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

[ILDIS]

International Legume Database and Information Service

Conservation
Not Threatened
Ecology
Africa: Zanzibar-Inhambane regional transition zone; grassland.
Habit
Perennial, Not climbing, Herb

[FTEA]

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

Habit
Bushy perennial herb ± 50 cm. tall with a large taproot, villous throughout, the hairs up to 2 mm. long.
Leaves
Leaves (3–)5-foliolate; stipules asymmetrically lanceolate-acuminate, up to 15 mm. long and 4 mm. wide; rhachis up to 2 cm. long, including a petiole of up to 6 mm., prolonged up to 6 mm. beyond the lateral leaflets; leaflets oblong-lanceolate, the terminal much larger than the lateral, up to 18 mm. long and 7 mm. wide, acute.
Inflorescences
Racemes 2–3-flowered, in the axils of normal or reduced leaves, about as long as their stipules.
Calyx
Calyx ± 4.5 mm. long, divided almost to the base into linear attenuate lobes, which are tipped by minute glands (± 0.1 mm. in diameter), as may be the stipules and leaflets near the flowers.
Filaments
Filaments ± 3.5 mm. long.
Fruits
Pod erect, subcylindrical, 5–6 mm. long, pubescent, 2–3-seeded.
Habitat
Secondary grassland; ± 50 m.; rainfall ± 900 mm.
Distribution
T8

Native to:

Malawi, Mozambique, Tanzania

Indigofera kuntzei Harms appears in other Kew resources:

First published in C.E.O.Kuntze, Revis. Gen. Pl. 3(2): 51 (1898)

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: 23 (1958).
  • Harms in Kuntze, Rev. Gen. 3 (2): 51 (1898).

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
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