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  1. Family: Fabaceae Lindl.
    1. Genus: Indigofera L.
      1. Indigofera milne-redheadii J.B.Gillett

        This species is accepted, and its native range is Tanzania to S. Tropical Africa.

    [FTEA]

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

    Habit
    Erect slender annual up to 0.3 m. tall.
    Stem
    Stems and leaf-rhachides with rather sparse stiff appressed biramous hairs and in addition a few very short erect glandular hairs.
    Leaves
    Stipules linear, ± 1 mm. long; rhachis, including a petiole of up to 8 mm., up to 25 mm. long, prolonged ± 1 mm. beyond the lateral leaflets; leaflets 3–17, oblong-lanceolate, up to 10 mm. long and 2.5 mm. wide, strigose beneath, strigulose above.
    Inflorescences
    Racemes 3–10-flowered, up to 3 cm. long including a peduncle of 4–7 mm.; pedicels ± 1 mm. long, erect or slightly spreading in fruit.
    Calyx
    Calyx strigose; tube 0.7 mm. long; lobes subulate, ± 1.7 mm. long.
    Filaments
    Filaments 2–2.3 mm. long.
    Style
    Style 1–1.3 mm. long.
    Fruits
    Pod straight, erect or spreading, 10–15 mm. long, ± 2 mm. wide and 1.3 mm. thick, densely covered with short stiff appressed hairs, 6–9-seeded; endocarp rather faintly spotted.
    Habitat
    Steep, stony and sandy places in Brachystegia woodland; 630–1800 m.; rainfall 900–1100 mm.
    Distribution
    T4 T8
    [ILDIS]

    International Legume Database and Information Service

    Conservation
    Not Threatened
    Ecology
    Africa: Zambezian woodland
    Habit
    Annual, Not climbing, Herb

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    Distribution

    Doubtfully present in:

    Benin

    Native to:

    Malawi, Tanzania, Zambia, Zaïre, Zimbabwe

    Other Data

    Indigofera milne-redheadii J.B.Gillett appears in other Kew resources:

    Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
    Milne-Redhead, E. [564], Zambia K000392906 holotype
    Milne-Redhead, E. [564], Zambia K000392905 holotype

    Bibliography

    First published in Kew Bull., Addit. Ser. 1: 62 (1958)

    Accepted by

    • Schrire, B.D. (2012). Flora Zambesiaca 3(4): 1-245. Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.
    • Akoègninou, A., van der Burg, W.J. & van der Maesen, L.J.G. (eds.) (2006). Flore Analytique du Bénin: 1-1034. Backhuys Publishers.
    • 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.
    • Akoègninou, A., van der Burg, W.J. & van der Maesen, L.J.G. (eds.) (2006). Flore Analytique du Bénin: 1-1034. Backhuys Publishers.

    Flora of Tropical East Africa

    • Gillet in Kew Bulletin, Add. Ser. 1: 62 (1958).

    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