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  1. Family: Fabaceae Lindl.
    1. Genus: Indigofera L.
      1. Indigofera laxeracemosa Baker f.

        This species is accepted, and its native range is Tanzania to KwaZulu-Natal.

    [FTEA]

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

    Habit
    Spreading annual, somewhat woody at the base; stems dark reddish, very sparsely appressed strigulose.
    Leaves
    Stipules triangular, ± 1 mm. long; rhachis dark reddish, sparingly strigulose, up to 25 mm. long, including a petiole of up to 5 mm., prolonged 2–4 mm. beyond lateral leaflets; leaflets 5–9, cuneate, elliptic-oblong, emarginate and apiculate at the apex, up to 9 mm. long and 3 mm. wide, glabrous above and finely strigulose beneath.
    Inflorescences
    Racemes laxly 10–15-flowered, sparingly strigulose, up to 5 cm. long including a peduncle of up to 2 cm.; bracts oblong, acute, ± 1 mm. long, very caducous; pedicels up to 1.5 mm. long, erect or spreading in fruit.
    Calyx
    Calyx ± 1.5 mm. long; lobes triangular, as long as the tube.
    Corolla
    Corolla strigulose outside.
    Stamens
    Stamens 3–4 mm. long.
    Fruits
    Pod blackish, rather torulose, 10–18 mm. long, 1.5–2 mm. wide, ± 2.3 mm. thick; endocarp not spotted.
    Seeds
    Seeds 5–8, not pitted.
    Habitat
    Sandy ground near sea; rainfall over 1000 mm.
    Distribution
    T3 T6 Z
    [ILDIS]

    International Legume Database and Information Service

    Conservation
    Not Threatened
    Ecology
    Africa: Zanzibar-Inhambane regional transition zone; grassland.
    Habit
    Annual, Not climbing, Herb

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    Distribution

    Native to:

    KwaZulu-Natal, Mozambique, Northern Provinces, Tanzania

    Other Data

    Indigofera laxeracemosa Baker f. appears in other Kew resources:

    Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
    Kirk, J. [s.n.], Mozambique K000393043 Unknown type material
    Speke [14], Mozambique K000393042 Unknown type material
    Scott, W.S. [s.n.], Mozambique K000393041 Unknown type material

    Bibliography

    First published in J. Bot. 41: 241 (1903)

    Accepted by

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

    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: 85 (1958).
    • Bak. f. in Journal of Botany 41: 241 (1903).

    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