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

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

    [ILDIS]

    International Legume Database and Information Service

    Conservation
    Not Threatened
    Ecology
    Africa: Zambezian woodland, Zambezian grassland
    Habit
    Annual, Not climbing, Herb
    [FTEA]

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

    Habit
    Spreading annual up to 10 cm. tall; hairs up to 1 mm. long, various, some finer, unequally biramous, spreading at the tips, others especially on the lower leaf-surface stiff, medifixed, appressed.
    Leaves
    Stipules linear up to 6 mm. long; rhachis up to 17 mm. long including a petiole of up to 7 mm., prolonged 1–3 mm. beyond the lateral leaflets; leaflets 1–7, obovate, broadly elliptic or suborbicular, obtuse, up to 10 mm. long and 9 mm. wide.
    Inflorescences
    Racemes 1-flowered, the peduncle filiform, nearly glabrous, up to 12 mm. long; bract minute, filiform, caducous; pedicel pilose, ± 1 mm. long.
    Calyx
    Calyx 1.5 mm. long, divided for two-thirds of its length into linear-subulate lobes.
    Corolla
    Corolla puberulent outside.
    Stamens
    Stamens 2.5 mm. long.
    Fruits
    Pod rather flattened, up to 12 mm. long, ± 1 mm. wide and 0.6 mm. thick, strigulose, 6–10-seeded; endocarp spotted.
    Habitat
    Pastures, bare rocky slopes, marshy spots in deciduous woodland; 840–1400 m.; rainfall 1000–1200 mm.
    Distribution
    T1 T4 T7 T8

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    Distribution

    Native to:

    Burundi, Malawi, Mozambique, Tanzania, Zambia, Zaïre, Zimbabwe

    Other Data

    Indigofera monantha Baker f. appears in other Kew resources:

    Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
    Bidgood, S. [5676], Tanzania K000468748
    Bidgood, S. [5593], Tanzania K000468831
    Nutt, W.H. [s.n.] K000392929 Unknown type material

    Bibliography

    First published in J. Bot. 41: 193 (1903)

    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.
    • Lock, J.M. (1989). Legumes of Africa a check-list: 1-619. Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.

    Flora of Tropical East Africa

    • Gillett in Kew Bulletin, Add. Ser. 1: 43 (1958).
    • Cronquist in Flore du Congo Belge et du Ruanda-Urundi, 5: 158 (1954).
    • Bak. f. in Journal of Botany 41: 193 (1903).

    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