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  1. Family: Fabaceae Lindl.
    1. Genus: Indigofera L.
      1. Indigofera radicifera Cronquist

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

    [FTEA]

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

    Habit
    A prostrate herb often rooting at the nodes; stems pale green, somewhat flattened, sparsely strigulose, up to 1 m. long.
    Leaves
    Leaves resembling those of I. spicata; rhachis not over 8 mm. long; leaflets, in Flora area, 4–7, strigulose above.
    Inflorescences
    Raceme up to 4 cm. long, including a peduncle rather longer than the floriferous part.
    Calyx
    Calyx deeply divided, 2.3 mm. long.
    Stamens
    Stamens 4–5 mm. long.
    Style
    Style 2–3 mm. long, bent in the middle through 90°.
    Fruits
    Pod green, usually somewhat curved, flattened, with a marked longitudinal ridge, ± 15 mm. long, 2.2 mm. wide and 1.4 mm. thick, strigulose; endocarp minutely speckled.
    Seeds
    Seeds 5–7, tetragonal, ribbed.
    Habitat
    Sandy places, on lake shores and in bushland; 660–1700 m.; rainfall 600–900 mm.
    Distribution
    T1 T4 T5 T7
    [ILDIS]

    International Legume Database and Information Service

    Conservation
    Not Threatened
    Ecology
    Africa: Zambezian grassland, Zambezian bushland and thicket
    Habit
    Perennial, Not climbing, Herb

    Distribution

    Native to:

    Botswana, Burundi, Cameroon, Congo, Nigeria, Tanzania, Zambia, Zaïre, Zimbabwe

    Accepted Infraspecifics

    Other Data

    Indigofera radicifera Cronquist appears in other Kew resources:

    Bibliography

    First published in Bull. Jard. Bot. État Bruxelles 22: 223 (1952)

    Accepted by

    • Schrire, B.D. (2012). Flora Zambesiaca 3(4): 1-245. Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.
    • Sita, P. & Moutsambote, J.-M. (2005). Catalogue des plantes vasculaires du Congo, ed. sept. 2005: 1-158. ORSTOM, Centre de Brazzaville.
    • Germishuizen, G. & Meyer, N.L. (eds.) (2003). Plants of Southern Africa an annotated checklist Strelitzia 14: 1-1231. National Botanical Institute, Pretoria.
    • 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.
    • Sita, P. & Moutsambote, J.-M. (2005). Catalogue des plantes vasculaires du Congo, ed. sept. 2005: 1-158. ORSTOM, Centre de Brazzaville.
    • 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, Add. Ser. 1: 120 (1958).
    • Cronquist in Flore du Congo Belge et du Ruanda-Urundi, 5: 148 (1954).
    • Cronquist in Bulletin du Jardin Botanique de l'État a Bruxelles 22: 223 (1952)

    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