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

        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
    Prostrate annual, the branches 3–8 cm. long, more or less pilose.
    Leaves
    Stipules setaceous, spreading, 6–7 mm. long; rhachis up to 2 cm. long, including a petiole of up to 1 cm., prolonged 2–3 mm. beyond the lateral leaflets; leaflets 3–5, obovate, up to 9 mm. long and 6 mm. wide, the lateral ones sometimes reduced to setaceous processes, with glandular margins, sparsely pubescent above, strigose beneath.
    Inflorescences
    Racemes (1–) 2-flowered; peduncles 4–6 mm. long, pilose or glabrescent; bracts (? very caducous) not seen; pedicels pilose, ± 1 mm. long.
    Calyx
    Calyx pilose, ± 1.4 mm. long; lobes subulate, ± 1 mm. long, glandular at the tip.
    Corolla
    Corolla pubescent outside.
    Stamens
    Stamens 2 mm. long.
    Fruits
    Pod ± 9 mm. long, 1.1 mm. wide, 0.9 mm. thick, pubescent, 5–7-seeded; endocarp spotted.
    Seeds
    Seeds rectangular, pitted.
    Habitat
    Short grassland on sandy soil; 1200–1600 m.; rainfall 550–800 mm.
    Distribution
    T5 T7
    [ILDIS]

    International Legume Database and Information Service

    Conservation
    Not Threatened
    Habit
    Annual, Not climbing, Herb

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    Distribution

    Native to:

    Tanzania, Zambia

    Other Data

    Indigofera micropetala Baker f. appears in other Kew resources:

    Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
    Burtt, B.D. [3608], Tanzania K000392821 Unknown type material
    Burtt, B.D. [3608], Tanzania K000392822 Unknown type material
    Bidgood, S. [5860], Tanzania K000468565

    Bibliography

    First published in J. Bot. 71: 340 (1933)

    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, Add. Ser. 1: 44 (1958).
    • Bak. f. in Journal of Botany 71: 340 (1933).

    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