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This species is accepted, and its native range is Ethiopia to Uganda.

[FTEA]

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

Habit
Erect herb 1–1.5 m. tall.
Stem
Stems somewhat ridged, like the leaf- and inflorescence-rhachides rather densely covered with short stiff spreading dark brown biramous hairs.
Leaves
Stipules narrowly triangular-linear, up to 7 mm. long; leaf-rhachis up to 17 cm. long, including a petiole of 2–3 cm., prolonged up to 7 mm. beyond the lateral leaflets; petiolules 1–2 mm.; stipellae up to 3 mm. long; leaflets 11–27, oblong-elliptic, up to 23 mm. long, 8–10 mm. wide, ending in a mucro up to 1.5 mm. long, white pilose on both surfaces, but the hairs beneath the midrib brownish.
Inflorescences
Racemes many-flowered, 12–19 cm. long, including a peduncle of 5–7 cm.; bracts narrowly triangular-linear, up to 6 mm. long, caducous; pedicels up to 3 mm. long, finally reflexed.
Calyx
Calyx dark brown, pubescent; tube 2 mm. long; lobes triangular-acuminate, the lowest 2 mm. long, the upper shorter.
Corolla
Standard densely crisped white pubescent outside, 12–15 mm. long.
Stamens
Stamens 10–12 mm. long.
Ovary
Ovary brown or white strigulose, several-ovuled.
Fruits
Pods unknown.
Habitat
Burned-over margins of upland dry evergreen forest; 1950 m.
Distribution
S. Ethiopia U1

[ILDIS]

International Legume Database and Information Service

Conservation
Insufficiently known
Ecology
Africa: Afromontane(upland) bushland and thicket., Somalia-Masai bushland and thicket
Habit
Annual, Not climbing, Herb

Native to:

Ethiopia, Uganda

Indigofera macrantha Harms appears in other Kew resources:

First published in Annuario Reale Ist. Bot. Roma 7: 91 (1898)

Accepted by

  • Lock, J.M. (1989). Legumes of Africa a check-list: 1-619. Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.

Literature

Kew Backbone Distributions

  • Lock, J.M. (1989). Legumes of Africa a check-list: 1-619. Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.

Flora of Tropical East Africa

  • Gillett in Kew Bulletin, Add. Ser. 1: 95 (1958).
  • Bak. f., Leguminosae of Tropical Africa: 158 (1926).
  • Harms in Ann. Ist. Bot. Roma 7: 91 (1897).

International Legume Database and Information Service

  • Thulin, M. (1983). Opera Botanica 68:1-223. Leguminosae of Ethiopia
  • 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/
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