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  1. Family: Fabaceae Lindl.
    1. Genus: Indigofera L.
      1. Indigofera viscidissima Baker

        This species is accepted, and its native range is Tanzania to S. Tropical Africa.

    [FTEA]

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

    Habit
    Branched erect herb up to 1 m. tall from a woody but normally annual rootstock; medifixed hairs on stems, etc., white, spreading at the tips; short (up to 0.3 mm.) multicellular glandular hairs reddish, very abundant on stems, leaf- and inflorescence-rhachides and sometimes found on calyx-lobes and leaflet-margins.
    Leaves
    Stipules spreading, setaceous, up to 4 mm. long; rhachis up to 7 cm. long, including a petiole 1–20 mm. long, prolonged up to 3 mm. beyond the lateral leaflets; leaflets 7–19, elliptical or elliptic-oblong, rounded and apiculate at the tip, up to 10 mm. long and 6 mm. wide, densely strigulose on both surfaces (hairs ± 0.4 mm. long) and also strongly strigose beneath (hairs 1 mm. long).
    Inflorescences
    Raceme 15–35-flowered, up to 8 cm. long including a peduncle of 1–2 cm.; bracts linear, up to 3 mm. long, sometimes subpersistent; pedicels up to 1.5 mm. long.
    Calyx
    Calyx strigose, up to 4 mm. long, divided almost to the base, the lobes ending in long setaceous tips.
    Corolla
    Corolla strigose outside.
    Stamens
    Stamens 3–4 mm. long.
    Fruits
    Pods straight, 10–15 mm. long, 1.6 mm. wide, 1.2 mm. thick, densely covered both with rather spreading white medifixed hairs and with erect glandular hairs up to 0.6 mm. long, 6–8-seeded.
    [ILDIS]

    International Legume Database and Information Service

    Conservation
    Not Threatened
    Ecology
    Africa: Zambezian woodland
    Habit
    Annual, Not climbing, Herb

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    Distribution

    Native to:

    Angola, Malawi, Tanzania, Zambia, Zaïre, Zimbabwe

    Accepted Infraspecifics

    Other Data

    Indigofera viscidissima Baker appears in other Kew resources:

    Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
    Welwitsch [2042], Angola K000392895 isotype

    Bibliography

    First published in D.Oliver & auct. suc. (eds.), Fl. Trop. Afr. 2: 100 (1871)

    Accepted by

    • Schrire, B.D. (2012). Flora Zambesiaca 3(4): 1-245. Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.
    • Figueiredo, E. & Smith, G.F. (2008). Plants of Angola Strelitzia 22: 1-279. National Botanical Institute, Pretoria.
    • 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.
    • Figueiredo, E. & Smith, G.F. (2008). Plants of Angola Strelitzia 22: 1-279. National Botanical Institute, Pretoria.

    Flora of Tropical East Africa

    • Torre in Consp. Fl. Angol. 3: 112 (1962).
    • Gillett in Kew Bulletin, Add. Ser. 1: 65 (1958).
    • Bak. in Flora of Tropical Africa 2: 100 (1871).

    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
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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.
    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