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This species is accepted, and its native range is Eritrea to Kenya, SW. Arabian Peninsula, Namibia.

[FSOM]

M. Thulin et al. Flora of Somalia, Vol. 1-4 [updated 2008] https://plants.jstor.org/collection/FLOS

Habit
Shrubby herb up to 1 m tall; stems densely strigulose
Leaves
Leaf-rhachis up to 11 cm long including a petiole of 1–3 cm
Leaflets
Leaflets 7–15, opposite, elliptic-oblong, up to 19 x 9 mm, strigulose beneath, glabrous above
Inflorescences
Racemes many-flowered, subsessile, up to 3.5 cm long
Calyx
Calyx c. 1.3 mm long with narrowly triangular lobes about as long as the tube
Corolla
Standard brownish strigulose outside
Stamens
Stamens c. 3 mm long
Fruits
Pod up to 6 x 3 mm, straight, deflexed, not torulose, indehiscent, crisped pubescent, 1–2(–3)-seeded.
Distribution
N1–3; Eritrea, Ethiopia, N Kenya, S Arabia
Ecology
Altitude range 1000–1850 m.
Vernacular
Dharjo, gelelo, lebiyer (Somali).

[FTEA]

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

Habit
Stout erect woody herb up to 70 cm. tall; stems slightly ridged, very densely strigulose.
Leaves
Stipules subulate, setaceous-tipped, ± 3 mm. long; rhachis channelled above, sparsely strigulose, up to 8 cm. long, including a petiole of ± 2 cm., prolonged 2–3 mm. beyond the lateral leaflets; stipellae minute; petiolules 1 mm. long; leaflets 7–15, cuneate, elliptic-oblong, emarginate in lower leaves, rounded in the upper, up to 19 mm. long and 9 mm. wide, sparingly strigulose beneath, glabrous above.
Inflorescences
Racemes many-flowered, sessile, up to 3.5 cm. long; axis strigulose; bracts linear-lanceolate, ± 1 mm. long, very caducous; pedicel ± 1 mm. long, strongly reflexed after flowering.
Calyx
Calyx strigulose, ± 1.3 mm. long; lobes subulate-tipped, about as long as the tube.
Corolla
Corolla golden-brown strigulose outside.
Stamens
Stamens ± 3 mm. long.
Fruits
Pod brown, indehiscent, or the valves rupturing irregularly, not torulose, obtuse-apiculate, up to 6 mm. long, 3 mm. wide, 2.5 mm. thick; dorsal suture ± 1.5 mm. wide; endocarp brown, the spots confluent.
Seeds
Seeds 1–2 or rarely 3, rounded-cuboid.
Habitat
Acacia, Commiphora open bushland; 900 m.; rainfall 400 mm.
Distribution
K1 and S. Arabia

[ILDIS]

International Legume Database and Information Service

Conservation
Not Threatened
Ecology
Africa: Somalia-Masai bushland and thicket
Habit
Perennial, Not climbing, Herb/Shrub

Native to:

Djibouti, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Kenya, Namibia, Somalia, Yemen

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

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
[Unknown] [2213], Ethiopia K000392717 Unknown type material

First published in Ill. Pl. Orient. 5: 93 (1856)

Accepted by

  • Germishuizen, G. & Meyer, N.L. (eds.) (2003). Plants of Southern Africa an annotated checklist Strelitzia 14: 1-1231. National Botanical Institute, Pretoria.
  • Wood, J.R.I. (1997). A handbook of the Yemen Flora: 1-434. 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.

Literature

Kew Backbone Distributions

  • Germishuizen, G. & Meyer, N.L. (eds.) (2003). Plants of Southern Africa an annotated checklist Strelitzia 14: 1-1231. National Botanical Institute, Pretoria.
  • Wood, J.R.I. (1997). A handbook of the Yemen Flora: 1-434. 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.

Flora of Somalia

  • Flora Somalia, Vol 1, (1993) Author: by M. Thulin [updated by M. Thulin 2008]

Flora of Tropical East Africa

  • Gillett in Kew Bulletin, Add. Ser. 1: 105 (1958).
  • Jaub. & Spach, Ill. Pl. Or., t. 483 (1856).

International Legume Database and Information Service

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

Flora of Somalia
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Herbarium Catalogue Specimens
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International Legume Database and Information Service
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Kew Backbone Distributions
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