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

[FTEA]

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

Habit
Perennial herb, with more or less prostrate slender branches from a woody rootstock.
Indumentum
Biramous hairs white, ± appressed; multicellular glandular hairs, sometimes up to 3 mm. long, present on stems, leaf- and inflorescence-rhachis, calyx and pod, and often on the margins of the leaflets as well.
Leaves
Stipules narrowly linear-lanceolate, green, usually reflexed, up to 5 mm. long; leaf-rhachis up to 35 mm. long including a petiole of 0.5–10 mm., usually prolonged 0.5–5 mm. beyond the lateral leaflets; leaflets 3–11, elliptic or oblanceolate, up to 15 mm. long and 9 mm. wide, sparsely appressed strigulose on both surfaces.
Inflorescences
Racemes often produced in the axils of reduced leaves near the base of the shoots, 2–15 times as long as the rhachis of the subtending leaf; bracts caducous; pedicels spreading.
Calyx
Calyx greenish-black; tube ± 1 mm. long; lobes linear-lanceolate, 2–2.5 mm. long.
Corolla
Corolla white pubescent outside.
Filaments
Filaments 3–5 mm. long.
Fruits
Pod spreading, straight, broadly elliptic in cross-section, 13–18 mm. long, ± 1.8 mm. wide, 5–8-seeded; endocarp slightly spotted.
Seeds
Seeds quadrangular, dark, slightly pitted.

[ILDIS]

International Legume Database and Information Service

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

Native to:

Angola, Tanzania, Zambia

Indigofera mupensis Torre appears in other Kew resources:

First published in Mem. Junta Invest. Ultramar, 2 Ser. 19: 54 (1960)

Accepted by

  • Figueiredo, E. & Smith, G.F. (2008). Plants of Angola Strelitzia 22: 1-279. National Botanical Institute, Pretoria.

Literature

Kew Backbone Distributions

  • Schrire, B.D. (2012). Flora Zambesiaca 3(4): 1-245. Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.
  • Figueiredo, E. & Smith, G.F. (2008). Plants of Angola Strelitzia 22: 1-279. National Botanical Institute, Pretoria.

Flora of Tropical East Africa

  • Torre, Consp. Fl. Angol. 3: 111 (1962).
  • Torre in Mem. Junt. Invest. Ultram., sér. 2, 19: 54, t. 35 (1960)

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