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This species is accepted, and its native range is Sahara to India.

[FWTA]

Papilionaceae, Hutchinson and Dalziel. Flora of West Tropical Africa 1:2. 1958

Habit
A silvery desert shrublet
Indumentum
Very sparingly glandular.

[FSOM]

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

Habit
Shrubby much-branched herb, up to 30 cm or more tall
Stem
Stems ± ascending, glaucous-silvery and with very short glandular hairs
Leaves
Leaf-rhachis up to 2 cm long including a petiole of up to 1 cm
Leaflets
Leaflets 5–7, opposite, cuneate-obovate, up to 6 mm long, both sides silvery
Inflorescences
Racemes 3–12-flowered, lax, exceeding the subtending leaves
Calyx
Calyx c. 1.5 mm long, densely pubescent
Corolla
Standard pubescent outside
Stamens
Stamens c. 3 mm long
Fruits
Pod linear-mucronate, up to 13 x 2 mm, straight, silvery and with very short and sparse yellowish glandular hairs, 2–5-seeded.
Distribution
N1 Eritrea, Egypt, Sudan and west to Mauretania, and S Arabia to India.
Ecology
Low altitude.
Vernacular
Forader, lebiyer (Somali).

[ILDIS]

International Legume Database and Information Service

Conservation
Not Threatened
Ecology
Africa: Somalia-Masai shrubland, Sahara regional transition zone: desert.
Habit
Annual/Perennial, Not climbing, Herb/Shrub

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[ILDIS]
Use
Forage

Native to:

Algeria, Chad, Egypt, Eritrea, Gulf States, India, Iran, Lebanon-Syria, Mali, Mauritania, Niger, Oman, Pakistan, Saudi Arabia, Socotra, Somalia, Sudan, Yemen

Introduced into:

Haiti

Indigofera argentea Burm.f. appears in other Kew resources:

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
s.coll. [Cat. no. 5470] Indigofera brachycarpa K001121026
Jan 1, 2002 Cheek, M. [9278], Cameroon Indigofera simplicifolia K000025740
s.coll. [Cat. no. 5476] Indigofera retusa K001121049

First published in Fl. Indica: 171 (1768)

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.
  • Dobignard, A. & Chatelain, C. (2012). Index synonymique de la flore d'Afrique du nord 4: 1-431. Éditions des conservatoire et jardin botaniques, Genève.
  • Acevedo-Rodríguez, P. & Strong, M.T. (2012). Catalogue of seed plants of the West Indies Smithsonian Contributions to Botany 98: 1-1192.
  • Musselman, L.J. (2011). Checklist of Plants of Lebanon and Syria http://ww2.odu.edu/~lmusselm/plant/lebsyria/Checklist%20of%20Lebanon%20Plants.pdf.
  • Ghazanfar, S.A. (2007). Flora of the Sultanate of Oman. volume 2. Crassulaceae - Apiaceae Scripta Botanica Belgica 36: 1-220.
  • Miller, A.G. & Morris, M. (2004). Ethnoflora of Soqotra Archipelago: 1-759. The Royal Botanic Garden, Edinburgh.
  • Kumar, S. & Sane, P.V. (2003). Legumes of South Asia. A Checklist: 1-536. Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.
  • Boulos, L. (1999). Flora of Egypt 1: 1-419. Al Hadara Publishing, Cairo.
  • Wood, J.R.I. (1997). A handbook of the Yemen Flora: 1-434. Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.
  • Barry, J. P. & Celles, J.S. (1991). Flore de Mauritanie 1: 1-359. Centre Regional de Documentation Pedagogique, Nice.
  • 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.
  • Boudet, G., Lebrun, J.P. & Demange, R. (1986). Catalogue des plantes vasculaires du Mali: 1-465. Etudes d'Elevage et de Médecine Vétérinaire des Pays Tropicaux.
  • Rechinger, K.H. & al. (1984). Papilionaceae II Flora Iranica 157: 1-499. Naturhistorisches Museums Wien.
  • Peyre de Fabregues, B. & Lebrun, J.-P. (1976). Catalogue des Plantes Vascularies du Niger: 1-433. Institut d' Elevage et de Médecine Vétérinaire des Pays Tropicaux, Maisons Alfort.

Literature

Flora of West Tropical Africa

  • Tiss. in Bull. Mus. Hist. Nat., sér. 2, 3: 270.
  • Bak. f. Leg. Trop. Afr. 1: 152
  • not of Linn., Mant. Pl. 2: 273 (1771).
  • Fl. Ind. 171 (1768)

Kew Backbone Distributions

  • Acevedo-Rodríguez, P. & Strong, M.T. (2012). Catalogue of seed plants of the West Indies Smithsonian Contributions to Botany 98: 1-1192.
  • Musselman, L.J. (2011). Checklist of Plants of Lebanon and Syria http://ww2.odu.edu/~lmusselm/plant/lebsyria/Checklist%20of%20Lebanon%20Plants.pdf.
  • Nelson Sutherland, C.H. (2008). Catálogo de las plantes vasculares de Honduras. Espermatofitas: 1-1576. SERNA/Guaymuras, Tegucigalpa, Honduras.
  • Ghazanfar, S.A. (2007). Flora of the Sultanate of Oman. volume 2. Crassulaceae - Apiaceae Scripta Botanica Belgica 36: 1-220.
  • Miller, A.G. & Morris, M. (2004). Ethnoflora of Soqotra Archipelago: 1-759. The Royal Botanic Garden, Edinburgh.
  • Kumar, S. & Sane, P.V. (2003). Legumes of South Asia. A Checklist: 1-536. Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.
  • Jongbloed, M., Western, R.A. & Boer, B. (2000). Annotated Check-list for plants in the U.A.E.: 1-90. Zodiac Publishing, Dubai.
  • Boulos, L. (1999). Flora of Egypt 1: 1-419. Al Hadara Publishing, Cairo.
  • 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.
  • Boudet, G., Lebrun, J.P. & Demange, R. (1986). Catalogue des plantes vasculaires du Mali: 1-465. Etudes d'Elevage et de Médecine Vétérinaire des Pays Tropicaux.
  • Rechinger, K.H. & al. (1984). Papilionaceae II Flora Iranica 157: 1-499. Naturhistorisches Museums Wien.
  • Peyre de Fabregues, B. & Lebrun, J.-P. (1976). Catalogue des Plantes Vascularies du Niger: 1-433. Institut d' Elevage et de Médecine Vétérinaire des Pays Tropicaux, Maisons Alfort.

Flora of Somalia

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

International Legume Database and Information Service

  • Thulin, M. (1983). Opera Botanica 68:1-223. Leguminosae of Ethiopia
  • Lebrun, J.-P. (1977). IEMVPT Et. Bot. 4. Elem atlas pl. vasc. de l'Afrique seche. 1
  • Peyre de Fabregues, B. & Lebrun (1976). IEMVPT Etude Botanique No. 3. Catalogue des plantes.. du Niger

Flora of Somalia
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International Legume Database and Information Service
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