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  1. Family: Fabaceae Lindl.
    1. Genus: Indigofera L.
      1. Indigofera malindiensis J.B.Gillett

        This species is accepted, and its native range is Kenya.

    [ILDIS]

    International Legume Database and Information Service

    Conservation
    Insufficiently known
    Ecology
    Africa: Zanzibar-Inhambane regional transition zone ; woodland., Zanzibar-Inhambane regional transition zone; bushland and thicket.
    Habit
    Annual, Not climbing, Herb/Shrub
    [FTEA]

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

    Habit
    Bushy herb up to 1.3 m. tall, with white appressed hairs throughout.
    Leaves
    Stipules narrow, spreading or reflexed, ± 2 mm. long; leaf-rhachis up to 4 cm. long, including a petiole of 3–6 mm., prolonged up to 2 mm. beyond the lateral leaflets; leaflets 5–11, oblong, wedge-shaped at the base, up to 12 mm. long and 5 mm. wide.
    Inflorescences
    Racemes pubescent, 12–25-flowered, 1.5–3.5 cm. long, including a peduncle of 5–9 mm.
    Pedicel
    Pedicels 1 mm. long, spreading or somewhat reflexed in fruit.
    Calyx
    Calyx 1.5 mm. long, divided to the middle.
    Filaments
    Filaments 6 mm. long.
    Style
    Style 1.3 mm. long.
    Fruits
    Pod ridged down each side, up to 25 mm. long, ± 2 mm. wide and 1.3 mm. thick, with sparse appressed hairs, 11–13-seeded; endocarp spotted.
    Seeds
    Seeds oblong, ridged on each side, faintly pitted, ± 1.5 mm. long, 1 mm. wide, 0.7 mm. thick.
    Habitat
    Locally dominant in glades in wooded sand-dunes and on river-banks; 0–450 m.
    Distribution
    not known elsewhere K4 K7

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    Distribution

    Other Data

    Indigofera malindiensis J.B.Gillett appears in other Kew resources:

    Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
    Feb 13, 1961 Rawlins, S.P. [610], Kenya K000059261
    Gillett, J.B. [20344], Kenya K000059260
    Robertson, S.A. [3563], Kenya K000059253
    Rawlins, S.P. [941], Kenya K000059259
    Tweedie [3143], Kenya K000059256
    Kokwaro, J.O. [2627], Kenya K000059254
    Agnew, A.D.Q. [7372], Kenya K000059255

    Bibliography

    First published in Kew Bull. 24: 495 (1970)

    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 24: 495, fig. 8 (1970).

    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