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This species is accepted, and its native range is Nigeria to Uganda and Zambia.

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International Legume Database and Information Service

Conservation
Not Threatened
Ecology
Africa: Guineo-Congolian grasslands, Lake Victoria regional transition zone; grasslands
Habit
Annual, Not climbing, Herb

[FTEA]

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

Diagnostic
Differs from I. capitata as in the key; the inflorescence also appears brownish instead of grey, the upper leaves are commonly inrolled and thus appear narrower and the stamens seem to be always all fertile.
Habitat
Grassland, hilltops and cliffs in areas where the climax vegetation is lowland rain-forest; 1100–1200 m.; rainfall 1800–2000 mm.
Distribution
U4 S. Nigeria, Gabon, both Congo Republics, Zambia, N. Angola

Native to:

Angola, Burundi, Cameroon, Central African Repu, Congo, Gabon, Kenya, Nigeria, Uganda, Zambia, Zaïre

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

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
Jan 1, 1994 Lisowski, S. [696], Congo, DRC K000627580
Dec 10, 1971 Letouzey, R. [10744], Cameroon K000627557
May 1, 1964 Letouzey, R. [4367], Cameroon K000627558
Jan 1, 1959 Frahm-Lelieveld, J.A. [57092], Central African Republic K000627556
Jan 1, 1958 Gossweiler, J. [8806], Angola K000627579
Feb 21, 1956 Purseglove, J.W. [P.1705], Uganda K000392827 holotype
Feb 21, 1956 Gossweiler, J. [9184], Angola K000627578
Feb 21, 1956 Maitland, T.D. [358], Uganda K000627544
Feb 21, 1956 Thomas, A.S. [117], Uganda K000627542
Feb 21, 1956 Norman [26], Uganda K000627543
Liben, L. [2020], Congo, DRC K000627547
Lewalle, J. [5759], Burundi K000627552
Richards, H.M. [9035], Zambia K000627506
Vanderyst, H. [3626], Congo, DRC K000627581
Devred, R. [1624], Congo, DRC K000627559
Devred, R. [1810], Congo, DRC K000627560
Reekmans, M. [7132], Burundi K000627553
Reekmans, M. [11198], Burundi K000627554
Reekmans, M. [9885], Burundi K000627555
Kimani, Z.J. [168], Kenya K000627545
Woolhouse, H.W. [61], Congo, DRC K000627548
Masens, B. [312], Congo, DRC K000627546
Germian, R.G.A. [2475], Congo, DRC K000627549
Germian, R.G.A. [2164], Congo, DRC K000627550
Germian, R.G.A. [1742], Congo, DRC K000627551

First published in Kew Bull., Addit. Ser. 1: 28 (1958)

Accepted by

  • Schrire, B.D. (2012). Flora Zambesiaca 3(4): 1-245. Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.
  • Onana, J.M. (2011). The vascular plants of Cameroon a taxonomic checklist with IUCN assessments: 1-195. National herbarium of Cameroon, Yaoundé.
  • Figueiredo, E. & Smith, G.F. (2008). Plants of Angola Strelitzia 22: 1-279. National Botanical Institute, Pretoria.
  • Lock, J.M. (1989). Legumes of Africa a check-list: 1-619. Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.
  • Boulvert, Y. (1977). Catalogue de la Flore de Centrafrique 2(1): 1-85. ORSTROM, Bangui.

Literature

Kew Backbone Distributions

  • Schrire, B.D. (2012). Flora Zambesiaca 3(4): 1-245. Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.
  • Onana, J.M. (2011). The vascular plants of Cameroon a taxonomic checklist with IUCN assessments: 1-195. National herbarium of Cameroon, Yaoundé.
  • Figueiredo, E. & Smith, G.F. (2008). Plants of Angola Strelitzia 22: 1-279. National Botanical Institute, Pretoria.
  • Lock, J.M. (1989). Legumes of Africa a check-list: 1-619. Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.
  • Boulvert, Y. (1977). Catalogue de la Flore de Centrafrique 2(1): 1-85. ORSTROM, Bangui.

Flora of Tropical East Africa

  • Torre in Consp. Fl. Angol. 3: 105 (1962).
  • Gillett in Kew Bulletin, Add. Ser. 1: 28 (1958).

International Legume Database and Information Service

  • Gillett, J. B. et al. (1971). Papilionoideae. In: Fl. Trop. E. Africa, Milne-Redhead & Polhill
  • Gillett, J. B. (1958). Kew Bull. Addnl. ser. 1:1-166. Indigofera.. in Tropical Africa.

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