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

[FTEA]

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

Habit
Delicate branching annual up to ± 25 cm. tall.
Stem
Stems cylindrical, almost glabrous.
Leaves
Stipules foliaceous, with long subsimple hairs on their margins, ending in a fine point which is gland-tipped when young; petiole filiform, up to 9 mm. long, jointed 1 mm. below the lamina, which is elliptic, apiculate, up to 13 mm. long and 10 mm. wide, and sparsely covered with short appressed hairs on both surfaces.
Inflorescences
Peduncles glabrous, 1- or less often 2-flowered, filiform, up to 9 mm. long, numerous in the axils of reduced leaves whose laminas as well as their stipules end in conspicuous glandular filiform tips; pedicels 0.5–0.8 mm. long, pilose; bracts not seen; calyx deeply divided, a little shorter than the 2 mm. long stamens.
Fruits
Pod cylindrical, up to 5 mm. long, ± 1.2 mm. wide, glabrous, 1–5-seeded.
Seeds
Seeds orange-yellow, quadrangular; ± 0.7 by 0.8 mm.
Habitat
Deciduous woodland on sand; ± 400 m.; rainfall ± 1000 mm.
Distribution
T6 T8

[ILDIS]

International Legume Database and Information Service

Conservation
Not Threatened
Ecology
Africa: Zambezian anthropic landscapes., Zambezian woodland
Habit
Annual, Not climbing, Herb

Native to:

Malawi, Mozambique, Tanzania

Indigofera ischnoclada Harms appears in other Kew resources:

First published in Notizbl. Bot. Gart. Berlin-Dahlem 11: 812 (1933)

Accepted by

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

Flora of Tropical East Africa

  • Gillett in Kew Bulletin, Add. Ser. 1: 22 (1958).
  • Harms in Notizblatt des Botanischen Gartens und Museums zu Berlin-Dahelm 11: 812 (1933).

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
International Legume Database and Information Service (ILDIS) V10.39 Nov 2011
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Kew Backbone Distributions
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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/
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