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This species is accepted, and its native range is Cameroon to Ethiopia and S. Africa.

[FWTA]

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

Habit
A branching, somewhat woody, sparingly glandular, herb, up to 4 ft. high
Ecology
On edges of montane forest.

[FTEA]

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

Habit
Erect or diffuse rather woody annual or perennial, up to 1 m. tall; stems reddish, white strigulose or glabrescent below; multicellular hairs also usually present on the stems and often elsewhere.
Leaves
Stipules setaceous-subulate; leaf-rhachis, including a 1–6 mm. petiole, up to 25 mm. long, usually prolonged 1–3 mm. beyond the lateral leaflets; leaflets 3–11 or very rarely 13, elliptic, lanceolate or oblanceolate, up to 12 mm. long and 5 mm. wide, often markedly apiculate, shortly strigulose above, with both long and short biramous hairs beneath.
Inflorescences
Racemes rather lax, 6–30-flowered, up to 5 cm. long, including a 6–10 mm. peduncle; bracts lanceolate, ± 2 mm. long, very caducous; pedicels 1 mm. long in flower, up to 2 mm. in fruit.
Calyx
Calyx pilose-strigulose, 3–5 mm. long, divided nearly to the base into setaceous lobes.
Corolla
Corolla appressed white pubescent outside.
Stamens
Stamens 3–4.5 mm. long.
Fruits
Pod spreading, straight, up to 10 mm. long, 1.2 mm. wide, 1 mm. thick, strigulose-pubescent.
Seeds
Seeds 1–5.

[ILDIS]

International Legume Database and Information Service

Conservation
Not Threatened
Ecology
Africa: Zambezian woodland, Sudanian woodland, Afromontane grassland, Afromontane(upland) bushland and thicket.
Habit
Annual, Not climbing, Herb

Native to:

Angola, Cameroon, Ethiopia, Kenya, KwaZulu-Natal, Malawi, Mozambique, Nigeria, Rwanda, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia, Zaïre, Zimbabwe

Indigofera mimosoides Baker appears in other Kew resources:

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
Dec 1, 2000 Cheek, M. [8656], Cameroon K000337813
Dec 1, 2000 Etuge, M. [3521], Cameroon K000337817
Dec 1, 2000 Pollard, B.J. [363], Cameroon K000337816
Dec 1, 1998 Buzgo, M. [777], Cameroon K000337819
Jan 1, 1958 Gossweiler, J. [9485], Angola K001294676
Sanford, W.W. [5441], Cameroon K000087039

First published in D.Oliver & auct. suc. (eds.), Fl. Trop. Afr. 2: 93 (1871)

Accepted by

  • Schrire, B.D. (2012). Flora Zambesiaca 3(4): 1-245. Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.
  • Fischer, E., Rembold, K., Althof, A. & Obholzer, J. (2010). Annotated checklist of the vascular plants of Kakamega forest, Western province, Kenya Journal of East African Natural History 99: 129-226.
  • Figueiredo, E. & Smith, G.F. (2008). Plants of Angola Strelitzia 22: 1-279. National Botanical Institute, Pretoria.
  • Germishuizen, G. & Meyer, N.L. (eds.) (2003). Plants of Southern Africa an annotated checklist Strelitzia 14: 1-1231. National Botanical Institute, Pretoria.
  • Lock, J.M. (1989). Legumes of Africa a check-list: 1-619. Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.
  • Troupin, G. (ed.) (1983). Flora du Rwanda 2: 1-603. Musee Royal de l'Afrique Centrale.

Literature

Flora of West Tropical Africa

  • Bak. f. Leg. Trop. Afr. 122.
  • in F.T.A. 2: 90 (1871)

Kew Backbone Distributions

  • Schrire, B.D. (2012). Flora Zambesiaca 3(4): 1-245. Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.
  • Fischer, E., Rembold, K., Althof, A. & Obholzer, J. (2010). Annotated checklist of the vascular plants of Kakamega forest, Western province, Kenya Journal of East African Natural History 99: 129-226.
  • Figueiredo, E. & Smith, G.F. (2008). Plants of Angola Strelitzia 22: 1-279. National Botanical Institute, Pretoria.
  • Germishuizen, G. & Meyer, N.L. (eds.) (2003). Plants of Southern Africa an annotated checklist Strelitzia 14: 1-1231. National Botanical Institute, Pretoria.
  • Troupin, G. (ed.) (1983). Flora du Rwanda 2: 1-603. Musee Royal de l'Afrique Centrale.

Flora of Tropical East Africa

  • Torre in Consp. Fl. Angol. 3: 112 (1962).
  • Gillett in Flora of West Tropical Africa, ed. 2, 1: 540 (1958)
  • Gillett in Kew Bulletin, Add. Ser. 1: 63 (1958).
  • Bak. in Flora of Tropical Africa 2: 90 (1871).

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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Herbarium Catalogue Specimens
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