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This species is accepted, and its native range is Tropical Africa.

[FWTA]

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

Habit
Branching, half woody herb, up to 3 ft. high.

[FTEA]

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

Habit
Erect or prostrate branching annual or short-lived perennial, up to 70 cm. tall from a taproot, everywhere covered with long hairs, which are mostly brownish and erect but white and ± appressed on the leaf-surfaces.
Leaves
Stipules narrowly lanceolate-acuminate, up to 8 mm. long and 1.5 mm. wide at the base; leaflets 1–5, elliptic-oblong, up to 23 mm. long and 12 mm. wide.
Inflorescences
Racemes laxly 5–20-flowered, up to 7 cm. long including a peduncle of up to 3 cm., stiffly hirsute throughout; bracts linear, ± 3 mm. long, very caducous; pedicels 1 mm. long.
Calyx
Calyx divided almost to the base, with linear lobes 4.5 mm. long.
Corolla
Corolla hirsute outside.
Stamens
Stamens ± 3.5 mm. long.
Fruits
Pods tetragonal-subcylindric, 12–20 mm. long, ± 1.8 mm. wide, pubescent, 6–10-seeded; endocarp spotted.
Habitat
Roadsides, grassland, forest margins and land regenerating after cultivation; 525–2100 m.; rainfall 900–1700 mm.
Distribution
T1 T4 T7 T8 U1 U2 U4 Sierra Leone to the Sudan and Congo, Mozambique, Malawi, Zambia, Rhodesia, Angola

[ILDIS]

International Legume Database and Information Service

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

Native to:

Angola, Benin, Burkina, Burundi, Cameroon, Central African Repu, Chad, Congo, Ghana, Ivory Coast, Malawi, Mali, Mozambique, Nigeria, Sierra Leone, Sudan, Tanzania, Togo, Uganda, Zambia, Zaïre, Zimbabwe

Indigofera fulvopilosa Brenan appears in other Kew resources:

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
Sep 18, 2002 Sokpon N. et al. [364], Benin K000117647
Jan 1, 1968 Meurillon, A. [540], Cameroon K000087038

First published in Mem. New York Bot. Gard. 8: 250 (1953)

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.
  • Thiombiano, A., Schmidt, M., Dressler, S., Ouédraogo, A., Hahn, K. & Zizka, G. (2012). Catalogue des plantes vasculaires du Burkina Faso Boissiera 65: 1-391.
  • Schrire, B.D. (2012). Flora Zambesiaca 3(4): 1-245. Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.
  • Timberlake, J.R., Bayliss, J., Alves, T., Francisco, J., Harris, T., Nangoma, D. & de Sousa, C. (2009). Biodiversity and Conservation of Mchese Mountain, Malawi. Report produced under the Darwin Initiative Award 15/036: 1-71. Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.
  • Figueiredo, E. & Smith, G.F. (2008). Plants of Angola Strelitzia 22: 1-279. National Botanical Institute, Pretoria.
  • 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.
  • 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.

Literature

Flora of West Tropical Africa

  • Cronq. in Fl. Congo Belge 5: 140.
  • in Mem. N.Y. Bot. Gard. 8: 250 (1953)

Kew Backbone Distributions

  • Thiombiano, A., Schmidt, M., Dressler, S., Ouédraogo, A., Hahn, K. & Zizka, G. (2012). Catalogue des plantes vasculaires du Burkina Faso Boissiera 65: 1-391.
  • Schrire, B.D. (2012). Flora Zambesiaca 3(4): 1-245. Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.
  • Timberlake, J.R., Bayliss, J., Alves, T., Francisco, J., Harris, T., Nangoma, D. & de Sousa, C. (2009). Biodiversity and Conservation of Mchese Mountain, Malawi. Report produced under the Darwin Initiative Award 15/036: 1-71. Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.
  • Figueiredo, E. & Smith, G.F. (2008). Plants of Angola Strelitzia 22: 1-279. National Botanical Institute, Pretoria.
  • 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.
  • 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.

Flora of Tropical East Africa

  • Torre in Consp. Fl. Angol. 3: 111 (1962).
  • Gillett in Flora of West Tropical Africa, ed. 2, 1: 540 (1958)
  • Gillett in Kew Bulletin, Add. Ser. 1: 58 (1958).
  • Cronquist in Flore du Congo Belge et du Ruanda-Urundi, 5: 140 (1954).
  • Brenan in Mem. N.Y. Bot. Gard. 8: 250 (1953).

International Legume Database and Information Service

  • Gillett, J. B. et al. (1971). Papilionoideae. In: Fl. Trop. E. Africa, Milne-Redhead & Polhill
  • Torre, A. R. et al. (1966). Papilionoideae. In: Consp. Fl. Angolensis 3. Exell & Fernandez

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