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  1. Family: Fabaceae Lindl.
    1. Genus: Indigofera L.
      1. Indigofera garckeana Vatke

        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
    A shrub with large leaflets, up to 6 ft. high.
    [FTEA]

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

    Habit
    Softly woody shrub up to 3 m. tall, but sometimes flowering on much shorter coppiced shoots; stems 3–4-angled or winged, strigulose or pubescent.
    Leaves
    Stipules subulate-setaceous, up to 10 mm. long; rhachis rather flattened, brownish or whitish pubescent, ± 10 cm. long, including a petiole of up to 3 cm., prolonged up to 10 mm. beyond the lateral leaflets; stipellae filiform, up to 3 mm. long; petiolules up to 4 mm. long; leaflets 5–9, rarely 3 or 11–13, oblong-elliptic, apiculate, up to 5 cm. long and 2.8 cm. wide, usually strigulose on both surfaces, pubescent on the nerves beneath.
    Inflorescences
    Racemes brownish strigulose or pubescent, many-flowered, up to 25 cm. long in fruit, including a peduncle of ± 2–3 cm.; bracts lanceolate, erect, up to 8 mm. long, caducous; pedicels ± 2 mm. in flower, reflexed and ± 3 mm. long in fruit.
    Calyx
    Calyx densely strigulose, nearly 2 mm. long; lobes broadly triangular, shorter than the tube.
    Corolla
    Corolla densely golden-brown strigulose outside.
    Stamens
    Stamens 12–13 mm. long.
    Fruits
    Pod usually upturned and pointed at the tip, the style-base not thickened, somewhat tetragonal, 5–6 cm. long, ± 3.5 mm. wide and 3 mm. thick, strigulose, 13–17-seeded; endocarp spotted.
    Figures
    Fig. 44/10, p. 298.
    Habitat
    Scattered tree grassland, deciduous woodland; 500–2200 m.; rainfall 700–1400 mm.
    Distribution
    K1 K2 K3 K4 K5 T1 T2 T3 T4 T6 U1 U2 U3 U4
    [ILDIS]

    International Legume Database and Information Service

    Conservation
    Not Threatened
    Ecology
    Africa: Sudanian woodland, Lake Victoria regional transition zone; woodland., Sudanian wooded grassland, Lake Victoria regional mosaic; wooded grassland, Zambezian wooded grassland, Zambezian woodland
    Habit
    Perennial, Not climbing, Shrub

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    Distribution

    Native to:

    Benin, Burundi, Central African Repu, Chad, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Kenya, Malawi, Mozambique, Rwanda, Senegal, Sudan, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia, Zaïre, Zimbabwe

    Synonyms

    Other Data

    Indigofera garckeana Vatke appears in other Kew resources:

    Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
    Lebrun, J. [9584], Congo, DRC K000392758 isotype

    Bibliography

    First published in Oesterr. Bot. Z. 29: 221 (1879)

    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.
    • Schrire, B.D. (2012). Flora Zambesiaca 3(4): 1-245. Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.
    • Akoègninou, A., van der Burg, W.J. & van der Maesen, L.J.G. (eds.) (2006). Flore Analytique du Bénin: 1-1034. Backhuys Publishers.
    • Hedberg, I. & Edwards, S. (eds.) (1989 publ. 1990). Flora of Ethiopia and Eritrea 3: 1-659. The National Herbarium, Addis Ababa University, Ethiopia & The Department of Systematic Botany, Upps.
    • Lock, J.M. (1989). Legumes of Africa a check-list: 1-619. Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.
    • Troupin, G. (ed.) (1983). Flora du Rwanda 2: 1-603. Musee Royal de l'Afrique Centrale.
    • Lebrun, J.-P., Audru, J., Gaston, A. & Mosnier, M. (1972). Catalogue des Plantes Vasculaires du Tchad Méridional: 1-289. Institut d' Elevage et de Médecine Vétérinaire des Pays Tropicaux, Maisons Alfort.

    Literature

    Flora of West Tropical Africa

    • Cronq. in Fl. Congo Belge 5: 138.
    • Bak. f. Leg. Trop. Afr. 1: 150
    • in Oest. Bot. Zeit. 29: 221 (1879)

    Kew Backbone Distributions

    • Schrire, B.D. (2012). Flora Zambesiaca 3(4): 1-245. Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.
    • Akoègninou, A., van der Burg, W.J. & van der Maesen, L.J.G. (eds.) (2006). Flore Analytique du Bénin: 1-1034. Backhuys Publishers.
    • Lock, J.M. (1989). Legumes of Africa a check-list: 1-619. Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.
    • Troupin, G. (ed.) (1983). Flora du Rwanda 2: 1-603. Musee Royal de l'Afrique Centrale.
    • Lebrun, J.-P., Audru, J., Gaston, A. & Mosnier, M. (1972). Catalogue des Plantes Vasculaires du Tchad Méridional: 1-289. Institut d' Elevage et de Médecine Vétérinaire des Pays Tropicaux, Maisons Alfort.

    Flora of Tropical East Africa

    • F. White, Forest Flora of Northern Rhodesia p. 156 (1962).
    • Dale & Greenway, Kenya Trees and Shrubs p. 366 (1961).
    • Gillett in Flora of West Tropical Africa, ed. 2, 1: 541 (1958)
    • Gillett in Kew Bulletin, Add. Ser. 1: 93 (1958).
    • Cronquist in Flore du Congo Belge et du Ruanda-Urundi, 5: 138 (1954).
    • 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).
    • Vatke in Oesterr.Bot. Zeitschr.29: 221 (1879).

    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
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    Flora of West Tropical Africa
    Flora of West Tropical 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.
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    International Legume Database and Information Service
    International Legume Database and Information Service (ILDIS) V10.39 Nov 2011
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    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