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  1. Family: Fabaceae Lindl.
    1. Genus: Indigofera L.
      1. Indigofera schliebenii Harms

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

    [ILDIS]

    International Legume Database and Information Service

    Conservation
    Not Threatened
    Ecology
    Africa: Zambezian woodland, Afromontane grassland, Montane woodland, Zambezian grassland
    Habit
    Annual, Not climbing, Herb
    [FTEA]

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

    Habit
    An erect annual or short-lived perennial up to 1 m. tall, appressed brown and white strigose without multicellular hairs.
    Leaves
    Stipules subulate, up to 3 mm. long; rhachis, including a petiole of 1–3 mm., up to 17 mm. long, prolonged 0–3 mm. beyond the lateral leaflets; leaflets 3 or rarely 5, oblanceolate, up to 20 mm. long and 5 mm. wide, the terminal longer than the lateral, strigose on both surfaces.
    Inflorescences
    Racemes very dense, 15–20-flowered, ± blackish strigose, the fertile part 1–2 cm., the peduncle up to 3 cm. long.
    Calyx
    Calyx blackish strigose, 2–3 mm. long, divided almost to the base.
    Corolla
    Standard pointed, dark strigose outside. Keel rostrate, blackish strigose near the tip.
    Stamens
    Stamens ± 3 mm. long.
    Fruits
    Pod up to 4 mm. long and 1.5 mm. wide, with black or grey biramous hairs, without multicellular hairs, 1–2-seeded; endocarp not spotted.
    Habitat
    Upland grassland and woodland; 1600–1800 m.; rainfall 1000–1500 mm.
    Distribution
    T4 T7 SE. Congo

    Distribution

    Native to:

    Burundi, Tanzania, Zambia, Zaïre

    Other Data

    Indigofera schliebenii Harms appears in other Kew resources:

    Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
    Nov 6, 2008 Selemani, H.O. [272], Tanzania K000624222
    Milne-Redhead, E. [10992], Tanzania K000624225
    Milne-Redhead, E. [10992], Tanzania K000624226
    Milne-Redhead, E. [10992], Tanzania K000624227
    Thulin, M. [3248], Tanzania K000514573
    Richards, H.M. [8612], Tanzania K000514574
    Richards, H.M. [8612], Tanzania K000514575
    Richards, H.M. [17681], Tanzania K000514576
    Magogo, F.C. [2458], Tanzania K000624224
    Scaetta, H. [1743], Congo, DRC K000624228
    Bidgood, G.S. [832], Tanzania K000624223

    Bibliography

    First published in Notizbl. Bot. Gart. Berlin-Dahlem 11: 399 (1932)

    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 Kew Bulletin, Add. Ser. 1: 81 (1958).
    • Cronquist in Flore du Congo Belge et du Ruanda-Urundi, 5: 156 (1954).
    • Harms in Notizblatt des Botanischen Gartens und Museums zu Berlin-Dahelm 11: 399 (1932).

    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.

    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