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

        This species is accepted, and its native range is Ethiopia to E. Central & E. Tropical Africa.

    [ILDIS]

    International Legume Database and Information Service

    Ecology
    Africa: Somalia-Masai bushland and thicket, Somalia-Masai grasslands, Lake Victoria regional mosaic; bushland and thicket, Lake Victoria regional transition zone; grasslands
    Habit
    Perennial, Not climbing, Herb/Shrub
    [FTEA]

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

    Habit
    Erect much-branched shrublet up to 1 m. tall; young branches more or less densely pubescent.
    Leaves
    Stipules brownish, glabrous, narrowly triangular-attenuate, ± 2 mm. long; rhachis pilose, up to 5 cm. long in luxuriant young plants but usually much less, including a yellow petiole of, as a rule, ± 1 mm., prolonged ± 1 mm. beyond lateral leaflets; leaflets usually 7–15, less often 3–5, with well-developed stipellae, cuneate-oblong, obtuse, apiculate, often recurved at the tip, up to 11 mm. long and 3 mm. wide, usually glabrous, rarely strigulose above, strigose beneath (hairs 1 mm. long), channelled and glutinous at the margins.
    Inflorescences
    Racemes usually 2–3-flowered; peduncle up to 15 mm. long, glabrescent; bracts very caducous, linear, 0.5–1 mm. long; pedicels pilose, ± 1 mm. long.
    Calyx
    Calyx ± 1.5 mm. long, divided to the middle; lobes usually glandular at the tip.
    Corolla
    Corolla pubescent outside.
    Stamens
    Stamens 4–6 mm. long.
    Fruits
    Pod black when ripe with yellow sutures, 10–20 mm. long, 1.8 mm. wide, 1.4 mm. thick, usually glabrous, rarely strigulose, 7–10-seeded; endocarp spotted.
    Seeds
    Seeds pitted.

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    Distribution

    Native to:

    Burundi, Ethiopia, Kenya, Rwanda, Somalia, Tanzania, Uganda, Zaïre

    Accepted Infraspecifics

    Other Data

    Indigofera tanganyikensis Baker f. appears in other Kew resources:

    Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
    Bidgood, S. [6288], Tanzania K000468137
    Bidgood, S. [6160], Tanzania K000468265
    Bidgood, S. [5983], Tanzania K000468442
    Mettam, R.W. [296], Uganda K000392819
    Mettam, R.W. [296], Uganda K000392820

    Bibliography

    First published in Bull. Misc. Inform. Kew 1932: 96 (1932)

    Accepted by

    • 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

    • Thulin, M. (ed.) (1993). Flora of Somalia 1: 1-493. The Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.
    • Hedberg, I. & Edwards, S. (eds.) (1989 publ. 1990). Flora of Ethiopia and Eritrea 3: 1-659. The National Herbarium, Addis Ababa University, Ethiopia & The Department of Systematic Botany, Upps.
    • 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.

    Flora of Tropical East Africa

    • Gillett in Kew Bulletin, Add. Ser. 1: 44 (1958).
    • Bak. f. in Bulletin of Miscellaneous Information, Kew 1932: 96 (1932).

    International Legume Database and Information Service

    • 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