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  1. Family: Fabaceae Lindl.
    1. Genus: Indigofera L.
      1. Indigofera mimosoides Baker

        This species is accepted, and its native range is Cameroon to Ethiopia and S. Africa.

    [FWTA]

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

    Habit
    A branching, somewhat woody, sparingly glandular, herb, up to 4 ft. high
    Ecology
    On edges of montane forest.
    [FTEA]

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

    Habit
    Erect or diffuse rather woody annual or perennial, up to 1 m. tall; stems reddish, white strigulose or glabrescent below; multicellular hairs also usually present on the stems and often elsewhere.
    Leaves
    Stipules setaceous-subulate; leaf-rhachis, including a 1–6 mm. petiole, up to 25 mm. long, usually prolonged 1–3 mm. beyond the lateral leaflets; leaflets 3–11 or very rarely 13, elliptic, lanceolate or oblanceolate, up to 12 mm. long and 5 mm. wide, often markedly apiculate, shortly strigulose above, with both long and short biramous hairs beneath.
    Inflorescences
    Racemes rather lax, 6–30-flowered, up to 5 cm. long, including a 6–10 mm. peduncle; bracts lanceolate, ± 2 mm. long, very caducous; pedicels 1 mm. long in flower, up to 2 mm. in fruit.
    Calyx
    Calyx pilose-strigulose, 3–5 mm. long, divided nearly to the base into setaceous lobes.
    Corolla
    Corolla appressed white pubescent outside.
    Stamens
    Stamens 3–4.5 mm. long.
    Fruits
    Pod spreading, straight, up to 10 mm. long, 1.2 mm. wide, 1 mm. thick, strigulose-pubescent.
    Seeds
    Seeds 1–5.
    [ILDIS]

    International Legume Database and Information Service

    Conservation
    Not Threatened
    Ecology
    Africa: Zambezian woodland, Sudanian woodland, Afromontane grassland, Afromontane(upland) bushland and thicket.
    Habit
    Annual, Not climbing, Herb

    Distribution

    Native to:

    Angola, Cameroon, Ethiopia, Kenya, KwaZulu-Natal, Malawi, Mozambique, Nigeria, Rwanda, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia, Zaïre, Zimbabwe

    Accepted Infraspecifics

    Other Data

    Indigofera mimosoides Baker appears in other Kew resources:

    Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
    Dec 1, 2000 Cheek, M. [8656], Cameroon K000337813
    Dec 1, 2000 Etuge, M. [3521], Cameroon K000337817
    Dec 1, 2000 Pollard, B.J. [363], Cameroon K000337816
    Dec 1, 1998 Buzgo, M. [777], Cameroon K000337819
    Jan 1, 1958 Gossweiler, J. [9485], Angola K001294676
    Sanford, W.W. [5441], Cameroon K000087039

    Bibliography

    First published in D.Oliver & auct. suc. (eds.), Fl. Trop. Afr. 2: 93 (1871)

    Accepted by

    • Schrire, B.D. (2012). Flora Zambesiaca 3(4): 1-245. Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.
    • Fischer, E., Rembold, K., Althof, A. & Obholzer, J. (2010). Annotated checklist of the vascular plants of Kakamega forest, Western province, Kenya Journal of East African Natural History 99: 129-226.
    • Figueiredo, E. & Smith, G.F. (2008). Plants of Angola Strelitzia 22: 1-279. National Botanical Institute, Pretoria.
    • Germishuizen, G. & Meyer, N.L. (eds.) (2003). Plants of Southern Africa an annotated checklist Strelitzia 14: 1-1231. National Botanical Institute, Pretoria.
    • Lock, J.M. (1989). Legumes of Africa a check-list: 1-619. Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.
    • Troupin, G. (ed.) (1983). Flora du Rwanda 2: 1-603. Musee Royal de l'Afrique Centrale.

    Literature

    Flora of West Tropical Africa

    • Bak. f. Leg. Trop. Afr. 122.
    • in F.T.A. 2: 90 (1871)

    Kew Backbone Distributions

    • Schrire, B.D. (2012). Flora Zambesiaca 3(4): 1-245. Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.
    • Fischer, E., Rembold, K., Althof, A. & Obholzer, J. (2010). Annotated checklist of the vascular plants of Kakamega forest, Western province, Kenya Journal of East African Natural History 99: 129-226.
    • Figueiredo, E. & Smith, G.F. (2008). Plants of Angola Strelitzia 22: 1-279. National Botanical Institute, Pretoria.
    • Germishuizen, G. & Meyer, N.L. (eds.) (2003). Plants of Southern Africa an annotated checklist Strelitzia 14: 1-1231. National Botanical Institute, Pretoria.
    • Troupin, G. (ed.) (1983). Flora du Rwanda 2: 1-603. Musee Royal de l'Afrique Centrale.

    Flora of Tropical East Africa

    • Torre in Consp. Fl. Angol. 3: 112 (1962).
    • Gillett in Flora of West Tropical Africa, ed. 2, 1: 540 (1958)
    • Gillett in Kew Bulletin, Add. Ser. 1: 63 (1958).
    • Bak. in Flora of Tropical Africa 2: 90 (1871).

    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

    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.

    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