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

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

    [FTEA]

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

    Habit
    Erect somewhat woody herb 0.6–1.3 m. tall; stems reddish, appressed strigulose with hairs ± 0.2 mm. long.
    Leaves
    Stipules falcate-subulate, reflexed; leaf-rhachis up to 3 cm. long, prolonged 1–3 mm. beyond the lateral leaflets; petiole and gap between the 2 lower leaflet pairs each ± 1 mm. long so that 4 leaflets are crowded together at the base of the leaf; stipellae well developed; leaflets 9–15, elliptic or cuneate-oblong, up to 10 mm. long and 5 mm. wide, strigulose with short hairs only above, both short and long beneath.
    Inflorescences
    Racemes many-flowered, up to 11 cm. long, including a peduncle of 10–15 mm.; bracts lanceolate-linear, ±1.5 mm. long, very caducous; pedicels up to 2 mm. long in fruit.
    Calyx
    Calyx strigulose, 2–2.5 mm. long, deeply divided; lobes subulate.
    Corolla
    Corolla densely strigulose outside.
    Stamens
    Stamens ± 4 mm. long.
    Fruits
    Pod subtetragonal, faintly torulose, 15–20 mm. long, ± 2 mm. wide and thick, sparsely strigulose, 7–11-seeded; endocarp hardly spotted.
    Seeds
    Seeds not pitted.
    Habitat
    Swampy grassland, forest or woodland margins; 1200–1500 m.; rainfall 900–1300 mm.
    Distribution
    not known elsewhere T4 T7 U4
    [ILDIS]

    International Legume Database and Information Service

    Conservation
    Insufficiently known
    Ecology
    Africa: Lake Victoria regional transition zone; grasslands, Zambezian grassland, Zambezian bushland and thicket, Lake Victoria regional mosaic; bushland and thicket
    Habit
    Annual, Not climbing, Herb

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    Distribution

    Native to:

    Malawi, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia

    Other Data

    Indigofera ugandensis Baker f. appears in other Kew resources:

    Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
    Dummer, R. [3192], Uganda K000392864 Unknown type material

    Bibliography

    First published in Legum. Trop. Africa: 155 (1926)

    Accepted by

    • Schrire, B.D. (2012). Flora Zambesiaca 3(4): 1-245. Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.
    • Lock, J.M. (1989). Legumes of Africa a check-list: 1-619. Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.

    Literature

    Kew Backbone Distributions

    • Schrire, B.D. (2012). Flora Zambesiaca 3(4): 1-245. Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.

    Flora of Tropical East Africa

    • Gillett in Kew Bulletin, Add. Ser. 1: 71 (1958).
    • Bak. f., Leguminosae of Tropical Africa: 155 (1926).

    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