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This species is accepted, and its native range is Cameroon to Tanzania and Eswatini.

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International Legume Database and Information Service

Conservation
Not Threatened
Ecology
Africa: Zambezian grassland, Afromontane grassland, Zambezian bushland and thicket, Afromontane(upland) bushland and thicket.
Habit
Perennial, Not climbing, Shrub

[FTEA]

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

Habit
Softly woody shrub up to 2.5 m. tall; stems 3-angled or narrowly winged, sparingly strigulose, or, less often, brown pubescent.
Leaves
Stipules linear-attenuate, up to 1 cm. long; rhachis sparsely strigulose, up to 2 or 3 mm. wide near the base, up to 14 cm. long, including a petiole of ± 2 cm., prolonged up to 10 mm. beyond the lateral leaflets; leaflets firm, 11–17 or rarely 19, with petiolules up to 4 mm. long and filiform stipellae up to 2 mm. long, elliptic-oblong, up to 45 mm. long and 20 mm. wide, sparingly strigulose on both surfaces.
Inflorescences
Racemes many-flowered, densely brown strigulose, up to 16 cm. long, including a peduncle of up to 6 cm.; bracts lanceolate, sometimes large (up to 5 mm. long and 1.5 mm. wide) and reflexed at the tip, sometimes shorter, narrower and straight, caducous; pedicels ± 2 mm. long in flower, ± 4 mm. long and reflexed in fruit.
Calyx
Calyx densely brown strigulose, 1.5 mm. long; lobes triangular, shorter than the tube.
Corolla
Corolla densely brown strigulose outside; keel obtuse.
Stamens
Stamens 5–12 mm. long.
Fruits
Pod cylindrical, wider towards the apex, shortly beaked and sometimes upturned at the tip, up to 4.5 cm. long and 3 mm. wide; endocarp brown, obscurely spotted.
Seeds
Seeds 6–8, round, smooth, widely separated.

Native to:

Angola, Burundi, Cameroon, Malawi, Northern Provinces, Swaziland, Tanzania, Zambia, Zaïre

Indigofera homblei Baker f. & W.Martin appears in other Kew resources:

First published in Bull. Jard. Bot. État Bruxelles 8: 151 (1923)

Accepted by

  • Schrire, B.D. (2012). Flora Zambesiaca 3(4): 1-245. Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.
  • 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.
  • Germishuizen, G. & Meyer, N.L. (eds.) (2003). Plants of Southern Africa an annotated checklist Strelitzia 14: 1-1231. National Botanical Institute, Pretoria.
  • Lock, J.M. (1989). Legumes of Africa a check-list: 1-619. Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.

Literature

Kew Backbone Distributions

  • Schrire, B.D. (2012). Flora Zambesiaca 3(4): 1-245. Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.
  • 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.

Flora of Tropical East Africa

  • F. White, Forest Flora of Northern Rhodesia p. 156 (1962).
  • Torre in Consp. Fl. Angol. 3: 119 (1962).
  • Gillett in Kew Bulletin, Add. Ser. 1: 87 (1958).
  • Cronquist in Flore du Congo Belge et du Ruanda-Urundi, 5: 139 (1954).
  • Bak. f. & Martin in Bulletin du Jardin botanique de l'État a Bruxelles 8: 151 (1923).

International Legume Database and Information Service

  • Gillett, J. B. et al. (1971). Papilionoideae. In: Fl. Trop. E. Africa, Milne-Redhead & Polhill

Flora of Tropical East Africa
Flora of Tropical East Africa
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International Legume Database and Information Service
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Kew Backbone Distributions
The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families 2021. Published on the Internet at http://www.ipni.org and http://apps.kew.org/wcsp/
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Kew Names and Taxonomic Backbone
The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families 2021. Published on the Internet at http://www.ipni.org and http://apps.kew.org/wcsp/
© Copyright 2017 International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0