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

[FTEA]

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

Habit
Spreading annual 20–40 cm. tall.
Stem
Stems reddish, softly setose, with some dark, but many more white, rather spreading hairs.
Leaves
Stipules linear, setose, up to 5 mm. long, with a tuft of minute red glandular hairs at their base; leaf-rhachis up to 5 cm. long, including a petiole of up to 1 cm., prolonged 2–10 mm. beyond lateral leaflets; petiolules pilose, 1.5 mm. long, with similar red glandular hairs at their base; leaflets 5–9, opposite, elliptic-oblong, rounded and apiculate at the tip, up to 22 mm. long and 9 mm. wide.
Inflorescences
Racemes softly pilose with mainly white hairs, up to 18 cm. long, including a peduncle of up to 3 cm., ± secund in fruit; bracts linear-lanceolate, up to 4 mm. long, very caducous; pedicels up to 1.5 mm. long, spreading in fruit.
Calyx
Calyx pilose, with spreading hairs up to 1 mm. long chiefly white in colour; tube ± 0.5 mm. long; lobes almost filiform, up to 3.5 mm. long.
Corolla
Corolla irregularly white pubescent outside.
Filaments
Filaments crimson, 4–4.5 mm. long.
Pistil
Style ± 3.5 mm. long, curved through more than 90° about 2.5 mm. from the base; stigma depressed-globose, about twice as wide as the style.
Fruits
Pod elliptic-oblong, 7–8 mm. long, 3 mm. wide, 3 mm. thick, setose both with soft white hairs and fewer stiffer blackish hairs; endocarp strongly spotted.
Seeds
Seeds 2, grey, ± cuboid, deeply pitted.
Habitat
Deciduous woodland, especially on gritty soil; 900 m.; rainfall perhaps 1000 mm.
Distribution
T4 southern Congo

[ILDIS]

International Legume Database and Information Service

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

Native to:

Angola, Malawi, Mozambique, Northern Provinces, Tanzania, Zambia, Zaïre, Zimbabwe

Indigofera setiflora Baker appears in other Kew resources:

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
Jan 1, 1958 Gossweiler, J. [2534], Angola K001294671
Jan 1, 1958 Gossweiler, J. [2744], Angola K001294672
Gossweiler, J. [3690], Angola K001294673
Welwitsch [2020], Angola K000393046 Unknown type material

First published in D.Oliver & auct. suc. (eds.), Fl. Trop. Afr. 2: 90 (1871)

Accepted by

  • Schrire, B.D. (2012). Flora Zambesiaca 3(4): 1-245. Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.
  • Figueiredo, E. & Smith, G.F. (2008). Plants of Angola Strelitzia 22: 1-279. National Botanical Institute, Pretoria.
  • 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.
  • Figueiredo, E. & Smith, G.F. (2008). Plants of Angola Strelitzia 22: 1-279. National Botanical Institute, Pretoria.
  • Germishuizen, G. & Meyer, N.L. (eds.) (2003). Plants of Southern Africa an annotated checklist Strelitzia 14: 1-1231. National Botanical Institute, Pretoria.

Flora of Tropical East Africa

  • Torre in Consp. Fl. Angol. 3: 117 (1962).
  • Gillett in Kew Bulletin, Add. Ser. 1: 82 (1958).
  • Bak. in Flora of Tropical Africa 2: 90 (1871).

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
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International Legume Database and Information Service
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Kew Backbone Distributions
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Kew Names and Taxonomic Backbone
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