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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
A shrub with large leaflets, up to 6 ft. high.

[FTEA]

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

Habit
Softly woody shrub up to 3 m. tall, but sometimes flowering on much shorter coppiced shoots; stems 3–4-angled or winged, strigulose or pubescent.
Leaves
Stipules subulate-setaceous, up to 10 mm. long; rhachis rather flattened, brownish or whitish pubescent, ± 10 cm. long, including a petiole of up to 3 cm., prolonged up to 10 mm. beyond the lateral leaflets; stipellae filiform, up to 3 mm. long; petiolules up to 4 mm. long; leaflets 5–9, rarely 3 or 11–13, oblong-elliptic, apiculate, up to 5 cm. long and 2.8 cm. wide, usually strigulose on both surfaces, pubescent on the nerves beneath.
Inflorescences
Racemes brownish strigulose or pubescent, many-flowered, up to 25 cm. long in fruit, including a peduncle of ± 2–3 cm.; bracts lanceolate, erect, up to 8 mm. long, caducous; pedicels ± 2 mm. in flower, reflexed and ± 3 mm. long in fruit.
Calyx
Calyx densely strigulose, nearly 2 mm. long; lobes broadly triangular, shorter than the tube.
Corolla
Corolla densely golden-brown strigulose outside.
Stamens
Stamens 12–13 mm. long.
Fruits
Pod usually upturned and pointed at the tip, the style-base not thickened, somewhat tetragonal, 5–6 cm. long, ± 3.5 mm. wide and 3 mm. thick, strigulose, 13–17-seeded; endocarp spotted.
Figures
Fig. 44/10, p. 298.
Habitat
Scattered tree grassland, deciduous woodland; 500–2200 m.; rainfall 700–1400 mm.
Distribution
K1 K2 K3 K4 K5 T1 T2 T3 T4 T6 U1 U2 U3 U4

[ILDIS]

International Legume Database and Information Service

Conservation
Not Threatened
Ecology
Africa: Sudanian woodland, Lake Victoria regional transition zone; woodland., Sudanian wooded grassland, Lake Victoria regional mosaic; wooded grassland, Zambezian wooded grassland, Zambezian woodland
Habit
Perennial, Not climbing, Shrub

Native to:

Benin, Burundi, Central African Repu, Chad, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Kenya, Malawi, Mozambique, Rwanda, Senegal, Sudan, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia, Zaïre, Zimbabwe

Indigofera garckeana Vatke appears in other Kew resources:

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
Lebrun, J. [9584], Congo, DRC K000392758 isotype

First published in Oesterr. Bot. Z. 29: 221 (1879)

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.
  • Akoègninou, A., van der Burg, W.J. & van der Maesen, L.J.G. (eds.) (2006). Flore Analytique du Bénin: 1-1034. Backhuys Publishers.
  • 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.
  • Troupin, G. (ed.) (1983). Flora du Rwanda 2: 1-603. Musee Royal de l'Afrique Centrale.
  • 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: 138.
  • Bak. f. Leg. Trop. Afr. 1: 150
  • in Oest. Bot. Zeit. 29: 221 (1879)

Kew Backbone Distributions

  • Schrire, B.D. (2012). Flora Zambesiaca 3(4): 1-245. Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.
  • Akoègninou, A., van der Burg, W.J. & van der Maesen, L.J.G. (eds.) (2006). Flore Analytique du Bénin: 1-1034. Backhuys Publishers.
  • 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.
  • 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

  • F. White, Forest Flora of Northern Rhodesia p. 156 (1962).
  • Dale & Greenway, Kenya Trees and Shrubs p. 366 (1961).
  • Gillett in Flora of West Tropical Africa, ed. 2, 1: 541 (1958)
  • Gillett in Kew Bulletin, Add. Ser. 1: 93 (1958).
  • Cronquist in Flore du Congo Belge et du Ruanda-Urundi, 5: 138 (1954).
  • J.P.M. Brenan, Check-lists of the Forest Trees and Shrubs of the British Empire no. 5, part II, Tanganyika Territory p. 429 (1949).
  • Vatke in Oesterr.Bot. Zeitschr.29: 221 (1879).

International Legume Database and Information Service

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

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