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  1. Family: Fabaceae Lindl.
    1. Genus: Indigofera L.
      1. Indigofera omariana J.B.Gillett

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

    [ILDIS]

    International Legume Database and Information Service

    Conservation
    Insufficiently known
    Ecology
    Africa: Zambezian grassland
    Habit
    Annual, Not climbing, Herb
    [FTEA]

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

    Habit
    Annual, with prostrate white pubescent branches.
    Leaves
    Stipules filiform, 1.5–2 mm. long; leaf-rhachis pubescent, extending 0.5–1 mm. beyond the lateral leaflets, in all 5–14 mm. long, including the 1–2 mm. petiole; leaflets 3–9, elliptic-oblong, the terminal cuneate, up to 5 mm. long and 2 mm. wide, appressed strigulose on both surfaces.
    Inflorescences
    Raceme 2–4-flowered; rhachis filiform, almost glabrous, 13–18 mm. long, including the peduncle of 9–11 mm.; pedicels 0.5–1 mm. long.
    Calyx
    Calyx pilose, ± 1 mm. long including a tube of 0.4 mm.; lobes cylindrical towards the tip.
    Corolla
    Corolla pubescent outside.
    Stamens
    Stamens 3–3.5 mm. long.
    Style
    Style 1 mm. long.
    Fruits
    Pod erect, somewhat curved, beaked at the apex, flat, bullate over the seeds, 9–10 mm. long, ± 2 mm. wide and 0.4 mm. thick, appressed strigulose, 3–6-seeded.
    Habitat
    Shallow soil on flat granite rocks between grass tussocks; 900 m.; rainfall 950 mm.
    Distribution
    not known elsewhere T8

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    Distribution

    Native to:

    Tanzania

    Other Data

    Indigofera omariana J.B.Gillett appears in other Kew resources:

    Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
    Richards, H.M. [18015], Tanzania K000392814 holotype
    Richards, H.M. [18015], Tanzania K000392815 holotype

    Bibliography

    First published in Kew Bull. 24: 471 (1970)

    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 24: 471, fig. 2 (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

    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