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This species is accepted, and its native range is Tanzania.

[ILDIS]

International Legume Database and Information Service

Conservation
Insufficiently known
Ecology
Africa: Zambezian bushland and thicket
Habit
Perennial, Not climbing, Herb/Shrub

[FTEA]

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

Habit
Shrubby herb up to 3 m. tall; young branches purplish, densely covered with short white biramous hairs spreading at the tips.
Leaves
Stipules narrowly triangular, erect, up to 1.5 mm. long; leaf-rhachis, including the 2–5 mm. petiole, up to 25 mm. long, prolonged 2–5 mm. beyond the lateral leaflets; leaflets 5–9, narrowly oblong-elliptic, mucronate, up to 15 mm. long and 4 mm. wide, appressed strigulose on both surfaces.
Inflorescences
Racemes many-flowered, up to 7 cm. long, including a peduncle of up to 12 mm.; bracts lanceolate, ±1.5 mm. long, very caducous; pedicels ± 1 mm. long.
Calyx
Calyx appressed silky puberulent with both white and golden-brown hairs, ± 2 mm. long; lobes narrowly triangular, 1.5 mm. long, spreading like a star in the fruiting stage.
Corolla
Corolla appressed puberulent outside with both white and golden hairs.
Stamens
Stamens 4–5 mm. long.
Style
Style ± 3.5 mm. long, curved through 90° rather above the middle.
Fruits
Pods spreading, subcylindrical, ending in a beak 0.5 mm. long, up to 20 mm. long, ± 1.8 mm. wide, their pale brown colour not hidden by the short crisped white hairs, 2–7-seeded; endocarp not spotted.
Seeds
Seeds ellipsoid, golden-brown, smooth.
Habitat
Bushland with Dodonaea and Hyparrhenia; 530 m.; rainfall ± 1600 mm.
Distribution
not known elsewhere T7

Native to:

Tanzania

Indigofera asterocalycina Gilli appears in other Kew resources:

First published in Ann. Naturhist. Mus. Wien 74: 432 (1970 publ. 1971)

Accepted by

  • 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

  • Gilli in Ann. Nat. Hist. Mus. Wien 74: 12, t. 2 (1970).

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
Flora of Tropical East Africa
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International Legume Database and Information Service
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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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