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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
More or less branched, erect annual, up to 1.3 m. tall from a taproot, sparsely appressed strigulose throughout, the hairs often brown, especially on the inflorescence.
Leaves
Stipules linear, ± 4 mm. long; rhachis up to 6 cm. long, including a petiole of ± 1 mm., prolonged 2–3 mm. beyond lateral leaflets; petiolules well developed (± 1 mm. long); leaflets 11–27, cuneate-oblong, apiculate, up to 10 mm. long and 4 mm. wide.
Inflorescences
Racemes 8–30-flowered, up to 13 cm. long, including a peduncle of up to 5 cm.; bracts narrow, 1.5 mm. long, caducous; pedicels ± 3 mm. long in flower, up to 5 mm. in fruit.
Calyx
Calyx ± 2.5 mm. long, divided well below the middle into triangular-subulate lobes.
Corolla
Corolla densely appressed brown strigose outside.
Stamens
Stamens 4–5 mm. long.
Fruits
Fruit rather tetragonal, 2–3 cm. long, ±1.6 mm. wide and thick, strigulose, 8–12-seeded; endocarp spotted.
Seeds
Seeds pitted.
Habitat
Grassland, cultivated ground, seasonal swamps and flood plains; 0–1500 m.; rainfall 1000–2000 mm.
Distribution
Senegal to Sudan, Congo, Rwanda, Burundi, Mozambique, Malawi, Zambia, Rhodesia, Angola K5 K7 T1 T3 T4 T6 T7 T8 U1 U2 U3 U4 Z

[ILDIS]

International Legume Database and Information Service

Conservation
Not Threatened
Ecology
Africa: Zambezian grassland, Lake Victoria regional mosaic; anthropic landscapes., Lake Victoria regional transition zone; grasslands, Somalia-Masai anthropic landscapes, Zambezian anthropic landscapes., Sudanian anthropic landscapes, Sudanian grasslands,
Habit
Annual, Not climbing, Herb

[FWTA]

Papilionaceae, Hutchinson and Dalziel. Flora of West Tropical Africa 1:2. 1958

Habit
An elegant, erect, wiry, herb, up to 3 ft. high.
Note
Varies considerably; forms with more numerous leaflets and flowers having been distinguished as I. sesbaniifolia.

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[ILDIS]
Use
Medicine

Native to:

Angola, Benin, Burkina, Burundi, Cameroon, Central African Repu, Chad, Congo, Ethiopia, Gabon, Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Ivory Coast, Kenya, Liberia, Malawi, Mali, Mauritania, Mozambique, Niger, Nigeria, Rwanda, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Somalia, Sudan, Tanzania, Togo, Uganda, Zambia, Zaïre, Zimbabwe

Indigofera dendroides Jacq. appears in other Kew resources:

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
Jan 1, 1958 Gossweiler, J. [8782], Angola K001294697
Chevalier, A. [18359], Guinea K000392654
Kirk, J. [s.n.], Mozambique K000392930 Unknown type material
Hildebrandt, J.M. [944], Tanzania K000392825 Unknown type material

First published in Icon. Pl. Rar. 3: t. 571 (1791)

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.
  • Schrire, B.D. (2012). Flora Zambesiaca 3(4): 1-245. Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.
  • Lisowski, S. (2009). Flore (Angiospermes) de la République de Guinée Scripta Botanica Belgica 41: 1-517.
  • Figueiredo, E. & Smith, G.F. (2008). Plants of Angola Strelitzia 22: 1-279. National Botanical Institute, Pretoria.
  • Catarino, L., Martins, E.S., Diniz, M.A. & Pinto-Basto, M.F. (2006). Check-list da flora vascular do parque natural das Lagos de Cufada (Guiné-Bissau) Garcia de Orta, Série de Botânica 17: 97-141.
  • 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.
  • Lebrun, J.p., Toutain, B., Gaston, A. & Boudet, G. (1991). Catalogue des Plantes Vasculaires du Burkina Faso: 1-341. Institut d' Elevage et de Médecine Vétérinaire des Pays Tropicaux, Maisons Alfort.
  • Hedberg, I. & Edwards, S. (eds.) (1989 publ. 1990). Flora of Ethiopia and Eritrea 3: 1-659. The National Herbarium, Addis Ababa University, Ethiopia & The Department of Systematic Botany, Upps.
  • Lock, J.M. (1989). Legumes of Africa a check-list: 1-619. Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.
  • Boudet, G., Lebrun, J.P. & Demange, R. (1986). Catalogue des plantes vasculaires du Mali: 1-465. Etudes d'Elevage et de Médecine Vétérinaire des Pays Tropicaux.
  • Brunel, J.F., Hiepo, P. & Scholz, H. (eds.) (1984). Flore Analytique du Togo Phanérogames: 1-751. GTZ, Eschborn.
  • Boulvert, Y. (1977). Catalogue de la Flore de Centrafrique 2(1): 1-85. ORSTROM, Bangui.
  • Peyre de Fabregues, B. & Lebrun, J.-P. (1976). Catalogue des Plantes Vascularies du Niger: 1-433. Institut d' Elevage et de Médecine Vétérinaire des Pays Tropicaux, Maisons Alfort.
  • 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

Flora of West Tropical Africa

  • Cronq. in Fl. Congo Belge 5: 166, t. 13.
  • Bak. f. Leg. Trop. Afr. 1: 128
  • Chev. Bot. 173
  • F.T.A. 2: 100
  • Ic. Pl. Bar. 3, t. 571 (1788–9)

Kew Backbone Distributions

  • Schrire, B.D. (2012). Flora Zambesiaca 3(4): 1-245. Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.
  • Lisowski, S. (2009). Flore (Angiospermes) de la République de Guinée Scripta Botanica Belgica 41: 1-517.
  • Figueiredo, E. & Smith, G.F. (2008). Plants of Angola Strelitzia 22: 1-279. National Botanical Institute, Pretoria.
  • Catarino, L., Martins, E.S., Diniz, M.A. & Pinto-Basto, M.F. (2006). Check-list da flora vascular do parque natural das Lagos de Cufada (Guiné-Bissau) Garcia de Orta, Série de Botânica 17: 97-141.
  • 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.
  • Lebrun, J.p., Toutain, B., Gaston, A. & Boudet, G. (1991). Catalogue des Plantes Vasculaires du Burkina Faso: 1-341. Institut d' Elevage et de Médecine Vétérinaire des Pays Tropicaux, Maisons Alfort.
  • Lock, J.M. (1989). Legumes of Africa a check-list: 1-619. Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.
  • Boudet, G., Lebrun, J.P. & Demange, R. (1986). Catalogue des plantes vasculaires du Mali: 1-465. Etudes d'Elevage et de Médecine Vétérinaire des Pays Tropicaux.
  • Brunel, J.F., Hiepo, P. & Scholz, H. (eds.) (1984). Flore Analytique du Togo Phanérogames: 1-751. GTZ, Eschborn.
  • 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.
  • Peyre de Fabregues, B. & Lebrun, J.-P. (1976). Catalogue des Plantes Vascularies du Niger: 1-433. Institut d' Elevage et de Médecine Vétérinaire des Pays Tropicaux, Maisons Alfort.
  • 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. 3:109 (1962).
  • Gillett in Flora of West Tropical Africa, ed. 2, 1:540 (1958)
  • Gillett in Kew Bulletin, Add. Ser. 1: 42 (1958).
  • Cronquist in Flore du Congo Belge et du Ruanda-Urundi, 5: 166, t. 13 (1954).
  • Jacq., Coll. Bot. 2: 357 (1789)
  • Jacq., Ic. Pl. Rar. 3, t. 571 (1789).

International Legume Database and Information Service

  • Gillett, J. B. (1958). Kew Bull. Addnl. ser. 1:1-166. Indigofera.. in Tropical Africa.
  • Dalziel, J. M. (1937). The Useful Plants of West Tropical Africa

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