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

[FTEA]

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

Habit
Annual, up to 45 cm. tall; medifixed hairs on the stems stiffly curved, spreading at the tips.
Leaves
Leaves simple; stipules lanceolate-subulate, up to 7 mm. long; petiole up to 1 mm. long; blade lanceolate, up to 6 cm. long and 9 mm. wide, sparsely pilose above, crisped strigose beneath.
Inflorescences
Racemes 5–15-flowered, 3–13 cm. long, including a peduncle 1–2 cm.; bracts up to 2 mm. long; pedicels up to 4 mm. long, rigidly spreading in fruit.
Calyx
Calyx ± 2 mm. long, divided to the middle.
Stamens
Stamens 3.5–4 mm. long.
Fruits
Pod almost straight, flattened, 25–30 mm. long, ±1.1 mm. wide and 0.5 mm. thick, crisped strigulose, 17–21-seeded.
Habitat
Short grassland on sandy soils; 800–1400 m.; rainfall 600–1000 mm.
Distribution
T1 T4 T7

Native to:

Malawi, Mozambique, Tanzania, Zambia, Zimbabwe

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

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
Mar 4, 1955 Welwitsch [2004], Angola K000393000
Richards, H.M. [1268], Zambia K000393001

First published in Kew Bull. 10: 583 (1955 publ. 1956)

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

  • Torre in Consp. Fl. Angol. 3: 137 (1962).
  • Gillett in Kew Bulletin, Add. Ser. 1:131 (1958).
  • Gillett in Kew Bulletin 10: 583 (1956)

Flora of Tropical East Africa
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