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

[FTEA]

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

Habit
Semi-woody branching herb up to 1.5 m. tall, everywhere densely silvery with short (0.2–0.3 mm.) strictly appressed hairs.
Leaves
Stipules triangular, ± 1 mm. long; rhachis up to 2.5 cm. long, including the 3–4 mm. petiole, prolonged 1–2 mm. beyond the lateral leaflets; leaflets 5–11 (rarely–13), narrowly cuneate-oblong, apiculate, the terminal rather larger than the lateral, up to 17 mm. long and 3 mm. wide.
Inflorescences
Raceme 6–20-flowered, up to 12 or rarely 20 mm. long, including a peduncle of 1–3 mm.; bracts triangular, 1 mm. long, very caducous; pedicels 1 mm. long, erect.
Calyx
Calyx ± 2 mm. long, divided to about the middle; lobes triangular, with subulate tips.
Corolla
Corolla densely silvery outside, ± 3 mm. long.
Stamens
Stamens 2.5 mm. long.
Fruits
Fruit erect, ± 4.5 mm. long, 2.3 mm. wide and 2 mm. thick, 2- or less often 1-seeded; endocarp spotted.
Habitat
Scattered tree grassland; ± 400 m.; rainfall ± 1000 mm.
Distribution
T6

[ILDIS]

International Legume Database and Information Service

Conservation
Not Threatened
Ecology
Africa: Guinea-Congolia/Sudania regional transition zone; woodland, Guinea-Congolia/Sudania regional transition zone; grasslands.
Habit
Annual, Not climbing, Herb

[FWTA]

Papilionaceae, Hutchinson and Dalziel. Flora of West Tropical Africa 1:2. 1958

Habit
A much-branched herb up to 4 ft. high.

Native to:

Angola, Cameroon, Central African Repu, Congo, Gabon, Nigeria, Sudan, Tanzania

Indigofera mildbraediana J.B.Gillett appears in other Kew resources:

First published in Kew Bull. 10: 575 (1955 publ. 1956)

Accepted by

  • Darbyshire, I., Kordofani, M., Farag, I., Candiga, R. & Pickering, H. (eds.) (2015). The Plants of Sudan and South Sudan: 1-400. Kew publishing, Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.
  • Figueiredo, E. & Smith, G.F. (2008). Plants of Angola Strelitzia 22: 1-279. National Botanical Institute, Pretoria.
  • Lock, J.M. (1989). Legumes of Africa a check-list: 1-619. Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.

Literature

Flora of West Tropical Africa

  • in Kew Bull. 1955: 575 (1956).

Kew Backbone Distributions

  • Figueiredo, E. & Smith, G.F. (2008). Plants of Angola Strelitzia 22: 1-279. National Botanical Institute, Pretoria.
  • Lock, J.M. (1989). Legumes of Africa a check-list: 1-619. Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.

Flora of Tropical East Africa

  • Torre in Consp. Fl. Angol. 3: 107 (1962).
  • Gillett in Flora of West Tropical Africa, ed. 2, 1: 540 (1958)
  • Gillett in Kew Bulletin, Add. Ser. 1: 38 (1958).
  • Gillett in Kew Bulletin 10: 575 (1956)

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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Flora of West Tropical 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/
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