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This species is accepted, and its native range is Nigeria to Tanzania and Zambia.

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International Legume Database and Information Service

Habit
Perennial, Not climbing, Herb
Conservation
Not Threatened
Ecology
Africa: Lake Victoria regional transition zone; grasslands, Zambezian grassland, Sudanian grasslands

[FTEA]

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

Habit
A more or less procumbent perennial herb, sometimes rooting at the nodes, much resembling I. nummulariïfolia.
Corolla
Beside the differences shown in the key the corolla is usually rather larger and less caducous.
Leaves
Leaf-blades ovate, elliptic or most often oblong-elliptic, usually cordate at the base, sometimes truncate or rounded.
Indumentum
Hairs on stems and inflorescence-rhachis nearly always crisped, spreading at the tips.
Figures
Fig. 35/1–11.
Habitat
Open places; 400–1650 m.; rainfall 750–2000 mm.
Distribution
T1 T4 T5 T6 T7 U1 U2 U3 U4

Native to:

Angola, Burundi, Central African Repu, Nigeria, Rwanda, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia, Zaïre

Indigofera drepanocarpa Taub. appears in other Kew resources:

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
Bidgood, S. [5382], Tanzania K000190612
Stuhlmann [1039], Tanzania K000392832

First published in H.G.A.Engler (ed.), Pflanzenw. Ost-Afrikas, C: 209 (1895)

Accepted by

  • Schrire, B.D. (2012). Flora Zambesiaca 3(4): 1-245. Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.
  • Figueiredo, E. & Smith, G.F. (2008). Plants of Angola Strelitzia 22: 1-279. National Botanical Institute, Pretoria.
  • 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.

Literature

Kew Backbone Distributions

  • Schrire, B.D. (2012). Flora Zambesiaca 3(4): 1-245. Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.
  • Figueiredo, E. & Smith, G.F. (2008). Plants of Angola Strelitzia 22: 1-279. National Botanical Institute, Pretoria.
  • 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.

Flora of Tropical East Africa

  • Torre in Consp. Fl. Angol. 3: 101 (1962).
  • Gillett in Kew Bulletin, Add Ser. 1: 8 (1958).
  • Cronquist in Flore du Congo Belge et du Ruanda-Urundi, 5: 125 (1954).
  • Bak. f., Leguminosae of Tropical Africa: 96 (1926).
  • Taub. in Die Pflanzenwelt Ost-Afrikas und der Nachbargebiete, Theile C: 209 (1895).

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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Kew Backbone Distributions
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Kew Names and Taxonomic Backbone
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