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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

Habit
A semi-woody perennial bushy herb up to 35 cm. tall from a woody rootstock, covered all over with fine silky subsimple hairs up to 3 mm. long, which more or less hide the shorter, stiffer, medifixed hairs also present on the leaflets.
Leaves
Stipules asymmetrically ovate-lanceolate, up to 12 mm. long and 3.5 mm. wide; petiole 2–5 mm. long; rhachis prolonged 1–2 mm. beyond the lateral leaflets; leaflets always 3, oblanceolate, ± acuminate, up to 14 mm. long and 5 mm. wide.
Inflorescences
Racemes condensed, 2–3-flowered, sessile in the axils of normal leaves, more or less concealed between their stipules.
Calyx
Calyx divided to the base, ± 6 mm. long, longer than the corolla and stamens.
Corolla
Standard pubescent outside.
Pistil
Style 3.5 mm.; ovary 1 mm. long.
Fruits
Fruit erect, cylindrical, 4–5 mm. long, 1.5 mm. wide, pubescent, 1–2-seeded.
Habitat
Deciduous woodland and grassland especially on sand; 1200–1800 m.; rainfall 700–900 mm.
Distribution
not known elsewhere T4 T5 T7

[ILDIS]

International Legume Database and Information Service

Conservation
Insufficiently known
Ecology
Africa: Zambezian woodland, Zambezian grassland
Habit
Perennial, Not climbing, Herb

Native to:

Tanzania

Indigofera burttii Baker f. appears in other Kew resources:

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
Burtt, B.D. [3434], Tanzania K000392830 Unknown type material
Bidgood, S. [5904], Tanzania K000468521

First published in J. Bot. 70: 251 (1932)

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: 24 (1958).
  • Bak. f. in Journal of Botany 70: 251 (1932).

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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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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