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This species is accepted, and its native range is Kenya to Zimbabwe.

[ILDIS]

International Legume Database and Information Service

Conservation
Not Threatened
Ecology
Africa: Lake Victoria regional transition zone; grasslands
Habit
Perennial, Not climbing, Herb

[FTEA]

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

Diagnostic
Procumbent herb with a stout perennial taproot, much resembling certain forms of I. spicata except for the fruits which are brown, subtorulose, spirally coiled, almost indehiscent, 15–20 mm. long, ± 1.4 mm. wide and 1.8 mm. thick; endocarp spotted; seeds 5–6, oblong, brown, angular, pitted.
Leaves
Leaflets 4–7, oblanceolate or cuneate-obovate, not above ± 10 mm. long and 4 mm. wide, strigulose or glabrous above.
Inflorescences
Inflorescence not above 1.5 cm. long, almost sessile.
Stamens
Stamens 2.5–3 mm., about as long as calyx.
Habitat
Short grassland, especially on poor shallow soils; 50–2100 m.; rainfall 750–1300 mm.
Distribution
K3 K4 K5 K6 T1 T4 T5 T6 U2 U3 U4 eastern Congo

Native to:

Burundi, Kenya, Rwanda, Tanzania, Uganda, Zaïre, Zimbabwe

Introduced into:

Queensland

Indigofera circinella Baker f. appears in other Kew resources:

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
Scott Elliot, G.F. [6892], Kenya K000392954 Unknown type material

First published in J. Bot. 44: 314 (1906)

Accepted by

  • Lepschi, B. & Monro, A. (Project Coordinators) (2014). Australian Plant Census (APC) Council of Heads of Australian Herbaria. http://www.anbg.gov.au/chah/apc/index.html.
  • 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.
  • Troupin, G. (ed.) (1983). Flora du Rwanda 2: 1-603. Musee Royal de l'Afrique Centrale.

Literature

Kew Backbone Distributions

  • Lepschi, B. & Monro, A. (Project Coordinators) (2014). Australian Plant Census (APC) Council of Heads of Australian Herbaria. http://www.anbg.gov.au/chah/apc/index.html.
  • Schrire, B.D. (2012). Flora Zambesiaca 3(4): 1-245. Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.
  • Troupin, G. (ed.) (1983). Flora du Rwanda 2: 1-603. Musee Royal de l'Afrique Centrale.

Flora of Tropical East Africa

  • Gillett in Kew Bulletin, Add. Ser. 1: 120 (1958).
  • Cronquist in Flore du Congo Belge et du Ruanda-Urundi, 5: 148 (1954).
  • J.P.M. Brenan, Check-lists of the Forest Trees and Shrubs of the British Empire no. 5, part II, Tanganyika Territory p. 426 (1949).
  • Robyns, Flore des Spermatophytes du Parc National Albert 1: 296, t. 27 (1948).
  • Bak. f. in Journal of Botany 44: 314 (1906).

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
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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