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This species is accepted, and its native range is Congo to Eritrea and Tanzania.

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International Legume Database and Information Service

Conservation
Not Threatened
Ecology
Africa: Sudanian grasslands, Somalia-Masai grasslands, Lake Victoria regional transition zone; grasslands
Habit
Annual, Not climbing, Herb

[FTEA]

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

Habit
Erect or spreading annual, branching from the base, up to 80 cm. tall from a taproot; branches more or less densely pubescent or pilose.
Leaves
Stipules linear, pilose, ± 4 mm. long; rhachis pilose, up to 2 cm. long including a petiole rarely, except for first leaves in young plants, exceeding 1 mm., prolonged 1–2 mm. beyond the lateral leaflets; leaflets 5–11, narrowly oblong or oblanceolate, usually acute, rarely over 10 mm. long and 3 mm. wide, appressed pilose above, strigose beneath.
Inflorescences
Raceme 2–4-flowered; peduncle almost glabrous, 8–30 mm. long; bracts filiform, 1–2 mm. long, very caducous; pedicels pilose, 1 mm. long.
Calyx
Calyx pilose, 2–3 mm. long, divided below the middle into filiform lobes.
Corolla
Corolla pubescent outside.
Stamens
Stamens ± 4 mm. long.
Fruits
Pods dark green or blackish, 10–25 mm. long, 1.7 mm. wide, 1.3 mm. thick, strigose-puberulent, 8–15-seeded; endocarp mottled.
Seeds
Seeds pitted.
Figures
Fig. 39/4, p. 239.
Habitat
Grassy and rocky places, roadsides and as a weed in cultivation; 400–1900 m.; rainfall 750–1400 mm.
Distribution
K1 K2 K3 K4 K5 T1 T2 T3 T6 U1 U2 U3 U4

Native to:

Burundi, Congo, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Kenya, Rwanda, Sudan, Tanzania, Uganda, Zaïre

Indigofera ambelacensis Schweinf. appears in other Kew resources:

First published in Bull. Herb. Boissier 4(App. 2): 237 (1896)

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.
  • Sita, P. & Moutsambote, J.-M. (2005). Catalogue des plantes vasculaires du Congo, ed. sept. 2005: 1-158. ORSTOM, Centre de Brazzaville.
  • 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.

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.
  • Sita, P. & Moutsambote, J.-M. (2005). Catalogue des plantes vasculaires du Congo, ed. sept. 2005: 1-158. ORSTOM, Centre de Brazzaville.
  • 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: 45 (1958).
  • Cronquist in Flore du Congo Belge et du Ruanda-Urundi, 5: 157 (1954).
  • Schweinf. in Bull. Herb. Boiss. 4, App. 2: 237 (1896).

International Legume Database and Information Service

  • Gillett, J. B. et al. (1971). Papilionoideae. In: Fl. Trop. E. Africa, Milne-Redhead & Polhill

Flora of Tropical East Africa
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Kew Backbone Distributions
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Kew Names and Taxonomic Backbone
The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families 2021. Published on the Internet at http://www.ipni.org and http://apps.kew.org/wcsp/
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