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

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

    [FTEA]

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

    Habit
    Perennial herb with a woody rootstock.
    Stem
    Stems stout, reddish, hispid, erect or spreading, up to 40 cm. long.
    Leaves
    Leaves 1-foliolate; stipules ± 1 mm. wide at the base, up to 1 cm. long, hispid; petiole up to 8 mm. long, jointed ± 1 mm. below the top, with a pair of thread-like stipellae at the joint; blade ovate-oblong or oblong-elliptic, up to 7 cm. long and 2.6 cm. wide, broadly cuneate at the base, ± rounded at the apex, stiffly white pubescent on both surfaces; midrib and 8–9 lateral nerves prominent and fulvous-hispid beneath.
    Inflorescences
    Raceme many-flowered, fulvous-hispid, shorter than the subtending leaf, up to 3 cm. long, including a peduncle of up to 6 mm.; bracts caducous, narrowly lanceolate, up to 5 mm. long; pedicels 1–1.5 mm. long, spreading in fruit.
    Calyx
    Calyx fulvous-hispid, 4–5 mm. long, divided almost to the base.
    Corolla
    Standard white appressed strigose outside.
    Filaments
    Filaments ± 4 mm. long.
    Fruits
    Pods straight, spreading horizontally, up to 11 mm. long, densely covered with short white hairs, ± 4-seeded; endocarp spotted.
    Habitat
    Brachystegia, Uapaca woodland on red sandy soil; 900–1050 m.; rainfall ± 1100 mm.
    Distribution
    not known elsewhere T8
    [ILDIS]

    International Legume Database and Information Service

    Conservation
    Insufficiently known
    Ecology
    Africa: Zambezian woodland
    Habit
    Perennial, Not climbing, Herb

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    Distribution

    Native to:

    Tanzania

    Other Data

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

    Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
    Milne-Redhead, E. [9342], Tanzania K000392859 holotype
    Milne-Redhead, E. [9342], Tanzania K000392860 holotype

    Bibliography

    First published in Kew Bull., Addit. Ser. 1: 75 (1958)

    Accepted by

    • Lock, J.M. (1989). Legumes of Africa a check-list: 1-619. Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.

    Literature

    Kew Backbone Distributions

    • Lock, J.M. (1989). Legumes of Africa a check-list: 1-619. Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.

    Flora of Tropical East Africa

    • Gillett in Kew Bulletin, Add. Ser. 1: 75 (1958).

    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