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  1. Family: Fabaceae Lindl.
    1. Genus: Indigofera L.
      1. Indigofera malongensis Cronquist

        This species is accepted, and its native range is Tanzania to Zambia.

    [FTEA]

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

    Habit
    Erect herb or subshrub up to 1 m. tall, branches glabrous or glabrescent.
    Leaves
    Leaf-rhachis up to 5 cm. long, including a petiole of 2–3 mm.; stipules subulate-setaceous, 2–3 mm. long; stipellae filiform 0.4–0.8 mm. long; leaflets 9–13, nearly always alternate, elliptic, rounded or broadly acute and apiculate at the apex, broadly cuneate at the base, darker above than beneath, sparsely strigulose on both surfaces, increasing in size towards the leaf-tip, up to 20 mm. long and 13 mm. wide.
    Inflorescences
    Racemes axillary, loosely 10–25-flowered, 4–5 cm. long, including a peduncle of ±1 cm.; bracts filiform, ±2 mm. long, very caducous; flowering pedicels spreading, up to 5 mm. long, fruiting pedicels ascending, up to 7 mm. long.
    Calyx
    Calyx strigulose with narrowly triangular lobes, up to 2 mm. long.
    Corolla
    Standard appressed white pubescent outside.
    Stamens
    Staminal sheath ±4 mm. long.
    Ovary
    Ovary glabrous.
    Fruits
    Pod nearly straight, up to 25 mm. long, ±1.5 mm. wide, 4–6-seeded.
    Habitat
    Dense thickets on hills in Brachystegia woodland; 450 m.
    Distribution
    NE. Zambia T8
    [ILDIS]

    International Legume Database and Information Service

    Conservation
    Not Threatened
    Ecology
    Africa: Zambezian bushland and thicket
    Habit
    Perennial, Not climbing, Herb/Shrub

    Distribution

    Native to:

    Tanzania, Zambia, Zaïre

    Other Data

    Indigofera malongensis Cronquist appears in other Kew resources:

    Bibliography

    First published in Bull. Jard. Bot. État Bruxelles 22: 220 (1952)

    Accepted by

    • Schrire, B.D. (2012). Flora Zambesiaca 3(4): 1-245. Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.
    • Lock, J.M. (1989). Legumes of Africa a check-list: 1-619. Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.

    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 24:468 (1970).
    • Gillett in Kew Bulletin, Add. Ser. 1:115 (1958)
    • Cronquist in Flore du Congo Belge et du Ruanda-Urundi, 5:147 (1954).
    • Cronq., 133a.in Bulletin du Jardin Botanique de l'État a Bruxelles 22:220 (1952)

    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

    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