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This species is accepted, and its native range is Somalia to S. Africa.

[ILDIS]

International Legume Database and Information Service

Conservation
Not Threatened
Ecology
Africa: Zambezian grassland, Zanzibar-Inhambane regional transition zone; grassland.
Habit
Annual, Not climbing, Herb

[FTEA]

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

Habit
A slender, spreading, sparingly strigulose annual, up to 20 cm. tall.
Leaves
Stipules subulate, ± 2 mm. long; rhachis prolonged ± 2–4 mm. beyond the lateral leaflets, up to 5 cm. long in all, including the 1–2 cm. long petiole; leaflets 1–3-jugate, linear, up to 3.5 cm. long, less than 2 mm. wide.
Inflorescences
Racemes many-flowered, sessile, shorter than the subtending leaf.
Stamens
Stamens ± 3.5 mm. long, less than twice as long as the deeply divided calyx.
Corolla
Corolla caducous.
Fruits
Pod ± 25 mm. long, 1.6–1.8 mm. wide, gently upcurved towards the acute tip, ± 15-seeded.
Seeds
Seeds rectangular, ± 2 × 1.5 mm., with a ridge down each side, mottled.
Figures
Fig. 36/4, p. 221.
Habitat
Sandy coastal grassland; 0–230 m.; rainfall 1000–1500 mm.
Distribution
K7 T3 T8 Z

[FSOM]

M. Thulin et al. Flora of Somalia, Vol. 1-4 [updated 2008] https://plants.jstor.org/collection/FLOS

Habit
Slender annual, up to 20 cm tall, sparsely strigose
Leaves
Leaf-rhachis up to 5 cm long including the 1–2 cm long petiole
Leaflets
Leaflets 3–7, linear, up to 35 x 2 mm
Inflorescences
Racemes many-flowered, sessile, shorter than the subtending leaf
Calyx
Calyx deeply divided
Stamens
Stamens ± 3.5 mm long
Fruits
Pod c. 25 x 1.6–1.8 mm, gently upcurved towards the acute tip, c. 15-seeded.
Distribution
S2, 3; coast of Kenya, Tanzania, Mozambique, Dahomey, Zimbabwe, Botswana, Angola, Namibia, South Africa (Transvaal)
Ecology
Altitude up to c. 100 m.

Native to:

Angola, Botswana, Cape Provinces, Kenya, KwaZulu-Natal, Malawi, Mozambique, Namibia, Northern Provinces, Somalia, Tanzania, Zambia, Zimbabwe

Introduced into:

Benin

Indigofera charlieriana Schinz appears in other Kew resources:

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
Nov 22, 1954 Bogdan, A. [2524], Kenya K000624187
Nov 22, 1954 Tweedie [950], Kenya K000624188
Nov 22, 1954 Whyte, A. [1902], Kenya K000624186
Nov 22, 1954 Vaughan, J.H. [1303], Tanzania K000624192
Gillett, J.B. [21297], Kenya K000624193
Tanner, R. [2620], Tanzania K000624189
Tanner, R. [2620], Tanzania K000624190
Gilbert, M.G. [1669], Kenya K000624196
Robertson, S.A. [3483], Kenya K000624197
Ferguson, I.K. [4033], Kenya K000624194
Ferguson, I.K. [4012], Kenya K000624195
Richards, H.M. [17778], Tanzania K000624191
Schinz, H. [244], South Africa K000393303

First published in Verh. Bot. Vereins Prov. Brandenburg 30: 165 (1888)

Accepted by

  • Schrire, B.D. (2012). Flora Zambesiaca 3(4): 1-245. Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.
  • Figueiredo, E. & Smith, G.F. (2008). Plants of Angola Strelitzia 22: 1-279. National Botanical Institute, Pretoria.
  • Germishuizen, G. & Meyer, N.L. (eds.) (2003). Plants of Southern Africa an annotated checklist Strelitzia 14: 1-1231. National Botanical Institute, Pretoria.
  • Thulin, M. (ed.) (1993). Flora of Somalia 1: 1-493. The 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.
  • Figueiredo, E. & Smith, G.F. (2008). Plants of Angola Strelitzia 22: 1-279. National Botanical Institute, Pretoria.
  • Germishuizen, G. & Meyer, N.L. (eds.) (2003). Plants of Southern Africa an annotated checklist Strelitzia 14: 1-1231. National Botanical Institute, Pretoria.
  • Lock, J.M. (1989). Legumes of Africa a check-list: 1-619. Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.

Flora of Somalia

  • Flora Somalia, Vol 1, (1993) Author: by M. Thulin [updated by M. Thulin 2008]

Flora of Tropical East Africa

  • Schinz in Verh. Bot. Ver. Brand. 30: 165 (1888).

International Legume Database and Information Service

  • Gillett, J. B. et al. (1971). Papilionoideae. In: Fl. Trop. E. Africa, Milne-Redhead & Polhill

Flora of Somalia
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