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

[ILDIS]

International Legume Database and Information Service

Conservation
Not Threatened
Ecology
Africa: Somalia-Masai bushland and thicket
Habit
Perennial, Not climbing, Herb/Shrub

[FTEA]

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

Habit
Shrublet about 50 cm. tall, the branches densely appressed silvery.
Leaves
Stipules subulate, ± 2 mm. long; petiole normally 2–3 mm. long; rhachis normally not, or ± 1 mm. only, prolonged beyond lateral leaflets; leaflets usually 3, cuneate-obovate, apiculate, ± 12 mm. long and 7 mm. wide, strigulose above, strigose beneath, the midrib impressed above.
Inflorescences
Racemes silvery, 10–20-flowered, up to 6 cm. long, including a peduncle of up to 2 cm.; bracts lanceolate, ± 1.5 mm. long, caducous; pedicels ± 1.5 mm. long, strongly reflexed in fruit.
Calyx
Calyx ± 2.5 mm. long; lobes triangular-acuminate, rather longer than the tube.
Corolla
Corolla white strigulose outside.
Stamens
Stamens 3–4 mm. long.
Ovary
Ovary up to 12-ovulate, densely strigose.
Fruits
Fruit arcuate or circinate, with flattened gaps between the 5–8 oblong seeds, up to 3 cm. long, ± 1.8 mm. wide and 1.4 mm. thick.
Seeds
Seeds yellow streaked with purple, smooth, rounded oblong, bluntly rhombic in cross section, ± 2.3 × 1.2 × 1.0 mm.
Habitat
Semi-desert, dry grassland and bushland, especially on sand; 100–1450 m.; rainfall 200–400 mm.
Distribution
K1 K2 K6 K7 not known elsewhere

Native to:

Ethiopia, Kenya

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

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
Jan 21, 1955 Bogdan, A. [3470], Kenya K000059869
Gillett, J.B. [18963], Kenya K000059843
Gillett, J.B. [16589], Kenya K000059849
Gillett, J.B. [20585], Kenya K000059851
Gillett, J.B. [20257], Kenya K000059863
Gilbert, M.G. [5166], Kenya K000059856
Hemming, C.F. [338], Kenya K000059864
Stannard, B. [1074], Kenya K000059852
Wilson, J. [1283], Kenya K000059842
Faden, R.B. [318], Kenya K000059855
Verdcourt, B. [2758], Kenya K000059868
Carter, S. [132], Kenya K000059867
Powys [411], Kenya K000059857
Newbould, J.B. [3248], Kenya K000059844
Newbould, J.B. [7328], Kenya K000059865
Newbould, J.B. [6836], Kenya K000059866
Swinderen van [112], Kenya K000059850

First published in Kew Bull., Addit. Ser. 1: 107 (1958)

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: 107 (1958).

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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International Legume Database and Information Service
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Kew Backbone Distributions
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Kew Names and Taxonomic Backbone
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