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

[FTEA]

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

Diagnostic
Closely related to I. schliebenii, but the leaflets are more numerous (5–7) and wider in proportion to their length (up to 15 mm. long and 8 mm. wide), the peduncle is up to 4.5 cm. long, the standard is not pointed, the keel is not rostrate, and the stamens are 4 mm. long.
Habitat
Upland grassland; 1600–2100 m.; rainfall 850–1000 mm.
Distribution
T4 T7 T8

[ILDIS]

International Legume Database and Information Service

Conservation
Insufficiently known
Ecology
Africa: Zambezian grassland, Afromontane grassland
Habit
Annual, Not climbing, Herb

Native to:

Tanzania

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

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
Jan 7, 1955 Davies, R.M. [143], Tanzania K000392853 holotype
Jan 7, 1955 Johnson, W.P. [s.n.], Mozambique K000511587
Milne-Redhead, E. [8699], Tanzania K000511588
Richards, H.M. [8640], Tanzania K000514571

First published in Kew Bull., Addit. Ser. 1: 81 (1958)

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

  • Gillett in Kew Bulletin, Add. Ser. 1: 81 (1958).

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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International Legume Database and Information Service
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Kew Backbone Distributions
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