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

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

    [ILDIS]

    International Legume Database and Information Service

    Conservation
    Not Threatened
    Ecology
    Africa: Afromontane grassland, Somalia-Masai grasslands
    Habit
    Perennial, Not climbing, Herb
    [FTEA]

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

    Habit
    Perennial herb with a woody rootstock, the branches usually procumbent but sometimes more or less erect, up to 50 cm. long, more or less strigose, the hairs appressed or, sometimes, spreading at the tips.
    Leaves
    Stipules brownish, more or less pilose, triangular at the base and ± attenuate, 2–7 mm. long; rhachis up to 15(–20) mm. long, including a petiole of rarely over 1 mm., usually not prolonged beyond the lateral leaflets; leaflets 5–11, narrowly cuneate-oblong or oblanceolate, up to 15 mm. long and 5 mm. wide, appressed strigose on both surfaces, red-black processes often present in their axils.
    Inflorescences
    Racemes 3–15-flowered; peduncle sparingly strigose or glabrescent, 1.2–6 cm. long; bracts linear, up to 4 mm. long; pedicels pubescent, 1–1.5 mm. long.
    Calyx
    Calyx strigose; tube 1 mm.; lobes subulate, 1–3 mm. long.
    Corolla
    Corolla puberulent outside.
    Stamens
    Stamens 6–7 mm. long.
    Fruits
    Pods rather tetragonal, 15–30 mm. long, ± 2 mm. wide and 1.7 mm. thick, sparsely strigulose, 6–13-seeded; endocarp spotted.
    Seeds
    Seeds pitted.

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    Distribution

    Native to:

    Kenya, Tanzania

    Accepted Infraspecifics

    Other Data

    Indigofera nairobiensis Baker f. appears in other Kew resources:

    Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
    Jun 24, 1954 Napier, E.R. [444], Kenya K000059920
    Jun 24, 1954 Dowson, W.J. [196], Kenya K000059909
    Jun 24, 1954 Johnston, M.J. [160], Kenya K000059916
    Bally, P.R.O. [7720], Kenya K000059907
    Bally, P.R.O. [7809], Kenya K000059908
    Napier, E.R. [2380], Kenya K000059915
    Glover, P.E. [2095], Kenya K000059928
    Bogdan, A. [4624], Kenya K000059899
    Verdcourt, B. [3140], Kenya K000059922
    Carter, S. [396], Kenya K000059898
    Battiscombe, E. [743], Kenya K000059906

    Bibliography

    First published in Repert. Spec. Nov. Regni Veg. 10: 124 (1911)

    Accepted by

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

    Literature

    Kew Backbone Distributions

    • 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: 49 (1958).
    • Bak. f. in F. Fedde, Repertorium Speciorum Novarum Regni Vegetabilis 10: 124 (1911).

    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