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

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

    [ILDIS]

    International Legume Database and Information Service

    Conservation
    Insufficiently known
    Ecology
    Africa: Somalia-Masai bushland and thicket
    Habit
    Perennial, Not climbing, Herb/Shrub
    [FTEA]

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

    Habit
    Shrublet 20–30 cm. tall, the younger branches with a dense appressed silvery indumentum, the older ones smooth, reddish-black.
    Leaves
    Leaves 1-foliolate or digitately 2–3-foliolate, often clustered on short shoots; stipules triangular with scarious margins; petiole up to 2 mm. long; leaflets cuneate-obovate, up to 6 mm. long, appressed strigulose on both surfaces.
    Flowers
    Flowers 1 or 2 together in axils of the leaves; pedicels ± 0.7 mm. long, lengthening to 2 mm. in fruit.
    Calyx
    Calyx silvery, less than 2 mm. long; lobes subulate, about half as long as the tube.
    Corolla
    Corolla puberulent outside with short white spreading hairs.
    Stamens
    Stamens ± 4.5 mm. long.
    Pistil
    Ovary 11–12-ovulate, pubescent; style ± 1 mm. long.
    Fruits
    Pod unknown.
    Habitat
    Acacia, Commiphora open bushland on red sandy soil; 100–200 m.
    Distribution
    K1/K7 not known elsewhere

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    Distribution

    Other Data

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

    Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
    Oct 15, 1954 Sampson, H.C. [66], Kenya K000059126
    Gillett, J.B. [14748], Kenya K000059125
    Faden, A.J. [775], Kenya K000059124
    Wood, A.J. [12152], Kenya K000059121
    Gillet JB [19512], Kenya K000059122
    Gillet JB [21204], Kenya K000059123

    Bibliography

    First published in Kew Bull., Addit. Ser. 1: 55 (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: 55 (1958).

    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