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  1. Family: Fabaceae Lindl.
    1. Genus: Indigofera L.
      1. Indigofera longiracemosa Boivin ex Baill.

        This species is accepted, and its native range is E. Tropical Africa, Comoros, NW. & W. Madagascar, SW. India.

    [ILDIS]

    International Legume Database and Information Service

    Conservation
    Not Threatened
    Ecology
    Africa: Zanzibar-Inhambane regional transition zone; grassland.
    Habit
    Annual/Perennial, Not climbing, Herb/Shrub
    Vernacular
    Aika, Aika Manga, Hengitra, Manga, Niagy
    [FTEA]

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

    Habit
    Branching rather woody herb up to 130 cm. tall; stems slender, cylindrical, reddish, sparingly strigulose.
    Leaves
    Stipules subulate, ± 2 mm. long; rhachis subcylindrical, flattened above, sparingly strigulose, up to 9 cm. long, including a petiole of up to 15 mm., prolonged up to 7 mm. beyond the last leaflet-pair; stipellae subulate, ± 0.5 mm. long; petiolules ± 2 mm. long; leaflets 9–13, elliptic-lanceolate, apiculate, up to 20 mm. long and 11 mm. wide, drying blackish, sparsely strigulose on both surfaces.
    Inflorescences
    Racemes many-flowered, sessile, up to 10 cm. long, sparsely strigulose; bracts linear-lanceolate, ± 1 mm. long, very caducous; pedicels ± 1 mm. long, strongly reflexed after flowering.
    Calyx
    Calyx brown strigulose, ±1.2 mm. long; lobes triangular, rather longer than the tube.
    Corolla
    Corolla densely brown strigulose outside.
    Fruits
    Pod brown, subcylindrical, straight, apiculate, up to 2 cm. long, ± 2.3 mm. wide, sparsely strigulose, 5–6-seeded; endocarp spotted.
    Habitat
    Coastal areas; 0–100 m.; rainfall 1000–1500 mm.
    Distribution
    K7 Z

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    Distribution

    Native to:

    Comoros, India, Kenya, Madagascar, Tanzania

    Introduced into:

    Jawa

    Other Data

    Indigofera longiracemosa Boivin ex Baill. appears in other Kew resources:

    Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
    Schrire, B.D. [2567], Kenya 62724.000

    Bibliography

    First published in Bull. Mens. Soc. Linn. Paris 1: 399 (1883)

    Accepted by

    • Lock, J.M. & Ford, C.S. (2004). Legumes of Malesia a Check-List: 1-295. Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.
    • Kumar, S. & Sane, P.V. (2003). Legumes of South Asia. A Checklist: 1-536. Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.
    • Du Puy, D.J., Labat, N.-N., Rabevohitra, R., Villiers, J.-F., Bosser, J. & Moat, J. (2002). The Leguminosae of Madagascar: 1-737. Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.
    • Lock, J.M. (1989). Legumes of Africa a check-list: 1-619. Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.

    Literature

    Kew Backbone Distributions

    • Lock, J.M. & Ford, C.S. (2004). Legumes of Malesia a Check-List: 1-295. Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.
    • Kumar, S. & Sane, P.V. (2003). Legumes of South Asia. A Checklist: 1-536. Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.
    • Du Puy, D.J., Labat, N.-N., Rabevohitra, R., Villiers, J.-F., Bosser, J. & Moat, J. (2002). The Leguminosae of Madagascar: 1-737. 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: 105 (1958).
    • Baill. in Bull. Soc. Linn. Paris 1: 399 (1883).

    International Legume Database and Information Service

    • Du Puy, D. J. et al. (2002). The Leguminosae of Madagascar. RBG Kew.
    • Gillett, J. B. et al. (1971). Papilionoideae. In: Fl. Trop. E. Africa, Milne-Redhead & Polhill
    • Backer, C. A. (1963). Flora of Java. Groningen, The Netherlands

    Sources

    Flora of Tropical East Africa
    Flora of Tropical East 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.

    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

    Kew Science Photographs
    Digital Image © Board of Trustees, RBG Kew http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/