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

        This species is accepted, and its native range is Ethiopia to Uganda.

    [FTEA]

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

    Habit
    Erect herb 1–1.5 m. tall.
    Stem
    Stems somewhat ridged, like the leaf- and inflorescence-rhachides rather densely covered with short stiff spreading dark brown biramous hairs.
    Leaves
    Stipules narrowly triangular-linear, up to 7 mm. long; leaf-rhachis up to 17 cm. long, including a petiole of 2–3 cm., prolonged up to 7 mm. beyond the lateral leaflets; petiolules 1–2 mm.; stipellae up to 3 mm. long; leaflets 11–27, oblong-elliptic, up to 23 mm. long, 8–10 mm. wide, ending in a mucro up to 1.5 mm. long, white pilose on both surfaces, but the hairs beneath the midrib brownish.
    Inflorescences
    Racemes many-flowered, 12–19 cm. long, including a peduncle of 5–7 cm.; bracts narrowly triangular-linear, up to 6 mm. long, caducous; pedicels up to 3 mm. long, finally reflexed.
    Calyx
    Calyx dark brown, pubescent; tube 2 mm. long; lobes triangular-acuminate, the lowest 2 mm. long, the upper shorter.
    Corolla
    Standard densely crisped white pubescent outside, 12–15 mm. long.
    Stamens
    Stamens 10–12 mm. long.
    Ovary
    Ovary brown or white strigulose, several-ovuled.
    Fruits
    Pods unknown.
    Habitat
    Burned-over margins of upland dry evergreen forest; 1950 m.
    Distribution
    S. Ethiopia U1
    [ILDIS]

    International Legume Database and Information Service

    Conservation
    Insufficiently known
    Ecology
    Africa: Afromontane(upland) bushland and thicket., Somalia-Masai bushland and thicket
    Habit
    Annual, Not climbing, Herb

    Distribution

    Native to:

    Ethiopia, Uganda

    Other Data

    Indigofera macrantha Harms appears in other Kew resources:

    Bibliography

    First published in Annuario Reale Ist. Bot. Roma 7: 91 (1898)

    Accepted by

    • Lock, J.M. (1989). Legumes of Africa a check-list: 1-619. Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.

    Literature

    Kew Backbone Distributions

    • 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: 95 (1958).
    • Bak. f., Leguminosae of Tropical Africa: 158 (1926).
    • Harms in Ann. Ist. Bot. Roma 7: 91 (1897).

    International Legume Database and Information Service

    • Thulin, M. (1983). Opera Botanica 68:1-223. Leguminosae of Ethiopia
    • 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