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

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

    [FTEA]

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

    Habit
    Woody white-pilose perennial shrublet about 65 cm. tall.
    Leaves
    Leaves usually more or less crowded on short branchlets; stipules persistent, brownish, ± 2 mm. wide at the base and 6 mm. long; leaf-rhachis up to 14 mm. long, including a 4 mm. petiole; stipellae filiform, often up to 2 mm. long; leaflets 5–9, oblong-elliptic or obovate, up to 9 mm. long and 4 mm. wide.
    Inflorescences
    Racemes 3–12-flowered, 10–20 mm. long, including a 2–3 mm. long peduncle; bracts lanceolate, up to 6 mm. long.
    Calyx
    Calyx ± 3 mm. long.
    Corolla
    Corolla white pubescent outside.
    Stamens
    Stamens 5.5 mm. long.
    Ovary
    Ovary silky, ± 11-ovulate.
    Habitat
    Roadsides and grassland; 1470 m.; rainfall 800 mm.
    Distribution
    not known elsewhere K4
    [ILDIS]

    International Legume Database and Information Service

    Conservation
    Insufficiently known
    Ecology
    Africa: Somalia-Masai grasslands, Somalia-Masai anthropic landscapes
    Habit
    Perennial, Not climbing, Herb/Shrub

    Distribution

    Other Data

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

    Bibliography

    First published in Kew Bull. 24: 475 (1970)

    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 24: 475 (1970).

    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