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This species is accepted, and its native range is Sahara to Dry Tropical Africa, Arabian Peninsula to India.

[FSOM]

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

Habit
Spreading annual up to 50 cm tall
Leaves
Leaf-rhachis up to 4 cm long including a petiole of 8–20 mm
Leaflets
Leaflets 3–5(–7), opposite, oblong-oblanceolate, 10–30 x 3–10 mm, silvery strigose beneath, sparsely strigose to glabrous above
Inflorescences
Racemes dense, many-flowered, shortly pedunculate, shorter than or equalling the subtending leaf
Calyx
Calyx 2–3 mm long, deeply divided, silvery
Stamens
Stamens 3–4 mm long
Corolla
Standard strigulose outside
Fruits
Pod flattened, c. 15 x 3 mm, deflexed, curved, appearing jointed, strigose, 5–9-seeded.
Distribution
N1, 3; C1; S1–3 Djibouti, Eritrea, Ethiopia and westwards to Mali, East Africa, E Dem. Rep. Congo, and Arabia to Pakistan and India.
Ecology
Altitude range 0–1500 m.

[FTEA]

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

Habit
Strigose spreading annual up to 50 cm. tall with ridged stems.
Leaves
Leaves 3–5(–7)-foliolate; stipules subulate-filiform, ± 5 mm. long; petiole 8–20 mm. long, about as long as the rhachis which extends up to 7 mm. beyond the lateral leaflets; leaflets oblong-lanceolate, 2–3 times as long as wide, rounded, truncate or emarginate at the apex, up to 3 cm. long in luxuriant plants, strigose beneath, sparsely strigose or, less often, glabrous above.
Inflorescences
Racemes shortly pedunculate, many-flowered, shorter than or about as long as the subtending leaf.
Corolla
Corolla shorter than, or but little longer than, the deeply divided 2–3 mm. long calyx, caducous.
Stamens
Stamens ± 3 mm. long.
Fruits
Pod curved, appearing jointed because of the transverse ridges formed by the septa, obtuse except for the persistent subulate style-base.
Seeds
Seeds flat, kidney-shaped, yellowish, smooth, ±2 × 1.3 mm.
Figures
Fig. 36/7, p. 221.
Habitat
Open grassland; perhaps becoming more common as no specimen has been seen from East Africa collected before 1926; 400–1800 m.; rainfall 300–900 mm.
Distribution
Mali to Eritrea, Ethiopia, Somali Republic (N.), eastern Congo, also Arabia to Pakistan and India K1 K2 K3 K4 K7 T1 T2 T4 T7 U2

[ILDIS]

International Legume Database and Information Service

Conservation
Not Threatened
Ecology
Africa: Sudanian grasslands, Sahel regional transition zone; grassland, Lake Victoria regional transition zone; grasslands, Somalia-Masai grasslands
Habit
Annual, Not climbing, Herb

[FWTA]

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

Habit
An annual
Ecology
Of subarid areas.

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[ILDIS]
Use
Food and Drink, Forage

Native to:

Algeria, Angola, Benin, Burkina, Cameroon, Chad, Djibouti, Egypt, Eritrea, Ethiopia, India, Kenya, Mali, Mauritania, Niger, Oman, Pakistan, Saudi Arabia, Senegal, Socotra, Somalia, Sudan, Tanzania, Uganda, Yemen, Zambia, Zaïre

Introduced into:

Western Australia

Indigofera hochstetteri Baker appears in other Kew resources:

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
Jan 1, 2002 Friis, I. [10189], Ethiopia K000627838
Jan 1, 1997 Bidgood, S. [4381], Tanzania K000627829
Jan 1, 1983 Gilbert, M.G. [4491], Ethiopia K000627839
Meikle, R.D. [1097], Nigeria K000627844
Polhill, R. [2071], Tanzania K000627830
Tanner, R.E.S. [4050], Tanzania K000627826
Tanner, R.E.S. [4050], Tanzania K000627827
Gilbert, M.G. [1082], Ethiopia K000627840
Trott, A.C. [1350], Saudi Arabia K000627847
Trott, A.C. [1350], Saudi Arabia K000627848
Bax, R.D. [154], Tanzania K000627823
Bax, R.D. [154], Tanzania K000627825
Gillet, J.B. [21924], Somalia K000627822
Radcliffe-Smith, A. [4048], Oman K000627850
Friis, I. [8603], Ethiopia K000627836
Friis, I. [8648], Ethiopia K000627837
Pettet, A. [12], Sudan K000627834
Pettersson, B. [16986], Sudan K000627832
Thulin, M. [6775], Somalia K000627842
Collenette, J.S. [1761], Saudi Arabia K000627849
Jackson, J.K. [4315], Sudan K000627833
Stocks, J.E. [s.n.], Pakistan K000627857
Richards, H.M. [9193], Zambia K000627858
Schimper, W. [495], Ethiopia K000392751 Unknown type material
Miller, A.G. [326], Yemen K000627853
Rounce, N.V. [32], Tanzania K000627824
Leippert [6384], Tanzania K000627828
Guarino, L. [12], Oman K000627851
Hansen, O.J. [3099], Botswana K000627860
Witte de [10154], Congo, DRC K000627843
Sherif, M.I. [2860], Sudan K000627835
Stower [4031], Eritrea K000627841
Täckholm, V. [s.n.], Egypt K000627845
Fahmy, I.R. [s.n.], Egypt K000627846
Maxwell Darling, R.C. [165], Yemen K000627852
Jan 1, 1916 Gamble, J.S. [17750], India Indigofera anabaptista K000627856
Duthie, J.F. [20682], India Indigofera anabaptista K000627854
Vijay Kumar, B.K. [1283], India Indigofera anabaptista K000627855

First published in D.Oliver & auct. suc. (eds.), Fl. Trop. Afr. 2: 101 (1871)

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.
  • Lepschi, B. & Monro, A. (Project Coordinators) (2014). Australian Plant Census (APC) Council of Heads of Australian Herbaria. http://www.anbg.gov.au/chah/apc/index.html.
  • Shaheen, H., Qureshi, R., Akram, A., Gulfraz, M. & Potter, D. (2014). A preliminary floristic checklist of Thal desert Punjab, Pakistan Pakistn Journal of Botany 46: 13-18.
  • 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.
  • Dobignard, A. & Chatelain, C. (2012). Index synonymique de la flore d'Afrique du nord 4: 1-431. Éditions des conservatoire et jardin botaniques, Genève.
  • Meena, S.L. (2012). A checklist of the vascular plants of Banaskantha district, Gujarat, India Nelumbo 54: 39-91.
  • Onana, J.M. (2011). The vascular plants of Cameroon a taxonomic checklist with IUCN assessments: 1-195. National herbarium of Cameroon, Yaoundé.
  • Figueiredo, E. & Smith, G.F. (2008). Plants of Angola Strelitzia 22: 1-279. National Botanical Institute, Pretoria.
  • Ghazanfar, S.A. (2007). Flora of the Sultanate of Oman. volume 2. Crassulaceae - Apiaceae Scripta Botanica Belgica 36: 1-220.
  • Akoègninou, A., van der Burg, W.J. & van der Maesen, L.J.G. (eds.) (2006). Flore Analytique du Bénin: 1-1034. Backhuys Publishers.
  • Miller, A.G. & Morris, M. (2004). Ethnoflora of Soqotra Archipelago: 1-759. The Royal Botanic Garden, Edinburgh.
  • Kumar, S. & Sane, P.V. (2003). Legumes of South Asia. A Checklist: 1-536. Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.
  • Boulos, L. (1999). Flora of Egypt 1: 1-419. Al Hadara Publishing, Cairo.
  • Wood, J.R.I. (1997). A handbook of the Yemen Flora: 1-434. Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.
  • Audru, J., Cesar, J. & Lebrun, J.-P. (1994). Les Plantes Vasculaires de la République de Djibouti. Flore Illustrée 1: 1-336. CIRAD, Départerment d'Elevage et de Médecine vétérinaire, Djibouti.
  • Thulin, M. (ed.) (1993). Flora of Somalia 1: 1-493. The Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.
  • Barry, J. P. & Celles, J.S. (1991). Flore de Mauritanie 1: 1-359. Centre Regional de Documentation Pedagogique, Nice.
  • 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.
  • Milgahid, A.M. (1989). Flora of Saudi Arabia, ed. 3, 2: 1-282. University Libraries, King Saud University, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.
  • 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.
  • Rechinger, K.H. & al. (1984). Papilionaceae II Flora Iranica 157: 1-499. Naturhistorisches Museums Wien.
  • Peyre de Fabregues, B. & Lebrun, J.-P. (1976). Catalogue des Plantes Vascularies du Niger: 1-433. Institut d' Elevage et de Médecine Vétérinaire des Pays Tropicaux, Maisons Alfort.

Literature

Flora of West Tropical Africa

  • Cronq. in Fl. Congo Belge 5: 150.
  • in F.T.A. 2: 101 (1871)

Kew Backbone Distributions

  • 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.
  • Lepschi, B. & Monro, A. (Project Coordinators) (2014). Australian Plant Census (APC) Council of Heads of Australian Herbaria. http://www.anbg.gov.au/chah/apc/index.html.
  • 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.
  • Dobignard, A. & Chatelain, C. (2012). Index synonymique de la flore d'Afrique du nord 4: 1-431. Éditions des conservatoire et jardin botaniques, Genève.
  • Onana, J.M. (2011). The vascular plants of Cameroon a taxonomic checklist with IUCN assessments: 1-195. National herbarium of Cameroon, Yaoundé.
  • Figueiredo, E. & Smith, G.F. (2008). Plants of Angola Strelitzia 22: 1-279. National Botanical Institute, Pretoria.
  • Nelson Sutherland, C.H. (2008). Catálogo de las plantes vasculares de Honduras. Espermatofitas: 1-1576. SERNA/Guaymuras, Tegucigalpa, Honduras.
  • Ghazanfar, S.A. (2007). Flora of the Sultanate of Oman. volume 2. Crassulaceae - Apiaceae Scripta Botanica Belgica 36: 1-220.
  • Akoègninou, A., van der Burg, W.J. & van der Maesen, L.J.G. (eds.) (2006). Flore Analytique du Bénin: 1-1034. Backhuys Publishers.
  • Miller, A.G. & Morris, M. (2004). Ethnoflora of Soqotra Archipelago: 1-759. The Royal Botanic Garden, Edinburgh.
  • Kumar, S. & Sane, P.V. (2003). Legumes of South Asia. A Checklist: 1-536. Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.
  • Boulos, L. (1999). Flora of Egypt 1: 1-419. Al Hadara Publishing, Cairo.
  • Audru, J., Cesar, J. & Lebrun, J.-P. (1994). Les Plantes Vasculaires de la République de Djibouti. Flore Illustrée 1: 1-336. CIRAD, Départerment d'Elevage et de Médecine vétérinaire, Djibouti.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Rechinger, K.H. & al. (1984). Papilionaceae II Flora Iranica 157: 1-499. Naturhistorisches Museums Wien.
  • Peyre de Fabregues, B. & Lebrun, J.-P. (1976). Catalogue des Plantes Vascularies du Niger: 1-433. Institut d' Elevage et de Médecine Vétérinaire des Pays Tropicaux, Maisons Alfort.
  • Quézel, P. (1958). Mission Botanique au Tibesti: 1-357. Université d'Alger.

Flora of Somalia

  • Flora Somalia, Vol 1, (1993) Author: by M. Thulin [updated by M. Thulin 2008]

Flora of Tropical East Africa

  • Gillett in Flora of West Tropical Africa, ed. 2, 1: 538 (1958)
  • Gillett in Kew Bulletin, Add. Ser. 1: 13 (1958).
  • Cronquist in Flore du Congo Belge et du Ruanda-Urundi, 5: 150 (1954).
  • Bak. in Flora of Tropical Africa 2: 101 (1871).

International Legume Database and Information Service

  • Bhandari, M. M. (1978). Flora of the Indian desert. Jodhpur.
  • Peyre de Fabregues, B. & Lebrun (1976). IEMVPT Etude Botanique No. 3. Catalogue des plantes.. du Niger
  • Gillett, J. B. et al. (1971). Papilionoideae. In: Fl. Trop. E. Africa, Milne-Redhead & Polhill

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