schrire, B.D. (2012). Flora Zambesiaca 3(4): 1-245. Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.
    • Timberlake, J.R., Bayliss, J., Alves, T., Francisco, J., Harris, T., Nangoma, D. & de Sousa, C. (2009). Biodiversity and Conservation of Mchese Mountain, Malawi. Report produced under the Darwin Initiative Award 15/036: 1-71. Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.
    • Figueiredo, E. & Smith, G.F. (2008). Plants of Angola Strelitzia 22: 1-279. National Botanical Institute, Pretoria.
    • Akoègninou, A., van der Burg, W.J. & van der Maesen, L.J.G. (eds.) (2006). Flore Analytique du Bénin: 1-1034. Backhuys Publishers.
    • Sita, P. & Moutsambote, J.-M. (2005). Catalogue des plantes vasculaires du Congo, ed. sept. 2005: 1-158. ORSTOM, Centre de Brazzaville.
    • Boudet, G., Lebrun, J.P. & Demange, R. (1986). Catalogue des plantes vasculaires du Mali: 1-465. Etudes d'Elevage et de Médecine Vétérinaire des Pays Tropicaux.
    • Brunel, J.F., Hiepo, P. & Scholz, H. (eds.) (1984). Flore Analytique du Togo Phanérogames: 1-751. GTZ, Eschborn.

    Flora of Tropical East Africa

    • Torre in Consp. Fl. Angol. 3: 111 (1962).
    • Gillett in Flora of West Tropical Africa, ed. 2, 1: 540 (1958)
    • Gillett in Kew Bulletin, Add. Ser. 1: 58 (1958).
    • Cronquist in Flore du Congo Belge et du Ruanda-Urundi, 5: 140 (1954).
    • Brenan in Mem. N.Y. Bot. Gard. 8: 250 (1953).

    International Legume Database and Information Service

    • Gillett, J. B. et al. (1971). Papilionoideae. In: Fl. Trop. E. Africa, Milne-Redhead & Polhill
    • Torre, A. R. et al. (1966). Papilionoideae. In: Consp. Fl. Angolensis 3. Exell & Fernandez

    Sources

    Flora of Tropical East Africa
    Flora of Tropical East Africa
    http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0

    Flora of West Tropical Africa
    Flora of West Tropical 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.

    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