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

[FTEA]

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

Habit
Annual branching herb ± 20 cm. tall; branches pilose.
Leaves
Stipules linear, 2–4 mm. long; rhachis pilose, 7–12 mm. long, including a petiole of 2–3 mm., prolonged some 2 mm. beyond the lateral leaflets; leaflets 3–7, narrowly elliptic-oblong, ± 7 mm. long and 2 mm. wide, strigose beneath, pilose above, the margins and the tip when young somewhat glutinous.
Inflorescences
Racemes 2-flowered; peduncle slender, glabrous, 9–15 mm. long; bracts very caducous; pedicels pilose, ± 1 mm. long.
Calyx
Calyx pilose, 1.8 mm. long, divided to the middle; lobes with subulate glandular tips.
Corolla
Corolla puberulous outside.
Stamens
Stamens ± 4 mm. long.
Fruits
Pod markedly flattened, 14–16 mm. long, 1.6 mm. wide, 0.9 mm. thick, sparsely strigose, 11–12-seeded; endocarp spotted.
Habitat
Pastures; ± 1200 m.; rainfall ± 900 mm.
Distribution
T1 not known elsewhere

[ILDIS]

International Legume Database and Information Service

Conservation
Insufficiently known
Ecology
Africa: Lake Victoria regional transition zone; grasslands
Habit
Annual, Not climbing, Herb

Native to:

Tanzania

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

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
Dec 15, 1954 Rounce [21], Tanzania K000392816 isotype

First published in Kew Bull., Addit. Ser. 1: 44 (1958)

Accepted by

  • Lock, J.M. (1989). Legumes of Africa a check-list: 1-619. Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.

Literature

Kew Backbone Distributions

  • 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: 44 (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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