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

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

    [FTEA]

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

    Habit
    Semi-woody branching herb up to 1.5 m. tall, everywhere densely silvery with short (0.2–0.3 mm.) strictly appressed hairs.
    Leaves
    Stipules triangular, ± 1 mm. long; rhachis up to 2.5 cm. long, including the 3–4 mm. petiole, prolonged 1–2 mm. beyond the lateral leaflets; leaflets 5–11 (rarely–13), narrowly cuneate-oblong, apiculate, the terminal rather larger than the lateral, up to 17 mm. long and 3 mm. wide.
    Inflorescences
    Raceme 6–20-flowered, up to 12 or rarely 20 mm. long, including a peduncle of 1–3 mm.; bracts triangular, 1 mm. long, very caducous; pedicels 1 mm. long, erect.
    Calyx
    Calyx ± 2 mm. long, divided to about the middle; lobes triangular, with subulate tips.
    Corolla
    Corolla densely silvery outside, ± 3 mm. long.
    Stamens
    Stamens 2.5 mm. long.
    Fruits
    Fruit erect, ± 4.5 mm. long, 2.3 mm. wide and 2 mm. thick, 2- or less often 1-seeded; endocarp spotted.
    Habitat
    Scattered tree grassland; ± 400 m.; rainfall ± 1000 mm.
    Distribution
    T6
    [ILDIS]

    International Legume Database and Information Service

    Conservation
    Not Threatened
    Ecology
    Africa: Guinea-Congolia/Sudania regional transition zone; woodland, Guinea-Congolia/Sudania regional transition zone; grasslands.
    Habit
    Annual, Not climbing, Herb
    [FWTA]

    Papilionaceae, Hutchinson and Dalziel. Flora of West Tropical Africa 1:2. 1958

    Habit
    A much-branched herb up to 4 ft. high.

    Distribution

    Native to:

    Angola, Cameroon, Central African Repu, Congo, Gabon, Nigeria, Sudan, Tanzania

    Other Data

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

    Bibliography

    First published in Kew Bull. 10: 575 (1955 publ. 1956)

    Accepted by

    • Darbyshire, I., Kordofani, M., Farag, I., Candiga, R. & Pickering, H. (eds.) (2015). The Plants of Sudan and South Sudan: 1-400. Kew publishing, Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.
    • Figueiredo, E. & Smith, G.F. (2008). Plants of Angola Strelitzia 22: 1-279. National Botanical Institute, Pretoria.
    • Lock, J.M. (1989). Legumes of Africa a check-list: 1-619. Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.

    Literature

    Flora of West Tropical Africa

    • in Kew Bull. 1955: 575 (1956).

    Kew Backbone Distributions

    • Figueiredo, E. & Smith, G.F. (2008). Plants of Angola Strelitzia 22: 1-279. National Botanical Institute, Pretoria.
    • Lock, J.M. (1989). Legumes of Africa a check-list: 1-619. Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.

    Flora of Tropical East Africa

    • Torre in Consp. Fl. Angol. 3: 107 (1962).
    • Gillett in Flora of West Tropical Africa, ed. 2, 1: 540 (1958)
    • Gillett in Kew Bulletin, Add. Ser. 1: 38 (1958).
    • Gillett in Kew Bulletin 10: 575 (1956)

    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

    Flora of West Tropical Africa
    Flora of West Tropical 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