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  1. Family: Fabaceae Lindl.
    1. Genus: Indigofera L.
      1. Indigofera ischnoclada Harms

        This species is accepted, and its native range is Tanzania to S. Tropical Africa.

    [FTEA]

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

    Habit
    Delicate branching annual up to ± 25 cm. tall.
    Stem
    Stems cylindrical, almost glabrous.
    Leaves
    Stipules foliaceous, with long subsimple hairs on their margins, ending in a fine point which is gland-tipped when young; petiole filiform, up to 9 mm. long, jointed 1 mm. below the lamina, which is elliptic, apiculate, up to 13 mm. long and 10 mm. wide, and sparsely covered with short appressed hairs on both surfaces.
    Inflorescences
    Peduncles glabrous, 1- or less often 2-flowered, filiform, up to 9 mm. long, numerous in the axils of reduced leaves whose laminas as well as their stipules end in conspicuous glandular filiform tips; pedicels 0.5–0.8 mm. long, pilose; bracts not seen; calyx deeply divided, a little shorter than the 2 mm. long stamens.
    Fruits
    Pod cylindrical, up to 5 mm. long, ± 1.2 mm. wide, glabrous, 1–5-seeded.
    Seeds
    Seeds orange-yellow, quadrangular; ± 0.7 by 0.8 mm.
    Habitat
    Deciduous woodland on sand; ± 400 m.; rainfall ± 1000 mm.
    Distribution
    T6 T8
    [ILDIS]

    International Legume Database and Information Service

    Conservation
    Not Threatened
    Ecology
    Africa: Zambezian anthropic landscapes., Zambezian woodland
    Habit
    Annual, Not climbing, Herb

    Distribution

    Native to:

    Malawi, Mozambique, Tanzania

    Other Data

    Indigofera ischnoclada Harms appears in other Kew resources:

    Bibliography

    First published in Notizbl. Bot. Gart. Berlin-Dahlem 11: 812 (1933)

    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, Add. Ser. 1: 22 (1958).
    • Harms in Notizblatt des Botanischen Gartens und Museums zu Berlin-Dahelm 11: 812 (1933).

    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