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

[FTEA]

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

Habit
Erect or spreading, branching annual up to 40 cm. tall; stems pubescent or pilose when young, glabrescent when older.
Stipules
Stipules sublinear, up to 5 mm. long; rhachis up to 15 mm. long, including a petiole of up to 5 mm., prolonged 1–3 mm. beyond the lateral leaflets.
Leaves
Leaflets 1–9, 1–5 in the upper leaves which alone show on older plants, elliptic or cuneate-elliptic, up to 9 mm. long and 4 mm. wide, those of lower leaves obtuse, those of the youngest upper leaves sometimes gland-tipped.
Inflorescences
Racemes 2(rarely 1 or 3)-flowered; peduncle filiform, glabrous, 8–14 mm. long; bracts nil; pedicel pilose, 0.5 mm. long.
Calyx
Calyx 1 mm. long, divided to the middle into subulate lobes with a broadly triangular base.
Corolla
Corolla pubescent outside.
Stamens
Stamens 3.5 mm. long.
Fruits
Pod rather flattened, laterally ridged, 7–17 mm. long, ± 1.6 mm. wide and 1.2 mm. thick, strigulose, 5–8-seeded; endocarp spotted.
Seeds
Seeds rectangular, pitted.
Habitat
Scattered tree grassland and cultivation, especially on sand; 0–1500 m.; rainfall 600–1400 mm.
Distribution
not known elsewhere K7 T1 T3 T4 T5 T6 T7 T8

[ILDIS]

International Legume Database and Information Service

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

[FSOM]

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

Habit
Annual, up to 40 cm tall; young parts pubescent or pilose
Leaves
Leaf-rhachis up to 15 mm long including petiole of up to 5 mm
Leaflets
Leaflets 1–9, elliptic or cuneate-elliptic, up to 9 x 4 mm
Inflorescences
Racemes (1–)2(–3)-flowered; peduncle 8–14 mm long, glabrous
Calyx
Calyx c. 1 mm long, divided to the middle
Corolla
Standard pubescent outside
Stamens
Stamens 3–3.5 mm long
Fruits
Pod erect, 7–17 x c. 1.6 mm, straight, rather flattened and laterally ridged, strigulose, 5–8-seeded.
Distribution
S3 (near Kismaayo), E Kenya, Tanzania

Native to:

Kenya, Somalia, Tanzania

Indigofera cuneata Baker appears in other Kew resources:

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
Gillett, J.B. [20348], Kenya K000059822
Drummond, R.B. [3861], Kenya K000059821
Makin, J. [429], Kenya K000059820
Bidgood, S. [6038], Tanzania K000468387
Schlieben, H.J. [2458], Tanzania K000392824 isotype

First published in J. Linn. Soc., Bot. 15: 92 (1876)

Accepted by

  • 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

  • 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.

Flora of Somalia

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

Flora of Tropical East Africa

  • Gillett in Kew Bulletin, Add. Ser. 1: 44 (1958).
  • J.P.M. Brenan, Check-lists of the Forest Trees and Shrubs of the British Empire no. 5, part II, Tanganyika Territory p. 427 (1949).
  • Bak. in Oliv. in Journal of the Linnean Society of London, Botany 15: 92 (1876).

International Legume Database and Information Service

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

Flora of Somalia
Flora of Somalia
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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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