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

[FTEA]

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

Habit
A prostrate herb often rooting at the nodes; stems pale green, somewhat flattened, sparsely strigulose, up to 1 m. long.
Leaves
Leaves resembling those of I. spicata; rhachis not over 8 mm. long; leaflets, in Flora area, 4–7, strigulose above.
Inflorescences
Raceme up to 4 cm. long, including a peduncle rather longer than the floriferous part.
Calyx
Calyx deeply divided, 2.3 mm. long.
Stamens
Stamens 4–5 mm. long.
Style
Style 2–3 mm. long, bent in the middle through 90°.
Fruits
Pod green, usually somewhat curved, flattened, with a marked longitudinal ridge, ± 15 mm. long, 2.2 mm. wide and 1.4 mm. thick, strigulose; endocarp minutely speckled.
Seeds
Seeds 5–7, tetragonal, ribbed.
Habitat
Sandy places, on lake shores and in bushland; 660–1700 m.; rainfall 600–900 mm.
Distribution
T1 T4 T5 T7

[ILDIS]

International Legume Database and Information Service

Conservation
Not Threatened
Ecology
Africa: Zambezian grassland, Zambezian bushland and thicket
Habit
Perennial, Not climbing, Herb

Native to:

Botswana, Burundi, Cameroon, Congo, Nigeria, Tanzania, Zambia, Zaïre, Zimbabwe

Indigofera radicifera Cronquist appears in other Kew resources:

First published in Bull. Jard. Bot. État Bruxelles 22: 223 (1952)

Accepted by

  • Schrire, B.D. (2012). Flora Zambesiaca 3(4): 1-245. Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.
  • Sita, P. & Moutsambote, J.-M. (2005). Catalogue des plantes vasculaires du Congo, ed. sept. 2005: 1-158. ORSTOM, Centre de Brazzaville.
  • Germishuizen, G. & Meyer, N.L. (eds.) (2003). Plants of Southern Africa an annotated checklist Strelitzia 14: 1-1231. National Botanical Institute, Pretoria.
  • Lock, J.M. (1989). Legumes of Africa a check-list: 1-619. Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.

Literature

Kew Backbone Distributions

  • Schrire, B.D. (2012). Flora Zambesiaca 3(4): 1-245. Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.
  • Sita, P. & Moutsambote, J.-M. (2005). Catalogue des plantes vasculaires du Congo, ed. sept. 2005: 1-158. ORSTOM, Centre de Brazzaville.
  • 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: 120 (1958).
  • Cronquist in Flore du Congo Belge et du Ruanda-Urundi, 5: 148 (1954).
  • Cronquist in Bulletin du Jardin Botanique de l'État a Bruxelles 22: 223 (1952)

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/
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