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  1. Family: Fabaceae Lindl.
    1. Genus: Indigofera L.
      1. Indigofera roseocaerulea Baker f.

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

    [ILDIS]

    International Legume Database and Information Service

    Conservation
    Not Threatened
    Ecology
    Africa: Afromontane(upland) bushland and thicket., Afromontane bamboo thicket.
    Habit
    Perennial, Not climbing, Shrub
    [FTEA]

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

    Habit
    Softly woody shrub up to 3 m. tall; stems ribbed, brownish or whitish strigulose.
    Leaves
    Stipules linear-lanceolate, often reflexed, up to 8 mm. long; rhachis brown strigulose, up to 14 cm. long, including a petiole of 1–3 cm., prolonged ± 5 mm. beyond the lateral leaflets; stipellae brown strigulose, ± 1.5 mm. long; petiolules ± 2 mm. long; leaflets 11–21, oblong-elliptic, apiculate, up to 25 mm. long and 14 mm. wide, finely white strigulose above, with both brown and white hairs beneath.
    Inflorescences
    Racemes dark brown strigulose, many-flowered, up to 20 cm. long, including a peduncle of up to 6 cm.; bracts linear-lanceolate, attenuate, up to 5 mm. long, caducous; pedicels up to 3 mm. long and reflexed in fruit.
    Calyx
    Calyx brown strigulose, ± 1.5 mm. long; lobes broadly triangular, with a short subulate tip, about as long as the tube.
    Corolla
    Corolla densely white puberulent outside.
    Stamens
    Stamens 7–9 mm. long.
    Fruits
    Pods blackish-brown, somewhat upturned at the tip, ± 4 cm. long, 3 mm. wide and 2 mm. thick, minutely strigulose, ± 8-seeded; endocarp somewhat spotted.
    Habitat
    Upland evergreen bushland and bamboo thickets; 1500–3000 m.; rainfall 1000–2000 mm.
    Distribution
    eastern Congo, S. Ethiopia, T2 T4 T7 T8 U3

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    Distribution

    Native to:

    Ethiopia, Malawi, Rwanda, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia, Zaïre

    Other Data

    Indigofera roseocaerulea Baker f. appears in other Kew resources:

    Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
    Sep 14, 1954 Stolz, A. [1141], Tanzania K000387469
    Sep 14, 1954 Clair-Thompson, G.W. [439], Tanzania K000387467
    Sep 14, 1954 Ward, E.J. [s.n.], Tanzania K000387468
    Jan 1, 1924 Dummer, R.A. [3593], Uganda K000392842 holotype
    Polhill, R. [1520], Tanzania K000514551
    Fanshawe, D.B. [7339], Zambia K000387456
    Tothill, B.H. [2398], Uganda K000387462
    Procter, J. [1617], Tanzania K000514540
    Dale, I.R. [851], Uganda K000387465
    Thomas, A.S. [482], Uganda K000387461
    Richards, M. [17014], Tanzania K000514541
    Richards, M. [17014], Tanzania K000514542
    Richards, M. [15830], Tanzania K000514543
    Dowsett-Lemaire, F. [123], Zambia K000387455
    Cooper [s.n.], Ethiopia K000387474
    Saunders [3], Uganda K000387463
    Lovett, J.C. [4883], Tanzania K000387466
    Richards, H.M. [8554], Tanzania K000387470
    Richards, H.M. [8554], Tanzania K000387471
    Richards, H.M. [12143], Tanzania K000514545
    Richards, H.M. [7943], Tanzania K000514546
    Richards, H.M. [7943], Tanzania K000514547
    Richards, H.M. [7943], Tanzania K000514548
    Carmichael, W. [170], Tanzania K000514549
    Mahinde, S. [95], Tanzania K000387472
    Phillips, E. [2372], Malawi K000387457
    Phillips, E. [2372], Malawi K000387458
    Rwaburindore, P.K. [2761], Uganda K000387459
    Rwaburindore, P.K. [465], Uganda K000387464
    Lovett, P. [410], Tanzania K000514550
    Tothill [2682], Uganda K000387460
    Renvoize, S.A. [2037], Tanzania K000387473
    Froment, D. [296], Congo, DRC K000387475
    Jwion [184], Congo, DRC K000387476
    Korfoot, O. [1586], Tanzania K000514544

    Bibliography

    First published in Legum. Trop. Africa: 158 (1926)

    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.
    • Troupin, G. (ed.) (1983). Flora du Rwanda 2: 1-603. Musee Royal de l'Afrique Centrale.

    Literature

    Kew Backbone Distributions

    • Schrire, B.D. (2012). Flora Zambesiaca 3(4): 1-245. Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.
    • Troupin, G. (ed.) (1983). Flora du Rwanda 2: 1-603. Musee Royal de l'Afrique Centrale.

    Flora of Tropical East Africa

    • Gillett in Kew Bulletin, Add. Ser. 1: 95 (1958).
    • Cronquist in Flore du Congo Belge et du Ruanda-Urundi, 5: 137 (1954).
    • Bak. f., Leguminosae of Tropical Africa: 158 (1926).

    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