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

        This species is accepted, and its native range is Nigeria to Uganda and Zambia.

    [ILDIS]

    International Legume Database and Information Service

    Conservation
    Not Threatened
    Ecology
    Africa: Guineo-Congolian grasslands, Lake Victoria regional transition zone; grasslands
    Habit
    Annual, Not climbing, Herb
    [FTEA]

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

    Diagnostic
    Differs from I. capitata as in the key; the inflorescence also appears brownish instead of grey, the upper leaves are commonly inrolled and thus appear narrower and the stamens seem to be always all fertile.
    Habitat
    Grassland, hilltops and cliffs in areas where the climax vegetation is lowland rain-forest; 1100–1200 m.; rainfall 1800–2000 mm.
    Distribution
    U4 S. Nigeria, Gabon, both Congo Republics, Zambia, N. Angola

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    Distribution

    Native to:

    Angola, Burundi, Cameroon, Central African Repu, Congo, Gabon, Kenya, Nigeria, Uganda, Zambia, Zaïre

    Other Data

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

    Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
    Jan 1, 1994 Lisowski, S. [696], Congo, DRC K000627580
    Dec 10, 1971 Letouzey, R. [10744], Cameroon K000627557
    May 1, 1964 Letouzey, R. [4367], Cameroon K000627558
    Jan 1, 1959 Frahm-Lelieveld, J.A. [57092], Central African Republic K000627556
    Jan 1, 1958 Gossweiler, J. [8806], Angola K000627579
    Feb 21, 1956 Purseglove, J.W. [P.1705], Uganda K000392827 holotype
    Feb 21, 1956 Gossweiler, J. [9184], Angola K000627578
    Feb 21, 1956 Maitland, T.D. [358], Uganda K000627544
    Feb 21, 1956 Thomas, A.S. [117], Uganda K000627542
    Feb 21, 1956 Norman [26], Uganda K000627543
    Liben, L. [2020], Congo, DRC K000627547
    Lewalle, J. [5759], Burundi K000627552
    Richards, H.M. [9035], Zambia K000627506
    Vanderyst, H. [3626], Congo, DRC K000627581
    Devred, R. [1624], Congo, DRC K000627559
    Devred, R. [1810], Congo, DRC K000627560
    Reekmans, M. [7132], Burundi K000627553
    Reekmans, M. [11198], Burundi K000627554
    Reekmans, M. [9885], Burundi K000627555
    Kimani, Z.J. [168], Kenya K000627545
    Woolhouse, H.W. [61], Congo, DRC K000627548
    Masens, B. [312], Congo, DRC K000627546
    Germian, R.G.A. [2475], Congo, DRC K000627549
    Germian, R.G.A. [2164], Congo, DRC K000627550
    Germian, R.G.A. [1742], Congo, DRC K000627551

    Bibliography

    First published in Kew Bull., Addit. Ser. 1: 28 (1958)

    Accepted by

    • Schrire, B.D. (2012). Flora Zambesiaca 3(4): 1-245. Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.
    • Onana, J.M. (2011). The vascular plants of Cameroon a taxonomic checklist with IUCN assessments: 1-195. National herbarium of Cameroon, Yaoundé.
    • Figueiredo, E. & Smith, G.F. (2008). Plants of Angola Strelitzia 22: 1-279. National Botanical Institute, Pretoria.
    • Lock, J.M. (1989). Legumes of Africa a check-list: 1-619. Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.
    • Boulvert, Y. (1977). Catalogue de la Flore de Centrafrique 2(1): 1-85. ORSTROM, Bangui.

    Literature

    Kew Backbone Distributions

    • Schrire, B.D. (2012). Flora Zambesiaca 3(4): 1-245. Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.
    • Onana, J.M. (2011). The vascular plants of Cameroon a taxonomic checklist with IUCN assessments: 1-195. National herbarium of Cameroon, Yaoundé.
    • Figueiredo, E. & Smith, G.F. (2008). Plants of Angola Strelitzia 22: 1-279. National Botanical Institute, Pretoria.
    • Lock, J.M. (1989). Legumes of Africa a check-list: 1-619. Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.
    • Boulvert, Y. (1977). Catalogue de la Flore de Centrafrique 2(1): 1-85. ORSTROM, Bangui.

    Flora of Tropical East Africa

    • Torre in Consp. Fl. Angol. 3: 105 (1962).
    • Gillett in Kew Bulletin, Add. Ser. 1: 28 (1958).

    International Legume Database and Information Service

    • Gillett, J. B. et al. (1971). Papilionoideae. In: Fl. Trop. E. Africa, Milne-Redhead & Polhill
    • Gillett, J. B. (1958). Kew Bull. Addnl. ser. 1:1-166. Indigofera.. in Tropical Africa.

    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