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  1. Family: Fabaceae Lindl.
    1. Genus: Indigofera L.
      1. Indigofera subargentea De Wild.

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

    [ILDIS]

    International Legume Database and Information Service

    Conservation
    Not Threatened
    Ecology
    Africa: Lake Victoria regional transition zone; grasslands, Zambezian grassland, Zambezian anthropic landscapes., Sudanian grasslands, Sudanian anthropic landscapes, Lake Victoria regional mosaic; anthropic landscapes.
    Habit
    Annual, Not climbing, Herb
    [FTEA]

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

    Habit
    Taprooted branching prostrate or ascending annual, up to 60 cm. tall; stems, leaves and inflorescence appressed strigulose, usually rather densely so, usually a characteristic greenish-yellow when young.
    Leaves
    Stipules subulate-setaceous, 2–4 mm. long; rhachis, including a petiole of 1–7 mm., up to 5 cm. long, usually prolonged 1–3 mm. beyond the lateral leaflets; leaflets 7–17 (rarely –21), elliptic-oblong or linear-lanceolate, acute or rounded at the apex, up to 12 or rarely 17 mm. long and 5 mm. wide.
    Inflorescences
    Racemes 1–6 cm. long, 5–20-flowered; bracts linear-lanceolate, caducous; pedicels ± 1 mm. long.
    Calyx
    Calyx more than half as long as stamens, strigose, divided almost to the base; lobes subulate-setaceous, 2–4 mm. long.
    Corolla
    Corolla pubescent or strigulose outside.
    Stamens
    Stamens 3–4(rarely 5) mm. long.
    Fruits
    Pod erect or spreading or, less often, somewhat reflexed, 15–20 mm. long, ± 1.7 mm. wide and 1.4 mm. thick, densely strigulose, 7–13-seeded; endocarp spotted.

    Distribution

    Native to:

    Angola, Burundi, Cameroon, Ethiopia, Kenya, Rwanda, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia, Zaïre

    Synonyms

    Other Data

    Indigofera subargentea De Wild. appears in other Kew resources:

    Bibliography

    First published in Bull. Jard. Bot. État Bruxelles 8: 157 (1923)

    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.
    • 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.
    • Figueiredo, E. & Smith, G.F. (2008). Plants of Angola Strelitzia 22: 1-279. National Botanical Institute, Pretoria.
    • Troupin, G. (ed.) (1983). Flora du Rwanda 2: 1-603. Musee Royal de l'Afrique Centrale.

    Flora of Tropical East Africa

    • Cronquist in Flore du Congo Belge et du Ruanda-Urundi, 5: 168 (1954).
    • De Wild in Bulletin du Jardin Botanique de l'État a Bruxelles 8: 157 (1923).

    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