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This species is accepted, and its native range is Somalia.

[ILDIS]

International Legume Database and Information Service

Conservation
Insufficiently known
Habit
Perennial, Not climbing, Herb/Shrub

[FSOM]

M. Thulin et al. Flora of Somalia, Vol. 1-4 [updated 2008] https://plants.jstor.org/collection/FLOS

Type
C1, from Hobyo to “Sissib”, Puccioni & Stefanini 397 and near “Durgale”, Puccioni & Stefanini 436 (both FT syn.)
Habit
Shrublet, up to c. 50 cm high; young stems completely covered by appressed silvery hairs
Leaves
Leaves digitately 3-foliolate or 1-foliolate; petiole 0–6 mm long
Leaflets
Leaflets narrowly elliptic, 5–20 x 1.5–3 mm, acute at the apex, silvery strigose
Inflorescences
Racemes c. 10–20-flowered; rhachis 30–110 mm long including peduncle of up to c. 10 mm, densely silvery strigose
Calyx
Calyx 2–3 mm long, divided to below the middle
Corolla
Standard strigose outside, soon falling
Stamens
Stamens 4–5 mm long
Fruits
Pods deflexed, straight or almost so, c. 10–20 x 1.5 mm, laterally flattened, markedly constricted between the seeds and with a distinct swelling over each seed, silvery strigose, c. 3–5-seeded.
Distribution
N3; C1; S2 (south to c. 2°39’N) not known elsewhere.
Ecology
Altitude range 10–310 m.

Native to:

Somalia

Indigofera sparteola Chiov. appears in other Kew resources:

First published in Fl. Somala 1: 140 (1929)

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 Somalia

  • Flora Somalia, Vol 1, (1993) Author: by M. Thulin [updated by M. Thulin 2008]

Flora of Somalia
Flora of Somalia
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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/
© Copyright 2017 World Checklist of Selected Plant Families. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0

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