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This species is accepted, and its native range is S. Egypt to NE. Tropical Africa, SW. Arabian Peninsula.

[FSOM]

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

Habit
Much-branched shrublet or woody herb, young stems appressed silvery
Leaves
Leaves pinnately 3-foliolate; rhachis up to 10 mm long including a 2–8 mm long petiole; leaflets cuneate-obovate to oblanceolate, up to 10(–15) x 4(–6) mm, both sides silvery
Inflorescences
Axis of inflorescence up to 5 cm long ending in a green glabrescent weak spine Racemes up to 20-flowered, sessile
Calyx
Calyx c. 2 mm long, divided to below the middle
Corolla
Standard pubescent outside, persistent
Stamens
Stamens 3–3.5 mm long
Fruits
Pod reflexed, ± torulose, the swellings in the plane of the sutures coinciding with constrictions in the plane at right angles and vice versa, c. 10–20 x 2 mm, silvery or rarely subglabrous, almost indehiscent, c. 4–6-seeded.
Distribution
N1–3; C1, 2; S1; Eritrea, Sudan, NE Kenya, Yemen
Ecology
Altitude range 70–850 m.
Note
Typical I. spiniflora, with strongly torulose pods and seeds constricted in the middle and with thickened ends (e.g. Thulin 4276), is found mainly in N1–3, but appears to intergrade with forms with less torulose pods and more or less rectangular seeds.

[ILDIS]

International Legume Database and Information Service

Conservation
Not Threatened
Ecology
Africa: Somalia-Masai grasslands, Somalia-Masai bushland and thicket
Habit
Perennial, Not climbing, Herb/Shrub

Native to:

Djibouti, Egypt, Eritrea, Kenya, Oman, Saudi Arabia, Socotra, Somalia, Sudan, Tanzania, Yemen

Indigofera spiniflora Hochst. ex Boiss. appears in other Kew resources:

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
Schimper, W. [945] K000848587

First published in Fl. Orient. 2: 190 (1872)

Accepted by

  • Darbyshire, I., Kordofani, M., Farag, I., Candiga, R. & Pickering, H. (eds.) (2015). The Plants of Sudan and South Sudan: 1-400. Kew publishing, Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.
  • Dobignard, A. & Chatelain, C. (2012). Index synonymique de la flore d'Afrique du nord 4: 1-431. Éditions des conservatoire et jardin botaniques, Genève.
  • Ghazanfar, S.A. (2007). Flora of the Sultanate of Oman. volume 2. Crassulaceae - Apiaceae Scripta Botanica Belgica 36: 1-220.
  • Miller, A.G. & Morris, M. (2004). Ethnoflora of Soqotra Archipelago: 1-759. The Royal Botanic Garden, Edinburgh.
  • Boulos, L. (1999). Flora of Egypt 1: 1-419. Al Hadara Publishing, Cairo.
  • Wood, J.R.I. (1997). A handbook of the Yemen Flora: 1-434. Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.
  • Audru, J., Cesar, J. & Lebrun, J.-P. (1994). Les Plantes Vasculaires de la République de Djibouti. Flore Illustrée 1: 1-336. CIRAD, Départerment d'Elevage et de Médecine vétérinaire, Djibouti.
  • Hedberg, I. & Edwards, S. (eds.) (1989 publ. 1990). Flora of Ethiopia and Eritrea 3: 1-659. The National Herbarium, Addis Ababa University, Ethiopia & The Department of Systematic Botany, Upps.
  • Lock, J.M. (1989). Legumes of Africa a check-list: 1-619. Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.

Literature

Kew Backbone Distributions

  • Ghazanfar, S.A. (2007). Flora of the Sultanate of Oman. volume 2. Crassulaceae - Apiaceae Scripta Botanica Belgica 36: 1-220.
  • Boulos, L. (1999). Flora of Egypt 1: 1-419. Al Hadara Publishing, Cairo.
  • Audru, J., Cesar, J. & Lebrun, J.-P. (1994). Les Plantes Vasculaires de la République de Djibouti. Flore Illustrée 1: 1-336. CIRAD, Départerment d'Elevage et de Médecine vétérinaire, Djibouti.
  • Hedberg, I. & Edwards, S. (eds.) (1989 publ. 1990). Flora of Ethiopia and Eritrea 3: 1-659. The National Herbarium, Addis Ababa University, Ethiopia & The Department of Systematic Botany, Upps.
  • 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]

International Legume Database and Information Service

  • Thulin, M. (1983). Opera Botanica 68:1-223. Leguminosae of Ethiopia

Flora of Somalia
Flora of Somalia
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International Legume Database and Information Service
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