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

[FWTA]

Papilionaceae, Hutchinson and Dalziel. Flora of West Tropical Africa 1:2. 1958

Habit
An erect, stiff, grey-pubescent softly woody undershrub up to 5 ft. high
Note
Varies considerably, especially in the extent to which the leaves are divided.

[ILDIS]

International Legume Database and Information Service

Conservation
Not Threatened
Ecology
Africa: Sudanian woodland, Guinea-Congolia/Sudania regional transition zone; woodland
Habit
Annual, Not climbing, Herb/Shrub

[FTEA]

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

Habit
Erect branching annual up to 1 m. tall, pubescent in all its parts, the hairs on fruit, calyx and bracts often yellowish-brown, those elsewhere white.
Leaves
Leaves usually dimorphic, the upper 1–3-foliolate, the lower up to 11-foliolate, rarely all 1-foliolate; stipules subulate, 1–3 mm. long, often reflexed; rhachis prolonged beyond lateral leaflets, up to 3 cm. long including a petiole of up to 6 mm.; leaflets elliptic-oblanceolate or cuneate, up to 12 mm. long and 6 mm. wide.
Inflorescences
Inflorescences terminal racemes, sometimes condensed and subcapitate, the bracts leafy and passing gradually into the 1-foliolate leaves below; pedicels stiffly erect, up to 7 mm. long, jointed 1 mm. below the calyx, with a slender bracteole at the joint.
Calyx
Calyx brownish, cleft to the base; lobes lanceolate, fimbriate, ± 3 mm. long in flower, 5 mm. in fruit.
Corolla
Standard and keel ± 2.5 mm. long, strigose outside.
Stamens
Stamens all fertile, ± 2.5 mm. long.
Fruits
Fruit ± 4 mm. long, 1.3 mm. wide, 1 mm. thick, pubescent, 2(rarely 1)-seeded; endocarp slightly spotted.
Habitat
Unknown; 100–900 m.; rainfall 1200–1300 mm.
Distribution
T3 U1 Senegal to Ethiopia, Congo, Zambia, Angola

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[ILDIS]
Use
Medicine

Native to:

Angola, Benin, Burkina, Burundi, Cameroon, Central African Repu, Chad, Congo, Ethiopia, Gabon, Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Ivory Coast, Liberia, Mali, Mauritania, Niger, Nigeria, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Sudan, Tanzania, Togo, Uganda, Zambia, Zaïre

Indigofera pulchra Willd. appears in other Kew resources:

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
Jan 1, 1958 Gossweiler, J. [8319], Angola K001294698
Jan 1, 1958 Gossweiler, J. [211], Angola K001294699
Jan 1, 1958 Welwitsch, F.M.J. [2010], Angola K001294734
Schweinfurth, G. [42] K000392747
Kotschy [576], Ethiopia K000392745 Unknown type material
Kotschy [576], Ethiopia K000392746 Unknown type material
Henriques, C. [928], Angola K001307018

First published in Sp. Pl., ed. 4, 3: 1239 (1803)

Accepted by

  • Darbyshire, I., Kordofani, M., Farag, I., Candiga, R. & Pickering, H. (eds.) (2015). The Plants of Sudan and South Sudan: 1-400. Kew publishing, Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.
  • Schrire, B.D. (2012). Flora Zambesiaca 3(4): 1-245. Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.
  • Lisowski, S. (2009). Flore (Angiospermes) de la République de Guinée Scripta Botanica Belgica 41: 1-517.
  • Figueiredo, E. & Smith, G.F. (2008). Plants of Angola Strelitzia 22: 1-279. National Botanical Institute, Pretoria.
  • Akoègninou, A., van der Burg, W.J. & van der Maesen, L.J.G. (eds.) (2006). Flore Analytique du Bénin: 1-1034. Backhuys Publishers.
  • Catarino, L., Sampaio Martins, E., Pinto-Basto, M.F. & Diniz, M.A. (2006). Plantas Vasculares e Briófitos da Guiné-Bissau: 1-298. Instituto de investigação científica tropical, Instituto Português de apoio ao desenvolvimento.
  • Sita, P. & Moutsambote, J.-M. (2005). Catalogue des plantes vasculaires du Congo, ed. sept. 2005: 1-158. ORSTOM, Centre de Brazzaville.
  • Barry, J. P. & Celles, J.S. (1991). Flore de Mauritanie 1: 1-359. Centre Regional de Documentation Pedagogique, Nice.
  • Jones, M. (1991). A checklist of Gambian plants: 1-33. Michael Jones, The Gambia College.
  • Lebrun, J.p., Toutain, B., Gaston, A. & Boudet, G. (1991). Catalogue des Plantes Vasculaires du Burkina Faso: 1-341. Institut d' Elevage et de Médecine Vétérinaire des Pays Tropicaux, Maisons Alfort.
  • Lock, J.M. (1989). Legumes of Africa a check-list: 1-619. Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.
  • Boudet, G., Lebrun, J.P. & Demange, R. (1986). Catalogue des plantes vasculaires du Mali: 1-465. Etudes d'Elevage et de Médecine Vétérinaire des Pays Tropicaux.
  • Brunel, J.F., Hiepo, P. & Scholz, H. (eds.) (1984). Flore Analytique du Togo Phanérogames: 1-751. GTZ, Eschborn.
  • Boulvert, Y. (1977). Catalogue de la Flore de Centrafrique 2(1): 1-85. ORSTROM, Bangui.
  • Peyre de Fabregues, B. & Lebrun, J.-P. (1976). Catalogue des Plantes Vascularies du Niger: 1-433. Institut d' Elevage et de Médecine Vétérinaire des Pays Tropicaux, Maisons Alfort.
  • Lebrun, J.-P., Audru, J., Gaston, A. & Mosnier, M. (1972). Catalogue des Plantes Vasculaires du Tchad Méridional: 1-289. Institut d' Elevage et de Médecine Vétérinaire des Pays Tropicaux, Maisons Alfort.

Literature

Flora of West Tropical Africa

  • Cronq. in Fl. Congo Belge 5: 154.
  • Tiss. in Bull. Mus. Hist. Nat., sér. 2, 3: 262
  • Bak. f. Leg. Trop. Afr. 1: 111
  • Chev. Bot. 176
  • F.T.A. 2: 76
  • Sp. Pl. 3: 1239 (1802)

Kew Backbone Distributions

  • Schrire, B.D. (2012). Flora Zambesiaca 3(4): 1-245. Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.
  • Lisowski, S. (2009). Flore (Angiospermes) de la République de Guinée Scripta Botanica Belgica 41: 1-517.
  • Akoègninou, A., van der Burg, W.J. & van der Maesen, L.J.G. (eds.) (2006). Flore Analytique du Bénin: 1-1034. Backhuys Publishers.
  • Catarino, L., Sampaio Martins, E., Pinto-Basto, M.F. & Diniz, M.A. (2006). Plantas Vasculares e Briófitos da Guiné-Bissau: 1-298. Instituto de investigação científica tropical, Instituto Português de apoio ao desenvolvimento.
  • Sita, P. & Moutsambote, J.-M. (2005). Catalogue des plantes vasculaires du Congo, ed. sept. 2005: 1-158. ORSTOM, Centre de Brazzaville.
  • Tutin, T.G. & al. (eds.) (1993). Flora Europaea ed. 2, 1: 1-581. Cambridge University Press.
  • Barry, J. P. & Celles, J.S. (1991). Flore de Mauritanie 1: 1-359. Centre Regional de Documentation Pedagogique, Nice.
  • Jones, M. (1991). A checklist of Gambian plants: 1-33. Michael Jones, The Gambia College.
  • Lebrun, J.p., Toutain, B., Gaston, A. & Boudet, G. (1991). Catalogue des Plantes Vasculaires du Burkina Faso: 1-341. Institut d' Elevage et de Médecine Vétérinaire des Pays Tropicaux, Maisons Alfort.
  • Lock, J.M. (1989). Legumes of Africa a check-list: 1-619. Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.
  • Boudet, G., Lebrun, J.P. & Demange, R. (1986). Catalogue des plantes vasculaires du Mali: 1-465. Etudes d'Elevage et de Médecine Vétérinaire des Pays Tropicaux.
  • Brunel, J.F., Hiepo, P. & Scholz, H. (eds.) (1984). Flore Analytique du Togo Phanérogames: 1-751. GTZ, Eschborn.
  • Boulvert, Y. (1977). Catalogue de la Flore de Centrafrique 2(1): 1-85. ORSTROM, Bangui.
  • Peyre de Fabregues, B. & Lebrun, J.-P. (1976). Catalogue des Plantes Vascularies du Niger: 1-433. Institut d' Elevage et de Médecine Vétérinaire des Pays Tropicaux, Maisons Alfort.
  • Lebrun, J.-P., Audru, J., Gaston, A. & Mosnier, M. (1972). Catalogue des Plantes Vasculaires du Tchad Méridional: 1-289. Institut d' Elevage et de Médecine Vétérinaire des Pays Tropicaux, Maisons Alfort.

Flora of Tropical East Africa

  • Torre in Consp. Fl. Angol. 3: 106 (1962).
  • Gillett in Flora of West Tropical Africa, ed. 2, 1: 538 (1958)
  • Gillett in Kew Bulletin, Add. Ser. 1: 30 (1958).
  • Cronquist in Flore du Congo Belge et du Ruanda-Urundi, 5: 154 (1954).
  • Bak. in Flora of Tropical Africa 2: 76 (1871) [wrongly attributed to Vahl].
  • Willd., Sp. Pl. 3: 1239 (1802).

International Legume Database and Information Service

  • Robyns, W. (Ed.) (1954). Flore du Congo Belge, Vol 5; Galegeae, Hedysareae.
  • Dalziel, J. M. (1937). The Useful Plants of West Tropical Africa

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