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  1. Family: Fabaceae Lindl.
    1. Genus: Indigofera L.
      1. Indigofera taborensis J.B.Gillett

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

    [ILDIS]

    International Legume Database and Information Service

    Conservation
    Insufficiently known
    Ecology
    Africa: Zambezian grassland, Zambezian woodland
    Habit
    Perennial, Not climbing, Herb
    [FTEA]

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

    Diagnostic
    A much-branched half-woody herb, much resembling I. burttii, but the indumentum is less copious, the flowers are solitary on 1 mm. long pedicels in the axils of 1-foliolate bracts and more or less concealed between their stipules.
    Leaves
    The foliage leaves are usually 1-foliolate with a petiole not above 2 mm. long.
    Corolla
    Standard light red, glabrous or with a few long hairs.
    Ovary
    Ovary glabrous, much shorter than the style, 2-ovulate.
    Fruits
    Fruit erect, 2-seeded, 4 mm. long, the endocarp with 4 longitudinal lines opposite grooves in the cuboid seeds.
    Habitat
    Deciduous woodland and grassland on sandy soil; 1050–1350 m.; rainfall 800–1000 mm.
    Distribution
    T1 T4 not known elsewhere

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    Distribution

    Native to:

    Tanzania

    Other Data

    Indigofera taborensis J.B.Gillett appears in other Kew resources:

    Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
    Dec 1, 1954 Wallace, G.B. [8], Tanzania K000624256
    Dec 1, 1954 Peter, A. [35599], Tanzania K000624255
    Peter, A. [35373], Tanzania K000392829 holotype
    Bidgood, S. [5961], Tanzania K000468464
    Bidgood, S. [4584], Tanzania K000624254
    Kadesha, A. [552], Tanzania K000624257
    Gilbert, V. [3745], Tanzania K000624258

    Bibliography

    First published in Kew Bull., Addit. Ser. 1: 24 (1958)

    Accepted by

    • Lock, J.M. (1989). Legumes of Africa a check-list: 1-619. Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.

    Literature

    Kew Backbone Distributions

    • 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: 24 (1958).

    International Legume Database and Information Service

    • Gillett, J. B. et al. (1971). Papilionoideae. In: Fl. Trop. E. Africa, Milne-Redhead & Polhill
    • Gillett, J. B. (1958). Kew Bull. Addnl. ser. 1:1-166. Indigofera.. in Tropical Africa.

    Sources

    Flora of Tropical East Africa
    Flora of Tropical East Africa
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    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.
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    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