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This species is accepted, and its native range is Tanzania to S. Tropical Africa.

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International Legume Database and Information Service

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

[FTEA]

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

Habit
Spreading annual up to 10 cm. tall; hairs up to 1 mm. long, various, some finer, unequally biramous, spreading at the tips, others especially on the lower leaf-surface stiff, medifixed, appressed.
Leaves
Stipules linear up to 6 mm. long; rhachis up to 17 mm. long including a petiole of up to 7 mm., prolonged 1–3 mm. beyond the lateral leaflets; leaflets 1–7, obovate, broadly elliptic or suborbicular, obtuse, up to 10 mm. long and 9 mm. wide.
Inflorescences
Racemes 1-flowered, the peduncle filiform, nearly glabrous, up to 12 mm. long; bract minute, filiform, caducous; pedicel pilose, ± 1 mm. long.
Calyx
Calyx 1.5 mm. long, divided for two-thirds of its length into linear-subulate lobes.
Corolla
Corolla puberulent outside.
Stamens
Stamens 2.5 mm. long.
Fruits
Pod rather flattened, up to 12 mm. long, ± 1 mm. wide and 0.6 mm. thick, strigulose, 6–10-seeded; endocarp spotted.
Habitat
Pastures, bare rocky slopes, marshy spots in deciduous woodland; 840–1400 m.; rainfall 1000–1200 mm.
Distribution
T1 T4 T7 T8

Native to:

Burundi, Malawi, Mozambique, Tanzania, Zambia, Zaïre, Zimbabwe

Indigofera monantha Baker f. appears in other Kew resources:

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
Bidgood, S. [5676], Tanzania K000468748
Bidgood, S. [5593], Tanzania K000468831
Nutt, W.H. [s.n.] K000392929 Unknown type material

First published in J. Bot. 41: 193 (1903)

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.
  • 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: 43 (1958).
  • Cronquist in Flore du Congo Belge et du Ruanda-Urundi, 5: 158 (1954).
  • Bak. f. in Journal of Botany 41: 193 (1903).

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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