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  1. Family: Fabaceae Lindl.
    1. Genus: Indigofera L.
      1. Indigofera rhynchocarpa Welw. ex Baker

        This species is accepted, and its native range is Tropical Africa.

    [ILDIS]

    International Legume Database and Information Service

    Conservation
    Not Threatened
    Ecology
    Africa: Sudanian woodland, Zambezian woodland
    Habit
    Perennial, Not climbing, Herb/Shrub
    [FTEA]

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

    Habit
    A shrub up to 2 m. tall, but sometimes flowering on short coppice shoots; stems cylindrical, more definitely woody than those of I. garckeana and not, or hardly winged.
    Leaves
    Leaflets 5–7 (rarely 3 or 9), up to 8–10 cm., but more often 3–5 cm. long.
    Inflorescences
    Racemes usually under 8, sometimes up to 15 cm. long, including a peduncle usually under 1, rarely up to 2 cm. long.
    Fruits
    Pod upturned at the apex, with a curiously thickened style-base.
    Note
    Otherwise as in I. garckeana.

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    Distribution

    Native to:

    Angola, Benin, Burundi, Cameroon, Central African Repu, Chad, Malawi, Mozambique, Nigeria, Rwanda, Senegal, Tanzania, Togo, Zambia, Zaïre, Zimbabwe

    Synonyms

    Other Data

    Indigofera rhynchocarpa Welw. ex Baker appears in other Kew resources:

    Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
    Milne-Redhead, E. [9153], Tanzania 15694.000
    Gossweiler, J. [3892], Angola K001307011
    Gossweiler, J. [2482], Angola K001307012
    Gossweiler, J. [3373], Angola K001307013
    Welwitsch [2015], Angola K000393032 Unknown type material
    Welwitsch [2017], Angola K001307016
    Whyte, A. [s.n.] K000393033 Unknown type material

    Bibliography

    First published in D.Oliver & auct. suc. (eds.), Fl. Trop. Afr. 2: 92 (1871)

    Accepted by

    • Schrire, B.D. (2012). Flora Zambesiaca 3(4): 1-245. Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.
    • Figueiredo, E. & Smith, G.F. (2008). Plants of Angola Strelitzia 22: 1-279. National Botanical Institute, Pretoria.
    • Akoègninou, A., van der Burg, W.J. & van der Maesen, L.J.G. (eds.) (2006). Flore Analytique du Bénin: 1-1034. Backhuys Publishers.
    • 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.
    • Lebrun, J.-P., Audru, J., Gaston, A. & Mosnier, M. (1972). Catalogue des Plantes Vasculaires du Tchad Méridional: 1-289. Institut d' Elevage et de Médecine Vétérinaire des Pays Tropicaux, Maisons Alfort.

    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.
    • Akoègninou, A., van der Burg, W.J. & van der Maesen, L.J.G. (eds.) (2006). Flore Analytique du Bénin: 1-1034. Backhuys Publishers.
    • Boulvert, Y. (1977). Catalogue de la Flore de Centrafrique 2(1): 1-85. ORSTROM, Bangui.
    • Lebrun, J.-P., Audru, J., Gaston, A. & Mosnier, M. (1972). Catalogue des Plantes Vasculaires du Tchad Méridional: 1-289. Institut d' Elevage et de Médecine Vétérinaire des Pays Tropicaux, Maisons Alfort.

    Flora of Tropical East Africa

    • F. White, Forest Flora of Northern Rhodesia p. 156 (1962).
    • Torre in Consp. Fl. Angol. 3: 120 (1962).
    • Gillett in Kew Bulletin, Add. Ser. 1: 94 (1958).
    • Cronquist in Flore du Congo Belge et du Ruanda-Urundi, 5: 136 (1954).
    • J.P.M. Brenan, Check-lists of the Forest Trees and Shrubs of the British Empire no. 5, part II, Tanganyika Territory p. 429 (1949).
    • Bak. in Flora of Tropical Africa 2: 92 (1871).

    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