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

        This species is accepted, and its native range is Tanzania to Mozambique.

    [FTEA]

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

    Habit
    Annual, with greenish or reddish branches, which are shortly white pubescent and also carry long straight spreading hairs.
    Leaves
    Leaves 1-foliolate; stipules asymmetrically ovate-lanceolate, 3–5 mm. long and 0.8–1.2 mm. wide; petiole 1–2 mm. long; blade elliptic-oblong or obovate, up to 11 or 17 mm. long and 6 or 9 mm. wide, appressed pubescent on both sides.
    Inflorescences
    Racemes 1–2-flowered; rhachis pubescent, 5–12 mm. long; pedicels 0.6–0.9 mm. long.
    Calyx
    Calyx pilose, ± 2 mm. long, including the tube of 0.5 mm.; lobes filiform, not gland-tipped.
    Corolla
    Corolla pubescent outside.
    Stamens
    Stamens almost 3 mm. long.
    Fruits
    Pod more or less erect, straight, 4–5 mm. long, 1.7 mm. wide, 0.7 mm. thick, pubescent, ± 3-seeded.
    Habitat
    Shallow soil in crevices of granite rocks; 900 m.; rainfall 950 mm.
    Distribution
    T8 not known elsewhere
    [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:

    Mozambique, Tanzania

    Other Data

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

    Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
    Richards, H.M. [18029], Tanzania K000392875 holotype

    Bibliography

    First published in Kew Bull. 24: 47 (1970)

    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.

    Flora of Tropical East Africa

    • Gillett in Kew Bulletin 24: 473, fig. 3 (1970).

    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