1. Family: Fabaceae Lindl.
    1. Genus: Indigofera L.
      1. Indigofera vicioides Jaub. & Spach

        This species is accepted, and its native range is Tropical & S. Africa, India.

    [FTEA]

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

    Habit
    Spreading annual or perennial herb; branches strigulose to pilose.
    Leaves
    Stipules spreading, narrowly triangular or subulate-setaceous, up to 5 mm. long; rnachis strigulose, up to 5 cm. long, including a petiole of 3–7 mm., prolonged up to 5 mm. beyond lateral leaflets; leaflets 5–13, narrowly oblong-elliptic or lanceolate, rounded or acute at the apex, apiculate, up to 15 mm. long and 5 mm. wide.
    Inflorescences
    Racemes strigulose to pilose, laxly 5–15-flowered, up to 10 cm. long including a peduncle of ± one-third their length; bracts lanceolate, ± 1.5 mm. long, very caducous; pedicels up to 1.5 mm. long in fruit.
    Calyx
    Calyx ± 2 mm. long; lobes subulate.
    Corolla
    Corolla pubescent outside.
    Stamens
    Stamens ± 3 mm. long.
    Fruits
    Pod somewhat torulose, with broad (± 0.5 mm. wide) sutures, 8–17 mm. long, ± 2 mm. wide and 1.8 mm. thick, pubescent; endocarp spotted.
    Seeds
    Seeds 4–8, pitted.
    [ILDIS]

    International Legume Database and Information Service

    Conservation
    Not Threatened
    Ecology
    Africa: Somalia-Masai woodland, Somalia-Masai grasslands, Zambezian woodland, Zambezian grassland
    Habit
    Annual, Not climbing, Herb
    [ILDIS]

    International Legume Database and Information Service

    Habit
    Annual, Not climbing, Herb

    Distribution

    Native to:

    Angola, Botswana, Burundi, Cameroon, Cape Provinces, Central African Repu, Congo, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Free State, India, Kenya, KwaZulu-Natal, Malawi, Mozambique, Namibia, Northern Provinces, Rwanda, Somalia, Sudan, Swaziland, Tanzania, Zambia, Zaïre, Zimbabwe

    Indigofera vicioides Jaub. & Spach appears in other Kew resources:

    Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
    Bidgood, S. [6351], Tanzania K000468074

    First published in Ill. Pl. Orient. 5: 91 (1856)

    Accepted by

    • Darbyshire, I., Kordofani, M., Farag, I., Candiga, R. & Pickering, H. (eds.) (2015). The Plants of Sudan and South Sudan: 1-400. Kew publishing, Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.
    • Schrire, B.D. (2012). Flora Zambesiaca 3(4): 1-245. Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.
    • Thulin, M. (ed.) (2006). Flora of Somalia 3: 1-626. The Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.
    • Germishuizen, G. & Meyer, N.L. (eds.) (2003). Plants of Southern Africa an annotated checklist Strelitzia 14: 1-1231. National Botanical Institute, Pretoria.
    • Kumar, S. & Sane, P.V. (2003). Legumes of South Asia. A Checklist: 1-536. 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.
    • Boulvert, Y. (1977). Catalogue de la Flore de Centrafrique 2(1): 1-85. ORSTROM, Bangui.

    Literature

    Kew Backbone Distributions
    • Darbyshire, I., Kordofani, M., Farag, I., Candiga, R. & Pickering, H. (eds.) (2015). The Plants of Sudan and South Sudan: 1-400. Kew publishing, Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.
    • Schrire, B.D. (2012). Flora Zambesiaca 3(4): 1-245. Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.
    • Thulin, M. (ed.) (2006). Flora of Somalia 3: 1-626. The Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.
    • Germishuizen, G. & Meyer, N.L. (eds.) (2003). Plants of Southern Africa an annotated checklist Strelitzia 14: 1-1231. National Botanical Institute, Pretoria.
    • Kumar, S. & Sane, P.V. (2003). Legumes of South Asia. A Checklist: 1-536. Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.
    • 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: 73 (1958).
    • Cronquist in Flore du Congo Belge et du Ruanda-Urundi, 5: 169 (1954).
    • Jaub. & Spach, Ill. Pl. Or., t. 481 (1856).
    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.

    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 2019. 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 2019. 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