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

[ILDIS]

International Legume Database and Information Service

Conservation
Not Threatened
Ecology
Africa: Zambezian woodland, Afromontane grassland, Montane woodland, Zambezian grassland
Habit
Annual, Not climbing, Herb

[FTEA]

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

Habit
An erect annual or short-lived perennial up to 1 m. tall, appressed brown and white strigose without multicellular hairs.
Leaves
Stipules subulate, up to 3 mm. long; rhachis, including a petiole of 1–3 mm., up to 17 mm. long, prolonged 0–3 mm. beyond the lateral leaflets; leaflets 3 or rarely 5, oblanceolate, up to 20 mm. long and 5 mm. wide, the terminal longer than the lateral, strigose on both surfaces.
Inflorescences
Racemes very dense, 15–20-flowered, ± blackish strigose, the fertile part 1–2 cm., the peduncle up to 3 cm. long.
Calyx
Calyx blackish strigose, 2–3 mm. long, divided almost to the base.
Corolla
Standard pointed, dark strigose outside. Keel rostrate, blackish strigose near the tip.
Stamens
Stamens ± 3 mm. long.
Fruits
Pod up to 4 mm. long and 1.5 mm. wide, with black or grey biramous hairs, without multicellular hairs, 1–2-seeded; endocarp not spotted.
Habitat
Upland grassland and woodland; 1600–1800 m.; rainfall 1000–1500 mm.
Distribution
T4 T7 SE. Congo

Native to:

Burundi, Tanzania, Zambia, Zaïre

Indigofera schliebenii Harms appears in other Kew resources:

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
Nov 6, 2008 Selemani, H.O. [272], Tanzania K000624222
Milne-Redhead, E. [10992], Tanzania K000624225
Milne-Redhead, E. [10992], Tanzania K000624226
Milne-Redhead, E. [10992], Tanzania K000624227
Thulin, M. [3248], Tanzania K000514573
Richards, H.M. [8612], Tanzania K000514574
Richards, H.M. [8612], Tanzania K000514575
Richards, H.M. [17681], Tanzania K000514576
Magogo, F.C. [2458], Tanzania K000624224
Scaetta, H. [1743], Congo, DRC K000624228
Bidgood, G.S. [832], Tanzania K000624223

First published in Notizbl. Bot. Gart. Berlin-Dahlem 11: 399 (1932)

Accepted by

  • Schrire, B.D. (2012). Flora Zambesiaca 3(4): 1-245. Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.
  • 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.

Flora of Tropical East Africa

  • Gillett in Kew Bulletin, Add. Ser. 1: 81 (1958).
  • Cronquist in Flore du Congo Belge et du Ruanda-Urundi, 5: 156 (1954).
  • Harms in Notizblatt des Botanischen Gartens und Museums zu Berlin-Dahelm 11: 399 (1932).

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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Herbarium Catalogue Specimens
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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/
© Copyright 2017 International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0