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

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

    [FTEA]

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

    Habit
    Perennial with an underground woody rootstock and erect subglabrous annual shoots up to 30 cm. long.
    Leaves
    Leaves 1-foliolate; stipules narrowly triangular, strigose, up to 7 mm. long; petiole almost glabrous, up to 12 cm. long; stipellae glabrous, 2–3 mm. long; petiolule blackish, 4–5 mm. long; leaflet peltate, ovate, up to 14 cm. long and 10 cm. wide, glabrous above, sparsely appressed strigose beneath with biramous hairs; midrib, principal nerves and reticulate venation strongly and clearly developed; insertion of petiolule about twice as close to the base as to the apex.
    Inflorescences
    Racemes precocious, 2–3 on each shoot, in the axils of reduced scale-like leaves below the foliage leaves or, occasionally, the uppermost in the axil of the lowest foliage leaf, many-flowered, after flowering up to 12 cm. long, including a peduncle of up to 2 cm.
    Flowers
    Flowers closely resembling those of 106, I. rhynchocarpa and 104, I. garckeana.
    Ovary
    Ovary white strigulose, 11–12-ovulate.
    Fruits
    Pod unknown.
    Habitat
    Red gritty soil on hillsides in fireswept deciduous woodland; 1200 m.; rainfall perhaps 900 mm.
    Distribution
    T4
    [ILDIS]

    International Legume Database and Information Service

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

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    Distribution

    Native to:

    Malawi, Tanzania, Zambia, Zaïre

    Other Data

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

    Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
    Richards, H.M. [11572], Tanzania K000392844 holotype
    Richards, H.M. [11572], Tanzania K000392845 holotype

    Bibliography

    First published in Hooker's Icon. Pl. 37: t. 3625 (1967)

    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 Hook., Ic. Pl. 7, t. 3625 (1967).

    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