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

[FSOM]

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

Habit
Annual, up to 25 cm tall, often with spreading branches from near the base
Stem
Stems sparsely pubescent with appressed hairs
Leaves
Leaves pinnately 3–7-foliolate, strigose; rhachis up to 22 mm long including up to 12 mm long petiole; leaflets narrowly oblanceolate-oblong, up to 17 x 3 mm
Inflorescences
Racemes densely c. 15–30-flowered, 1–4 cm long including 0.5–2.5 cm long peduncle
Calyx
Calyx 1.5–1.8 mm long, divided to about the middle
Corolla
Standard strigose outside
Stamens
Stamens c. 2 mm long
Fruits
Pods deflexed, upcurved, acute, 6–7 x 1.8–2 mm, with lateral ridge of 8–12 transverse lamellae on each side, sparsely strigose, 1-seeded, apparently indehiscent.
Distribution
S1; S Tanzania, Angola
Ecology
Altitude range 230–250 m.
Note
I. exellii, with type from Angola, is an earlier name for I. lamellata in vol. 1: 416 (1993). The species is also known from southern Tanzania and the occurrence in Somalia is puzzling.

[ILDIS]

International Legume Database and Information Service

Conservation
Insufficiently known
Ecology
Africa: Zambezian woodland
Habit
Annual, Not climbing, Herb

[ILDIS]

International Legume Database and Information Service

Habit
Annual, Not climbing, Herb

Native to:

Angola, Somalia, Tanzania

Indigofera exellii Torre appears in other Kew resources:

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
Jan 1, 1991 Thulin, M. [6798], Somalia Indigofera lamellata K000392771 isotype

First published in Mem. Junta Invest. Ultramar, 2 Ser. 19: 50 (1960)

Accepted by

  • Figueiredo, E. & Smith, G.F. (2008). Plants of Angola Strelitzia 22: 1-279. National Botanical Institute, Pretoria.
  • Thulin, M. (ed.) (2006). Flora of Somalia 3: 1-626. 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

  • Figueiredo, E. & Smith, G.F. (2008). Plants of Angola Strelitzia 22: 1-279. National Botanical Institute, Pretoria.
  • 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]

International Legume Database and Information Service

  • Torre, A. R. et al. (1966). Papilionoideae. In: Consp. Fl. Angolensis 3. Exell & Fernandez

Flora of Somalia
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International Legume Database and Information Service
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Kew Backbone Distributions
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