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

[FTEA]

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

Habit
Erect herb or subshrub up to 1 m. tall, branches glabrous or glabrescent.
Leaves
Leaf-rhachis up to 5 cm. long, including a petiole of 2–3 mm.; stipules subulate-setaceous, 2–3 mm. long; stipellae filiform 0.4–0.8 mm. long; leaflets 9–13, nearly always alternate, elliptic, rounded or broadly acute and apiculate at the apex, broadly cuneate at the base, darker above than beneath, sparsely strigulose on both surfaces, increasing in size towards the leaf-tip, up to 20 mm. long and 13 mm. wide.
Inflorescences
Racemes axillary, loosely 10–25-flowered, 4–5 cm. long, including a peduncle of ±1 cm.; bracts filiform, ±2 mm. long, very caducous; flowering pedicels spreading, up to 5 mm. long, fruiting pedicels ascending, up to 7 mm. long.
Calyx
Calyx strigulose with narrowly triangular lobes, up to 2 mm. long.
Corolla
Standard appressed white pubescent outside.
Stamens
Staminal sheath ±4 mm. long.
Ovary
Ovary glabrous.
Fruits
Pod nearly straight, up to 25 mm. long, ±1.5 mm. wide, 4–6-seeded.
Habitat
Dense thickets on hills in Brachystegia woodland; 450 m.
Distribution
NE. Zambia T8

[ILDIS]

International Legume Database and Information Service

Conservation
Not Threatened
Ecology
Africa: Zambezian bushland and thicket
Habit
Perennial, Not climbing, Herb/Shrub

Native to:

Tanzania, Zambia, Zaïre

Indigofera malongensis Cronquist appears in other Kew resources:

First published in Bull. Jard. Bot. État Bruxelles 22: 220 (1952)

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 24:468 (1970).
  • Gillett in Kew Bulletin, Add. Ser. 1:115 (1958)
  • Cronquist in Flore du Congo Belge et du Ruanda-Urundi, 5:147 (1954).
  • Cronq., 133a.in Bulletin du Jardin Botanique de l'État a Bruxelles 22:220 (1952)

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