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This species is accepted, and its native range is Tanzania.

[FTEA]

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

Habit
Annual herb 20–60 cm. tall; branches reddish, rather closely covered, as are the racemes and pods, with short erect brown glandular hairs as well as longer white adpressed medifixed hairs.
Leaves
Stipules subulate, up to 4 mm. long; rhachis up to 35 mm. long, including a petiole of 9–12 mm., prolonged up to 3 mm. beyond the lateral leaflets; leaflets 9–13, narrowly obovate or elliptic-oblong, rounded at the apex, up to 12 mm. long and 4 mm. wide, free from glandular hairs, appressed pilose above, strigose beneath.
Inflorescences
Racemes 10–20-flowered, up to 25 mm. long, including a peduncle of 5–7 mm.
Calyx
Calyx 2.5 mm. long; lobes narrowly deltoid-acuminate, much longer than the tube.
Corolla
Corolla pubescent outside.
Stamens
Stamens 3 mm. long.
Fruits
Fruit curved into a semicircle, ± 17 mm. long, 1.4 mm. wide and 0.9 mm. thick, densely covered with reddish glandular hairs up to 0.7 mm. long, as well as appressed white medifixed hairs, 9–12-seeded.
Habitat
Sandy open places in Acacia, Commiphora bushland; 1200–1400 m.; rainfall 700–900 mm.
Distribution
T5 T7 not known elsewhere

[ILDIS]

International Legume Database and Information Service

Conservation
Insufficiently known
Ecology
Africa: Zambezian bushland and thicket
Habit
Annual, Not climbing, Herb

Native to:

Tanzania

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

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
Jul 21, 1954 Davies, R.M. [560], Tanzania K000392870 isotype
Bidgood, S. [6126], Tanzania K000468299

First published in Kew Bull., Addit. Ser. 1: 63 (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: 63 (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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