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This species is accepted, and its native range is W. Tropical Africa to South Sudan, Tanzania to Zambia.

[FTEA]

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

Habit
Annual up to 40 cm. tall with a rather sparse indumentum of more or less appressed white biramous hairs and also numerous rather long slender erect yellowish or reddish multicellular hairs, which may or may not be obscurely gland-tipped, and are 1–3 mm. long on the stems, 0.8–1.5 mm. long on the leaf-rhachis, inflorescence-axis, calyx and fruit and absent from the leaflets.
Leaves
Leaves 7–15-foliolate; stipules linear-filiform, spreading, up to 6 mm. long; rhachis up to 4 cm. long including a petiole of 10–16 mm. usually longer than the basal leaflets, prolonged beyond the lateral leaflets; leaflets elliptic or oblong-elliptic, 7–10 mm. long, 2–4 mm. wide, 2–5 times as long as wide.
Inflorescences
Racemes 10–30-flowered, up to 4 cm. long, rather lax in the fruiting stage, the peduncle shorter than the fertile portion of the axis; bracts linear-lanceolate, up to 2 mm. long, caducous; pedicels up to 1 mm. long.
Calyx
Calyx ± 2 mm. long, deeply divided for most of its length into subulate-filiform lobes.
Corolla
Corolla pubescent outside, ± 3 mm. long.
Stamens
Stamens 2–3 mm. long.
Style
Style bent sharply upwards, 1.2–1.7 mm. long.
Fruits
Pod straight, spreading, 7–12 mm. long, ±1.5 mm. wide and thick; endocarp spotted.
Seeds
Seeds 4–8.
Habitat
Grassland with scattered Acacia, especially on sandy soil; 840 m.
Distribution
T7

[ILDIS]

International Legume Database and Information Service

Conservation
Not Threatened
Ecology
Africa: Zambezian wooded grassland, Sudanian wooded grassland
Habit
Annual, Not climbing, Herb

Native to:

Benin, Cameroon, Central African Repu, Guinea-Bissau, Malawi, Nigeria, Sudan, Tanzania, Zambia

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

First published in Bol. Soc. Brot., sér. 2, 33: 32 (1959)

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.
  • Akoègninou, A., van der Burg, W.J. & van der Maesen, L.J.G. (eds.) (2006). Flore Analytique du Bénin: 1-1034. Backhuys Publishers.
  • Catarino, L., Sampaio Martins, E., Pinto-Basto, M.F. & Diniz, M.A. (2006). Plantas Vasculares e Briófitos da Guiné-Bissau: 1-298. Instituto de investigação científica tropical, Instituto Português de apoio ao desenvolvimento.
  • Lock, J.M. (1989). Legumes of Africa a check-list: 1-619. Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.
  • Boulvert, Y. (1977). Catalogue de la Flore de Centrafrique 2(1): 1-85. ORSTROM, Bangui.

Literature

Kew Backbone Distributions

  • 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.
  • Akoègninou, A., van der Burg, W.J. & van der Maesen, L.J.G. (eds.) (2006). Flore Analytique du Bénin: 1-1034. Backhuys Publishers.
  • Catarino, L., Sampaio Martins, E., Pinto-Basto, M.F. & Diniz, M.A. (2006). Plantas Vasculares e Briófitos da Guiné-Bissau: 1-298. Instituto de investigação científica tropical, Instituto Português de apoio ao desenvolvimento.
  • Lock, J.M. (1989). Legumes of Africa a check-list: 1-619. Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.
  • Boulvert, Y. (1977). Catalogue de la Flore de Centrafrique 2(1): 1-85. ORSTROM, Bangui.

Flora of Tropical East Africa

  • Gillett in Kew Bulletin 24: 489 (1970).
  • Gillett in Bol. Soc. Brot., sér. 2, 33: 32 (1959)

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
International Legume Database and Information Service (ILDIS) V10.39 Nov 2011
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Kew Backbone Distributions
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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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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