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This species is accepted, and its native range is Nigeria, South Sudan to Uganda.

[FTEA]

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

Habit
Annual branching herb ± 45 cm. tall, everywhere covered with white medifixed hairs, those on stems and inflorescences spreading at the tips.
Leaves
Stipules brownish, narrowly attenuate, up to 4mm. long; rhachis channelled above, up to ± 3 cm. long, including a petiole of 4–6 mm., usually prolonged 1–2 mm. beyond the lateral leaflets; leaflets 9–13, narrowly cuneate-oblong, ± 10 mm. long and 2 mm. wide, appressed strigose.
Inflorescences
Raceme 10–20-flowered, up to 6 cm. long, including a peduncle of up to 6 mm.; bracts 2–3 mm. long, very caducous; pedicels erect, ± 1 mm. long.
Calyx
Calyx ± 4 mm. long, divided for three-quarters of its length into narrowly attenuate teeth.
Corolla
Corolla caducous, ± 4.5 mm. long, densely strigose outside.
Stamens
Stamens ± 4 mm. long.
Fruits
Pod subcylindric, 6–7 mm. long, 2 mm. wide, 2–4-seeded; endocarp spotted in 4 rows.
Seeds
Seeds cuboid, with 3–4 pits on eaoh face.
Habitat
Sticky black soils of grassy plains; 750 m.; rainfall ± 1000 mm.
Distribution
U1

[ILDIS]

International Legume Database and Information Service

Conservation
Not Threatened
Ecology
Africa: Sudanian grasslands
Habit
Annual, Not climbing, Herb

Native to:

Nigeria, Sudan, Uganda

Indigofera andrewsiana J.B.Gillett appears in other Kew resources:

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
Dec 6, 1954 Peers, A.W. [2], Sudan K000392740 holotype

First published in Kew Bull., Addit. Ser. 1: 38 (1958)

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.
  • Lock, J.M. (1989). Legumes of Africa a check-list: 1-619. Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.

Literature

Kew Backbone Distributions

  • Lock, J.M. (1989). Legumes of Africa a check-list: 1-619. Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.

Flora of Tropical East Africa

  • Gillett in Kew Bulletin, Add. Ser. 1: 38 (1958).

International Legume Database and Information Service

  • Gillett, J. B. (1958). Kew Bull. Addnl. ser. 1:1-166. Indigofera.. in Tropical Africa.

Flora of Tropical East Africa
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International Legume Database and Information Service
International Legume Database and Information Service (ILDIS) V10.39 Nov 2011
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Kew Backbone Distributions
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Kew Names and Taxonomic Backbone
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