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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

Morphology General Habit
Annual, with greenish or reddish branches, which are shortly white pubescent and also carry long straight spreading hairs.
Morphology 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.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences
Racemes 1–2-flowered; rhachis pubescent, 5–12 mm. long; pedicels 0.6–0.9 mm. long.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Calyx
Calyx pilose, ± 2 mm. long, including the tube of 0.5 mm.; lobes filiform, not gland-tipped.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Corolla
Corolla pubescent outside.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Androecium Stamens
Stamens almost 3 mm. long.
Morphology Reproductive morphology 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

Ecology
Africa: Zambezian grassland
Morphology General Habit
Annual, Not climbing, Herb
Conservation
Insufficiently known

Native to:

Mozambique, Tanzania

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

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

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

Flora of Tropical East Africa
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International Legume Database and Information Service
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