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  1. Family: Fabaceae Lindl.
    1. Genus: Indigofera L.
      1. Indigofera hochstetteri Baker

        This species is accepted, and its native range is Sahara to Dry Tropical Africa, Arabian Peninsula to India.

    [FTEA]

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

    Habit
    Strigose spreading annual up to 50 cm. tall with ridged stems.
    Leaves
    Leaves 3–5(–7)-foliolate; stipules subulate-filiform, ± 5 mm. long; petiole 8–20 mm. long, about as long as the rhachis which extends up to 7 mm. beyond the lateral leaflets; leaflets oblong-lanceolate, 2–3 times as long as wide, rounded, truncate or emarginate at the apex, up to 3 cm. long in luxuriant plants, strigose beneath, sparsely strigose or, less often, glabrous above.
    Inflorescences
    Racemes shortly pedunculate, many-flowered, shorter than or about as long as the subtending leaf.
    Corolla
    Corolla shorter than, or but little longer than, the deeply divided 2–3 mm. long calyx, caducous.
    Stamens
    Stamens ± 3 mm. long.
    Fruits
    Pod curved, appearing jointed because of the transverse ridges formed by the septa, obtuse except for the persistent subulate style-base.
    Seeds
    Seeds flat, kidney-shaped, yellowish, smooth, ±2 × 1.3 mm.
    Figures
    Fig. 36/7, p. 221.
    Habitat
    Open grassland; perhaps becoming more common as no specimen has been seen from East Africa collected before 1926; 400–1800 m.; rainfall 300–900 mm.
    Distribution
    Mali to Eritrea, Ethiopia, Somali Republic (N.), eastern Congo, also Arabia to Pakistan and India K1 K2 K3 K4 K7 T1 T2 T4 T7 U2
    [ILDIS]

    International Legume Database and Information Service

    Conservation
    Not Threatened
    Ecology
    Africa: Sudanian grasslands, Sahel regional transition zone; grassland, Lake Victoria regional transition zone; grasslands, Somalia-Masai grasslands
    Habit
    Annual, Not climbing, Herb
    [FWTA]

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

    Habit
    An annual
    Ecology
    Of subarid areas.

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    Distribution

    Native to:

    Algeria, Angola, Benin, Burkina, Cameroon, Chad, Djibouti, Egypt, Eritrea, Ethiopia, India, Kenya, Mali, Mauritania, Niger, Oman, Pakistan, Saudi Arabia, Senegal, Socotra, Somalia, Sudan, Tanzania, Uganda, Yemen, Zambia, Zaïre

    Introduced into:

    Western Australia

    Synonyms

    Other Data

    Indigofera hochstetteri Baker appears in other Kew resources:

    Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
    Jan 1, 2002 Friis, I. [10189], Ethiopia K000627838
    Jan 1, 1997 Bidgood, S. [4381], Tanzania K000627829
    Jan 1, 1983 Gilbert, M.G. [4491], Ethiopia K000627839
    Meikle, R.D. [1097], Nigeria K000627844
    Polhill, R. [2071], Tanzania K000627830
    Tanner, R.E.S. [4050], Tanzania K000627826
    Tanner, R.E.S. [4050], Tanzania K000627827
    Gilbert, M.G. [1082], Ethiopia K000627840
    Trott, A.C. [1350], Saudi Arabia K000627847
    Trott, A.C. [1350], Saudi Arabia K000627848
    Bax, R.D. [154], Tanzania K000627823
    Bax, R.D. [154], Tanzania K000627825
    Gillet, J.B. [21924], Somalia K000627822
    Radcliffe-Smith, A. [4048], Oman K000627850
    Friis, I. [8603], Ethiopia K000627836
    Friis, I. [8648], Ethiopia K000627837
    Pettet, A. [12], Sudan K000627834
    Pettersson, B. [16986], Sudan K000627832
    Thulin, M. [6775], Somalia K000627842
    Collenette, J.S. [1761], Saudi Arabia K000627849
    Jackson, J.K. [4315], Sudan K000627833
    Stocks, J.E. [s.n.], Pakistan K000627857
    Richards, H.M. [9193], Zambia K000627858
    Schimper, W. [495], Ethiopia K000392751 Unknown type material
    Miller, A.G. [326], Yemen K000627853
    Rounce, N.V. [32], Tanzania K000627824
    Leippert [6384], Tanzania K000627828
    Guarino, L. [12], Oman K000627851
    Hansen, O.J. [3099], Botswana K000627860
    Witte de [10154], Congo, DRC K000627843
    Sherif, M.I. [2860], Sudan K000627835
    Stower [4031], Eritrea K000627841
    Täckholm, V. [s.n.], Egypt K000627845
    Fahmy, I.R. [s.n.], Egypt K000627846
    Maxwell Darling, R.C. [165], Yemen K000627852
    Jan 1, 1916 Gamble, J.S. [17750], India Indigofera anabaptista K000627856
    Duthie, J.F. [20682], India Indigofera anabaptista K000627854
    Vijay Kumar, B.K. [1283], India Indigofera anabaptista K000627855

    Bibliography

    First published in D.Oliver & auct. suc. (eds.), Fl. Trop. Afr. 2: 101 (1871)

    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.
    • Lepschi, B. & Monro, A. (Project Coordinators) (2014). Australian Plant Census (APC) Council of Heads of Australian Herbaria. http://www.anbg.gov.au/chah/apc/index.html.
    • Shaheen, H., Qureshi, R., Akram, A., Gulfraz, M. & Potter, D. (2014). A preliminary floristic checklist of Thal desert Punjab, Pakistan Pakistn Journal of Botany 46: 13-18.
    • 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.
    • Dobignard, A. & Chatelain, C. (2012). Index synonymique de la flore d'Afrique du nord 4: 1-431. Éditions des conservatoire et jardin botaniques, Genève.
    • Meena, S.L. (2012). A checklist of the vascular plants of Banaskantha district, Gujarat, India Nelumbo 54: 39-91.
    • Onana, J.M. (2011). The vascular plants of Cameroon a taxonomic checklist with IUCN assessments: 1-195. National herbarium of Cameroon, Yaoundé.
    • Figueiredo, E. & Smith, G.F. (2008). Plants of Angola Strelitzia 22: 1-279. National Botanical Institute, Pretoria.
    • Ghazanfar, S.A. (2007). Flora of the Sultanate of Oman. volume 2. Crassulaceae - Apiaceae Scripta Botanica Belgica 36: 1-220.
    • Akoègninou, A., van der Burg, W.J. & van der Maesen, L.J.G. (eds.) (2006). Flore Analytique du Bénin: 1-1034. Backhuys Publishers.
    • Miller, A.G. & Morris, M. (2004). Ethnoflora of Soqotra Archipelago: 1-759. The Royal Botanic Garden, Edinburgh.
    • Kumar, S. & Sane, P.V. (2003). Legumes of South Asia. A Checklist: 1-536. Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.
    • Boulos, L. (1999). Flora of Egypt 1: 1-419. Al Hadara Publishing, Cairo.
    • Wood, J.R.I. (1997). A handbook of the Yemen Flora: 1-434. Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.
    • Audru, J., Cesar, J. & Lebrun, J.-P. (1994). Les Plantes Vasculaires de la République de Djibouti. Flore Illustrée 1: 1-336. CIRAD, Départerment d'Elevage et de Médecine vétérinaire, Djibouti.
    • Thulin, M. (ed.) (1993). Flora of Somalia 1: 1-493. The Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.
    • Barry, J. P. & Celles, J.S. (1991). Flore de Mauritanie 1: 1-359. Centre Regional de Documentation Pedagogique, Nice.
    • 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.
    • Milgahid, A.M. (1989). Flora of Saudi Arabia, ed. 3, 2: 1-282. University Libraries, King Saud University, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.
    • 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.
    • Rechinger, K.H. & al. (1984). Papilionaceae II Flora Iranica 157: 1-499. Naturhistorisches Museums Wien.
    • Peyre de Fabregues, B. & Lebrun, J.-P. (1976). Catalogue des Plantes Vascularies du Niger: 1-433. Institut d' Elevage et de Médecine Vétérinaire des Pays Tropicaux, Maisons Alfort.

    Literature

    Flora of West Tropical Africa

    • Cronq. in Fl. Congo Belge 5: 150.
    • in F.T.A. 2: 101 (1871)

    Kew Backbone Distributions

    • 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.
    • Lepschi, B. & Monro, A. (Project Coordinators) (2014). Australian Plant Census (APC) Council of Heads of Australian Herbaria. http://www.anbg.gov.au/chah/apc/index.html.
    • 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.
    • Dobignard, A. & Chatelain, C. (2012). Index synonymique de la flore d'Afrique du nord 4: 1-431. Éditions des conservatoire et jardin botaniques, Genève.
    • Onana, J.M. (2011). The vascular plants of Cameroon a taxonomic checklist with IUCN assessments: 1-195. National herbarium of Cameroon, Yaoundé.
    • Figueiredo, E. & Smith, G.F. (2008). Plants of Angola Strelitzia 22: 1-279. National Botanical Institute, Pretoria.
    • Nelson Sutherland, C.H. (2008). Catálogo de las plantes vasculares de Honduras. Espermatofitas: 1-1576. SERNA/Guaymuras, Tegucigalpa, Honduras.
    • Ghazanfar, S.A. (2007). Flora of the Sultanate of Oman. volume 2. Crassulaceae - Apiaceae Scripta Botanica Belgica 36: 1-220.
    • Akoègninou, A., van der Burg, W.J. & van der Maesen, L.J.G. (eds.) (2006). Flore Analytique du Bénin: 1-1034. Backhuys Publishers.
    • Miller, A.G. & Morris, M. (2004). Ethnoflora of Soqotra Archipelago: 1-759. The Royal Botanic Garden, Edinburgh.
    • Kumar, S. & Sane, P.V. (2003). Legumes of South Asia. A Checklist: 1-536. Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.
    • Boulos, L. (1999). Flora of Egypt 1: 1-419. Al Hadara Publishing, Cairo.
    • Audru, J., Cesar, J. & Lebrun, J.-P. (1994). Les Plantes Vasculaires de la République de Djibouti. Flore Illustrée 1: 1-336. CIRAD, Départerment d'Elevage et de Médecine vétérinaire, Djibouti.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • Rechinger, K.H. & al. (1984). Papilionaceae II Flora Iranica 157: 1-499. Naturhistorisches Museums Wien.
    • Peyre de Fabregues, B. & Lebrun, J.-P. (1976). Catalogue des Plantes Vascularies du Niger: 1-433. Institut d' Elevage et de Médecine Vétérinaire des Pays Tropicaux, Maisons Alfort.
    • Quézel, P. (1958). Mission Botanique au Tibesti: 1-357. Université d'Alger.

    Flora of Tropical East Africa

    • Gillett in Flora of West Tropical Africa, ed. 2, 1: 538 (1958)
    • Gillett in Kew Bulletin, Add. Ser. 1: 13 (1958).
    • Cronquist in Flore du Congo Belge et du Ruanda-Urundi, 5: 150 (1954).
    • Bak. in Flora of Tropical Africa 2: 101 (1871).

    International Legume Database and Information Service

    • Bhandari, M. M. (1978). Flora of the Indian desert. Jodhpur.
    • Peyre de Fabregues, B. & Lebrun (1976). IEMVPT Etude Botanique No. 3. Catalogue des plantes.. du Niger
    • 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
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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/
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