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  1. Family: Fabaceae Lindl.
    1. Genus: Indigofera L.
      1. Indigofera mupensis Torre

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

    [FTEA]

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

    Habit
    Perennial herb, with more or less prostrate slender branches from a woody rootstock.
    Indumentum
    Biramous hairs white, ± appressed; multicellular glandular hairs, sometimes up to 3 mm. long, present on stems, leaf- and inflorescence-rhachis, calyx and pod, and often on the margins of the leaflets as well.
    Leaves
    Stipules narrowly linear-lanceolate, green, usually reflexed, up to 5 mm. long; leaf-rhachis up to 35 mm. long including a petiole of 0.5–10 mm., usually prolonged 0.5–5 mm. beyond the lateral leaflets; leaflets 3–11, elliptic or oblanceolate, up to 15 mm. long and 9 mm. wide, sparsely appressed strigulose on both surfaces.
    Inflorescences
    Racemes often produced in the axils of reduced leaves near the base of the shoots, 2–15 times as long as the rhachis of the subtending leaf; bracts caducous; pedicels spreading.
    Calyx
    Calyx greenish-black; tube ± 1 mm. long; lobes linear-lanceolate, 2–2.5 mm. long.
    Corolla
    Corolla white pubescent outside.
    Filaments
    Filaments 3–5 mm. long.
    Fruits
    Pod spreading, straight, broadly elliptic in cross-section, 13–18 mm. long, ± 1.8 mm. wide, 5–8-seeded; endocarp slightly spotted.
    Seeds
    Seeds quadrangular, dark, slightly pitted.
    [ILDIS]

    International Legume Database and Information Service

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

    Distribution

    Native to:

    Angola, Tanzania, Zambia

    Accepted Infraspecifics

    Other Data

    Indigofera mupensis Torre appears in other Kew resources:

    Bibliography

    First published in Mem. Junta Invest. Ultramar, 2 Ser. 19: 54 (1960)

    Accepted by

    • Figueiredo, E. & Smith, G.F. (2008). Plants of Angola Strelitzia 22: 1-279. National Botanical Institute, Pretoria.

    Literature

    Kew Backbone Distributions

    • Schrire, B.D. (2012). Flora Zambesiaca 3(4): 1-245. Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.
    • Figueiredo, E. & Smith, G.F. (2008). Plants of Angola Strelitzia 22: 1-279. National Botanical Institute, Pretoria.

    Flora of Tropical East Africa

    • Torre, Consp. Fl. Angol. 3: 111 (1962).
    • Torre in Mem. Junt. Invest. Ultram., sér. 2, 19: 54, t. 35 (1960)

    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

    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