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  1. Family: Fabaceae Lindl.
    1. Genus: Indigofera L.
      1. Indigofera nyassica Gilli

        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 annual or short-lived perennial herb, usually with rather purplish stems, up to 2 m. tall, everywhere covered with short appressed biramous hairs which are almost all brown or blackish on the pod, corolla and calyx, mixed brown and white on the inflorescence and mainly white elsewhere; multicellular hairs usually present on the pods, sometimes elsewhere.
    Leaves
    Stipules subulate, 1–4 mm. long; leaf-rhachis up to 4 cm. long including a petiole of 2–15 mm., prolonged 2–8 mm. beyond the lateral leaflets; leaflets 5–11, narrowly elliptic-oblong, up to 25mm. long and 10 mm. broad.
    Inflorescences
    Racemes many-flowered, ± secund, usually dense, up to 10 cm. long including a peduncle of up to 3 cm.; pedicels up to 1.5 mm. long.
    Calyx
    Calyx dark brown, with triangular-subulate teeth up to half as long as the 2.5–3.5 mm. long filaments.
    Fruits
    Pod spreading or somewhat ascending, cylindrical, 3–7 mm. long, 2 mm. wide, the multicellular hairs, when present, pale, 1- or more often 2-seeded; endocarp hardly spotted.
    Seeds
    Seeds yellowish, smooth.
    [ILDIS]

    International Legume Database and Information Service

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

    Distribution

    Native to:

    Malawi, Mozambique, Tanzania, Zambia

    Accepted Infraspecifics

    Other Data

    Indigofera nyassica Gilli appears in other Kew resources:

    Bibliography

    First published in Ann. Naturhist. Mus. Wien 74: 433 (1970 publ. 1971)

    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.

    Flora of Tropical East Africa

    • Gillett in Kew Bulletin 24: 497 (1970).
    • Gilli in Ann. Nat. Hist. Mus. Wien 74: 13 (1970).

    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