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

[ILDIS]

International Legume Database and Information Service

Conservation
Not Threatened
Ecology
Africa: Afromontane grassland, Somalia-Masai grasslands
Habit
Perennial, Not climbing, Herb

[FTEA]

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

Habit
Perennial herb with a woody rootstock, the branches usually procumbent but sometimes more or less erect, up to 50 cm. long, more or less strigose, the hairs appressed or, sometimes, spreading at the tips.
Leaves
Stipules brownish, more or less pilose, triangular at the base and ± attenuate, 2–7 mm. long; rhachis up to 15(–20) mm. long, including a petiole of rarely over 1 mm., usually not prolonged beyond the lateral leaflets; leaflets 5–11, narrowly cuneate-oblong or oblanceolate, up to 15 mm. long and 5 mm. wide, appressed strigose on both surfaces, red-black processes often present in their axils.
Inflorescences
Racemes 3–15-flowered; peduncle sparingly strigose or glabrescent, 1.2–6 cm. long; bracts linear, up to 4 mm. long; pedicels pubescent, 1–1.5 mm. long.
Calyx
Calyx strigose; tube 1 mm.; lobes subulate, 1–3 mm. long.
Corolla
Corolla puberulent outside.
Stamens
Stamens 6–7 mm. long.
Fruits
Pods rather tetragonal, 15–30 mm. long, ± 2 mm. wide and 1.7 mm. thick, sparsely strigulose, 6–13-seeded; endocarp spotted.
Seeds
Seeds pitted.

Native to:

Kenya, Tanzania

Indigofera nairobiensis Baker f. appears in other Kew resources:

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
Jun 24, 1954 Napier, E.R. [444], Kenya K000059920
Jun 24, 1954 Dowson, W.J. [196], Kenya K000059909
Jun 24, 1954 Johnston, M.J. [160], Kenya K000059916
Bally, P.R.O. [7720], Kenya K000059907
Bally, P.R.O. [7809], Kenya K000059908
Napier, E.R. [2380], Kenya K000059915
Glover, P.E. [2095], Kenya K000059928
Bogdan, A. [4624], Kenya K000059899
Verdcourt, B. [3140], Kenya K000059922
Carter, S. [396], Kenya K000059898
Battiscombe, E. [743], Kenya K000059906

First published in Repert. Spec. Nov. Regni Veg. 10: 124 (1911)

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: 49 (1958).
  • Bak. f. in F. Fedde, Repertorium Speciorum Novarum Regni Vegetabilis 10: 124 (1911).

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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