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

        This species is accepted, and its native range is S. Somalia to N. Tanzania.

    [FTEA]

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

    Habit
    Low spreading perennial, sometimes rooting at the nodes; stems reddish with a very few appressed hairs, often rather woody at the base.
    Leaves
    Stipules subulate-setaceous, up to 5 mm. long; rhachis sparingly strigulose, up to 43 mm. long, including a petiole of up to 5 mm., prolonged some 2 mm. beyond the lateral leaflets; leaflets 7–13, with well-developed filiform stipellae, narrowly cuneate-oblong, mucronate, up to 15 mm. long and 5 mm. wide, glabrous or nearly so above, strigulose beneath.
    Inflorescences
    Racemes 10–25-flowered, sparingly strigulose, up to 20 cm. long, including a peduncle of up to 5 cm.; bracts filiform, 1–5 mm. long, caducous; pedicels 1.5 mm. long, ± reflexed after flowering.
    Calyx
    Calyx sparingly strigulose, up to 5 mm. long; lobes narrowly triangular, longer than the tube, the lower lobe longer than the others.
    Corolla
    Standard white puberulent outside; wings and keel puberulent at the margins.
    Stamens
    Stamens 13–15 mm. long.
    Fruits
    Fruit with thickened sutures, somewhat upturned near the apex, beaked, ± 4 cm. long and 2.5 mm. wide, glabrous, ± 13-seeded.
    Habitat
    Rocky outcrops, on sand in lowland forests and coconut groves; 0–350 m.; rainfall 1000–1200 mm.
    Distribution
    K7 T3 not known elsewhere
    [ILDIS]

    International Legume Database and Information Service

    Conservation
    Not Threatened
    Ecology
    Africa: Zanzibar-Inhambane regional transition zone; bushland and thicket., Zanzibar-Inhambane regional transition zone; grassland., Somalia-Masai bushland and thicket
    Habit
    Perennial, Not climbing, Herb

    Distribution

    Native to:

    Kenya, Somalia, Tanzania

    Other Data

    Indigofera longimucronata Baker f. appears in other Kew resources:

    Bibliography

    First published in J. Bot. 41: 330 (1903)

    Accepted by

    • Thulin, M. (ed.) (1993). Flora of Somalia 1: 1-493. The Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.
    • Lock, J.M. (1989). Legumes of Africa a check-list: 1-619. Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.

    Literature

    Kew Backbone Distributions

    • Thulin, M. (ed.) (1993). Flora of Somalia 1: 1-493. The Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.
    • 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: 85 (1958).
    • Bak. f. in Journal of Botany 41: 330 (1903).

    International Legume Database and Information Service

    • Thulin, M. (1989). Nordic J. Bot. 8:457-488. new/noteworthy legumes NE Trop. Afr.
    • 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