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  1. Family: Fabaceae Lindl.
    1. Genus: Indigofera L.
      1. Indigofera homblei Baker f. & W.Martin

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

    [ILDIS]

    International Legume Database and Information Service

    Conservation
    Not Threatened
    Ecology
    Africa: Zambezian grassland, Afromontane grassland, Zambezian bushland and thicket, Afromontane(upland) bushland and thicket.
    Habit
    Perennial, Not climbing, Shrub
    [FTEA]

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

    Habit
    Softly woody shrub up to 2.5 m. tall; stems 3-angled or narrowly winged, sparingly strigulose, or, less often, brown pubescent.
    Leaves
    Stipules linear-attenuate, up to 1 cm. long; rhachis sparsely strigulose, up to 2 or 3 mm. wide near the base, up to 14 cm. long, including a petiole of ± 2 cm., prolonged up to 10 mm. beyond the lateral leaflets; leaflets firm, 11–17 or rarely 19, with petiolules up to 4 mm. long and filiform stipellae up to 2 mm. long, elliptic-oblong, up to 45 mm. long and 20 mm. wide, sparingly strigulose on both surfaces.
    Inflorescences
    Racemes many-flowered, densely brown strigulose, up to 16 cm. long, including a peduncle of up to 6 cm.; bracts lanceolate, sometimes large (up to 5 mm. long and 1.5 mm. wide) and reflexed at the tip, sometimes shorter, narrower and straight, caducous; pedicels ± 2 mm. long in flower, ± 4 mm. long and reflexed in fruit.
    Calyx
    Calyx densely brown strigulose, 1.5 mm. long; lobes triangular, shorter than the tube.
    Corolla
    Corolla densely brown strigulose outside; keel obtuse.
    Stamens
    Stamens 5–12 mm. long.
    Fruits
    Pod cylindrical, wider towards the apex, shortly beaked and sometimes upturned at the tip, up to 4.5 cm. long and 3 mm. wide; endocarp brown, obscurely spotted.
    Seeds
    Seeds 6–8, round, smooth, widely separated.

    Distribution

    Native to:

    Angola, Burundi, Cameroon, Malawi, Northern Provinces, Swaziland, Tanzania, Zambia, Zaïre

    Other Data

    Indigofera homblei Baker f. & W.Martin appears in other Kew resources:

    Bibliography

    First published in Bull. Jard. Bot. État Bruxelles 8: 151 (1923)

    Accepted by

    • Schrire, B.D. (2012). Flora Zambesiaca 3(4): 1-245. Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.
    • 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.
    • Germishuizen, G. & Meyer, N.L. (eds.) (2003). Plants of Southern Africa an annotated checklist Strelitzia 14: 1-1231. National Botanical Institute, Pretoria.
    • 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.
    • 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.

    Flora of Tropical East Africa

    • F. White, Forest Flora of Northern Rhodesia p. 156 (1962).
    • Torre in Consp. Fl. Angol. 3: 119 (1962).
    • Gillett in Kew Bulletin, Add. Ser. 1: 87 (1958).
    • Cronquist in Flore du Congo Belge et du Ruanda-Urundi, 5: 139 (1954).
    • Bak. f. & Martin in Bulletin du Jardin botanique de l'État a Bruxelles 8: 151 (1923).

    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

    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