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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
Erect slender annual up to 0.3 m. tall.
Stem
Stems and leaf-rhachides with rather sparse stiff appressed biramous hairs and in addition a few very short erect glandular hairs.
Leaves
Stipules linear, ± 1 mm. long; rhachis, including a petiole of up to 8 mm., up to 25 mm. long, prolonged ± 1 mm. beyond the lateral leaflets; leaflets 3–17, oblong-lanceolate, up to 10 mm. long and 2.5 mm. wide, strigose beneath, strigulose above.
Inflorescences
Racemes 3–10-flowered, up to 3 cm. long including a peduncle of 4–7 mm.; pedicels ± 1 mm. long, erect or slightly spreading in fruit.
Calyx
Calyx strigose; tube 0.7 mm. long; lobes subulate, ± 1.7 mm. long.
Filaments
Filaments 2–2.3 mm. long.
Style
Style 1–1.3 mm. long.
Fruits
Pod straight, erect or spreading, 10–15 mm. long, ± 2 mm. wide and 1.3 mm. thick, densely covered with short stiff appressed hairs, 6–9-seeded; endocarp rather faintly spotted.
Habitat
Steep, stony and sandy places in Brachystegia woodland; 630–1800 m.; rainfall 900–1100 mm.
Distribution
T4 T8

[ILDIS]

International Legume Database and Information Service

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

Doubtfully present in:

Benin

Native to:

Malawi, Tanzania, Zambia, Zaïre, Zimbabwe

Indigofera milne-redheadii J.B.Gillett appears in other Kew resources:

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
Milne-Redhead, E. [564], Zambia K000392906 holotype
Milne-Redhead, E. [564], Zambia K000392905 holotype

First published in Kew Bull., Addit. Ser. 1: 62 (1958)

Accepted by

  • Schrire, B.D. (2012). Flora Zambesiaca 3(4): 1-245. Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.
  • Akoègninou, A., van der Burg, W.J. & van der Maesen, L.J.G. (eds.) (2006). Flore Analytique du Bénin: 1-1034. Backhuys Publishers.
  • 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.
  • Akoègninou, A., van der Burg, W.J. & van der Maesen, L.J.G. (eds.) (2006). Flore Analytique du Bénin: 1-1034. Backhuys Publishers.

Flora of Tropical East Africa

  • Gillet in Kew Bulletin, Add. Ser. 1: 62 (1958).

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
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International Legume Database and Information Service
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Kew Backbone Distributions
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Kew Names and Taxonomic Backbone
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