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

[ILDIS]

International Legume Database and Information Service

Conservation
Insufficiently known
Ecology
Africa: Somalia-Masai bushland and thicket
Habit
Perennial, Not climbing, Herb

[FTEA]

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

Habit
Perennial herb with a woody corky-barked base and procumbent pubescent branches up to ± 30 cm. long.
Leaves
Stipules 1–2 mm. long; rhachis 13–18 mm. long including a petiole of 2–3 mm., prolonged ± 2 mm. beyond the lateral leaflets; leaflets 5–9, broadly elliptic or obovate, ± 5 mm. long and 3 mm. wide, with viscid tips and margins, ± strigose above and markedly so beneath.
Inflorescences
Racemes 3–15-flowered, the axis almost glabrous, 25–50 mm. long, including a peduncle of 8–20 mm.; bracts caducous, ± 1 mm. long; pedicels pilose, ± 1 mm. long.
Calyx
Calyx strigose, ± 1.8 mm. long, the ± triangular subulate-tipped lobes rather shorter than the tube.
Corolla
Corolla pubescent outside.
Stamens
Stamens 2.5–4.5 mm. long.
Fruits
Pod 12–15 mm. long, 1.8 mm. wide, 1.5 mm. thick, sparingly strigose, ± 8-seeded; endocarp spotted.
Habitat
Acacia, Commiphora open bushland; 250–400 m.; rainfall 200–300 mm.
Distribution
K1 not known elsewhere

Native to:

Kenya

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

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
Dec 15, 1954 Gillet JB [13370], Kenya K000059109
Gillett, J.B. [20676], Kenya K000059096
Gillett, J.B. [21160], Kenya K000059098
Gillett, J.B. [21267], Kenya K000059099
Gillett, J.B. [19207], Kenya K000059108
Gilbert, M.G. [1670], Kenya K000059097
Gilbert, M.G. [1276], Kenya K000059100
Gilbert, M.G. [1156], Kenya K000059101
Brenan, J.P.M. [14787], Kenya K000059102
Brenan, J.P.M. [14729], Kenya K000059103

First published in Kew Bull., Addit. Ser. 1: 45 (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: 45 (1958).

International Legume Database and Information Service

  • Gillett, J. B. (1958). Kew Bull. Addnl. ser. 1:1-166. Indigofera.. in Tropical Africa.

Flora of Tropical East Africa
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Herbarium Catalogue Specimens
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International Legume Database and Information Service
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Kew Backbone Distributions
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Kew Names and Taxonomic Backbone
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