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  1. Family: Fabaceae Lindl.
    1. Genus: Indigofera L.
      1. Indigofera ormocarpoides Baker

        This species is accepted, and its native range is Tanzania to S. Africa, W. & S. Central Madagascar.

    [FTEA]

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

    Habit
    Softly woody shrub up to 2 m. tall; branches densely appressed strigulose when young, glabrescent later.
    Leaves
    Stipules subulate, up to 4 mm. long; rhachis strigulose, up to 7 cm. long, including a petiole of up to 2.5 cm., prolonged up to 12 mm. beyond the lateral leaflets; stipellae subulate, ± 1 mm. long; petiolules ± 2 mm. long; leaflets 3–7, ovate-oblong or elliptic, sparsely strigulose on both surfaces, much paler beneath than above; terminal leaflet about twice as large as the others, up to 7 cm. long and 4 cm. wide.
    Inflorescences
    Racemes brownish strigulose, many-flowered, up to 4 cm. long, including a peduncle of up to 4 mm.; bracts linear-lanceolate, up to 2 mm. long, caducous; pedicels reflexed in fruit, up to ± 1.5 mm. long.
    Calyx
    Calyx brownish strigulose, ± 1 mm. long; lobes shorter than the tube.
    Corolla
    Corolla densely appressed brownish strigulose outside; standard rather pointed.
    Stamens
    Stamens 5–6 mm. long.
    Fruits
    Pod with thickened sutures, ± 4 cm. long, including a stipe and point each of 4–5 mm., greatly constricted between the seeds, each segment ± 4 mm. long, 2 mm. wide, 1.7 mm. thick, the isthmi 1 mm. or less wide, brownish strigulose; endocarp spotted.
    Seeds
    Seeds 5–7, oblong, pitted.
    Habitat
    Dense bush; 0–700 m.; rainfall ± 1000 mm.
    Distribution
    T6 T8
    [ILDIS]

    International Legume Database and Information Service

    Conservation
    Not Threatened
    Habit
    Perennial, Not climbing, Shrub
    Vernacular
    Hopy, Tsitohitohy, Vetry

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    Distribution

    Native to:

    Botswana, Caprivi Strip, Madagascar, Malawi, Mozambique, Namibia, Northern Provinces, Tanzania, Zambia, Zimbabwe

    Synonyms

    Other Data

    Indigofera ormocarpoides Baker appears in other Kew resources:

    Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
    Jan 1, 1993 Baron, R. [4607], Madagascar K000392970 syntype
    Jan 1, 1993 Baron, R. [4822], Madagascar K000392971 syntype
    Sep 27, 1954 Kirk, J. [s.n.], Mozambique K000393036 syntype
    Kirk, J. [s.n.], Mozambique K000393034 syntype
    Kirk, J. [s.n.], Mozambique K000393035 Unknown type material
    Baron, R. [4734], Madagascar K000392969 lectotype

    Bibliography

    First published in J. Linn. Soc., Bot. 22: 464 (1887)

    Accepted by

    • Schrire, B.D. (2012). Flora Zambesiaca 3(4): 1-245. Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.
    • Germishuizen, G. & Meyer, N.L. (eds.) (2003). Plants of Southern Africa an annotated checklist Strelitzia 14: 1-1231. National Botanical Institute, Pretoria.
    • Du Puy, D.J., Labat, N.-N., Rabevohitra, R., Villiers, J.-F., Bosser, J. & Moat, J. (2002). The Leguminosae of Madagascar: 1-737. 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

    • F. White, Forest Flora of Northern Rhodesia p. 155 (1962).
    • Gillett in Kew Bulletin, Add. Ser. 1: 93 (1958).
    • Bak. in Journal of the Linnean Society of London, Botany 22: 464 (1887).

    International Legume Database and Information Service

    • Du Puy, D. J. et al. (2002). The Leguminosae of Madagascar. RBG Kew.

    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