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This species is accepted, and its native range is Tropical Africa.

[FTEA]

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

Habit
Perennial herb with a stout woody rootstock; stems appressed strigulose, procumbent, erect or spreading, up to 50 cm. long.
Leaves
Lower leaves (which are those most often seen) 1–3-foliolate, upper up to 8-foliolate; stipules narrowly triangular-subulate, up to 8 mm. long; rhachis broad, channelled above, up to 4 cm. long, including a petiole of up to 1 cm., prolonged up to 8 mm. beyond the lateral leaflets; leaflets always alternate, cuneate-elliptic or narrowly oblong, up to 6 cm. long and 12 mm. wide, strigulose beneath, minutely black-spotted and glabrous above, except at the margins which are strigulose.
Inflorescences
Racemes many-flowered, up to 12 cm. long in fruit, including a peduncle of 0.5–2 cm.; bracts lanceolate, strigulose, deciduous.
Calyx
Calyx strigulose, divided almost to the base, ± 4 mm. long.
Stamens
Stamens 3–4 mm. long.
Fruits
Pods straight, faintly tetragonal, brown, 12–20 mm. long, ± 2 mm. wide and 1.3 mm. thick, strigulose, 5–8-seeded; endocarp faintly spotted.
Habitat
Short grassland, roadsides, cultivated areas and Combretum, etc. wooded grassland; 800–1800 m.; rainfall 1100–1900 mm.
Distribution
Guinée to Sudan, Congo, Burundi, Angola K3 K5 T1 T4 U1 U2 U3 U4

[ILDIS]

International Legume Database and Information Service

Conservation
Not Threatened
Ecology
Africa: Sudanian grasslands, Sudanian anthropic landscapes, Sudanian wooded grassland, Sudanian woodland
Habit
Perennial, Not climbing, Herb

Native to:

Angola, Benin, Burkina, Burundi, Cameroon, Central African Repu, Chad, Congo, Ethiopia, Gabon, Ghana, Guinea, Ivory Coast, Kenya, Malawi, Mali, Nigeria, Rwanda, Sudan, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia, Zaïre

Indigofera conjugata Baker appears in other Kew resources:

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
Jan 1, 1983 Fay, J.M. [4787], Central African Republic K000459901
Jan 1, 1982 Friis, I. [1020], Sudan K000459894
Sep 1, 1978 Reekmans, M. [7070], Burundi K000459910
Jan 1, 1955 Lely, H.V. [20], Nigeria K000392627 syntype
Jan 1, 1955 Hill, A.W. [4], Nigeria K000392626 syntype
Sep 25, 1954 Wood, G.H.G. [345], Uganda K000459881
Bullock, A.A. [3093], Tanzania K000459888
Tanner, R.E.S. [4497], Tanzania K000459889
Tanner, R.E.S. [5296], Tanzania K000459891
Lely, H.V. [45], Nigeria K000459918
Maitland, T.D. [1100], Uganda K000459884
Chandler [1000], Uganda K000459880
Bogdan, A. [3683], Kenya K000459885
Verdcourt [2866], Tanzania K000459892
Fay, J.M. [2727], Central African Republic K000459898
Fay, J.M. [2869], Central African Republic K000459899
Fay, J.M. [3338], Central African Republic K000459900
Lewalle, J. [6549], Burundi K000459907
Jackson, J.K. [4118], Sudan K000459895
Jackson, J.K. [4277], Sudan K000459896
Bidgood, S. [2903], Tanzania K000459893
Haarer, A.E. [2271], Tanzania K000459890
Petherick [s.n.], Sudan K000392788 Unknown type material
Lawlor, D.W. [149], Nigeria K000459920
Purseglove, J.W. [1060], Uganda K000459882
s.coll. [4608], Central African Republic K000459897
Hazel, G. [525], Uganda K000459883
Binga, N. [35019], Nigeria K000459919

First published in D.Oliver & auct. suc. (eds.), Fl. Trop. Afr. 2: 75 (1871)

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.
  • Thiombiano, A., Schmidt, M., Dressler, S., Ouédraogo, A., Hahn, K. & Zizka, G. (2012). Catalogue des plantes vasculaires du Burkina Faso Boissiera 65: 1-391.
  • Fischer, E., Rembold, K., Althof, A. & Obholzer, J. (2010). Annotated checklist of the vascular plants of Kakamega forest, Western province, Kenya Journal of East African Natural History 99: 129-226.
  • Figueiredo, E. & Smith, G.F. (2008). Plants of Angola Strelitzia 22: 1-279. National Botanical Institute, Pretoria.
  • Akoègninou, A., van der Burg, W.J. & van der Maesen, L.J.G. (eds.) (2006). Flore Analytique du Bénin: 1-1034. Backhuys Publishers.
  • Sita, P. & Moutsambote, J.-M. (2005). Catalogue des plantes vasculaires du Congo, ed. sept. 2005: 1-158. ORSTOM, Centre de Brazzaville.
  • 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.
  • Boulvert, Y. (1977). Catalogue de la Flore de Centrafrique 2(1): 1-85. ORSTROM, Bangui.
  • Lebrun, J.-P., Audru, J., Gaston, A. & Mosnier, M. (1972). Catalogue des Plantes Vasculaires du Tchad Méridional: 1-289. Institut d' Elevage et de Médecine Vétérinaire des Pays Tropicaux, Maisons Alfort.

Literature

Kew Backbone Distributions

  • Thiombiano, A., Schmidt, M., Dressler, S., Ouédraogo, A., Hahn, K. & Zizka, G. (2012). Catalogue des plantes vasculaires du Burkina Faso Boissiera 65: 1-391.
  • Schrire, B.D. (2012). Flora Zambesiaca 3(4): 1-245. Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.
  • Fischer, E., Rembold, K., Althof, A. & Obholzer, J. (2010). Annotated checklist of the vascular plants of Kakamega forest, Western province, Kenya Journal of East African Natural History 99: 129-226.
  • Figueiredo, E. & Smith, G.F. (2008). Plants of Angola Strelitzia 22: 1-279. National Botanical Institute, Pretoria.
  • Sita, P. & Moutsambote, J.-M. (2005). Catalogue des plantes vasculaires du Congo, ed. sept. 2005: 1-158. ORSTOM, Centre de Brazzaville.
  • 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.
  • Lebrun, J.-P., Audru, J., Gaston, A. & Mosnier, M. (1972). Catalogue des Plantes Vasculaires du Tchad Méridional: 1-289. Institut d' Elevage et de Médecine Vétérinaire des Pays Tropicaux, Maisons Alfort.

Flora of Tropical East Africa

  • Torre in Consp. Fl. Angol. 3: 135 (1962).
  • Gillett in Kew Bulletin, Add. Ser. 1: 121 (1958).
  • Cronquist in Flore du Congo Belge et du Ruanda-Urundi, 5: 150 (1954).
  • Bak. f., Leguminosae of Tropical Africa: 110 (1926).
  • Bak. in Flora of Tropical Africa 2: 75 (1871).

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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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
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
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