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This species is accepted, and its native range is Sudan to Zambia.

[FTEA]

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

Habit
Annual (? always) herb, with spreading pilose branches.
Leaves
Leaves pilose throughout; stipules narrowly lanceolate, gland-tipped, 3–4 mm. long; petiole 10–15 mm. long, with 2 glands on stalks ± 0.7 mm. long on its lower part; rhachis prolonged 5–6 mm. beyond lateral leaflets; leaflets usually 3, occasionally 1 or 5, elliptical-orbicular, the terminal larger than the lateral, up to 20 mm. long and 16 mm. wide.
Flowers
Normal racemes 10–12-flowered, up to 12 mm. long including a peduncle of up to 6 mm.; additional much reduced, sessile, 1–2-flowered abortive racemes in the axils of the lowest leaves on each shoot; bracts linear, up to 2 mm. long, gland-tipped; pedicels ± 0.8 mm. long.
Calyx
Calyx pilose, 2.5 mm. long; lobes narrowly triangular, ± 2 mm. long, gland-tipped.
Corolla
Corolla pubescent outside.
Stamens
Stamens ± 2 mm. long.
Ovary
Ovary pilose, 4- or more ovulate.
Fruits
Pod 7–13 mm. long, 2 mm. wide, pubescent; endocarp spotted.
Seeds
Seeds 3–5, pitted.
Habitat
Sand, especially near lake shore; 775–900 m.; rainfall ± 900 mm.
Distribution
T4

[ILDIS]

International Legume Database and Information Service

Conservation
Not Threatened
Habit
Annual, Not climbing, Herb

Native to:

Sudan, Tanzania, Zambia

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

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
Dec 18, 1954 Loveridge, M.V. [705], Tanzania K000392874 holotype

First published in Kew Bull., Addit. Ser. 1: 57 (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.
  • Schrire, B.D. (2012). Flora Zambesiaca 3(4): 1-245. Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.
  • Lock, J.M. (1989). Legumes of Africa a check-list: 1-619. Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.

Literature

Kew Backbone Distributions

  • Schrire, B.D. (2012). Flora Zambesiaca 3(4): 1-245. Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.

Flora of Tropical East Africa

  • Gillett in Kew Bulletin, Add. Ser. 1: 57 (1958).

Flora of Tropical East Africa
Flora of Tropical East Africa
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Herbarium Catalogue Specimens
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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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