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

[FSOM]

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

Habit
Annual, up to 35 cm tall, covered with long soft hairs in addition to biramous hairs
Leaves
Leaf-rhachis c. 20 mm long including a petiole of 2–4 mm
Leaflets
Leaflets 3–7(–9), not or only slightly larger than the ovate-acuminate stipules
Inflorescences
Racemes 2-flowered, hidden within large accrescent bracts forming strobili in the leaf-axils
Calyx
Calyx c. 3 mm long, deeply divided
Corolla
Standard pubescent
Fruits
Pods hidden within the bracts, up to 4 x 1.5 mm, pubescent, 2–4-seeded.

[ILDIS]

International Legume Database and Information Service

Conservation
Not Threatened
Ecology
Africa: Sudanian woodland, Sudanian bushland and thicket, Zambezian woodland, Zambezian bushland and thicket, Zanzibar-Inhambane regional transition zone; bushland and thicket.
Habit
Annual, Not climbing, Herb

[FTEA]

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

Habit
An annual up to 35 cm. tall, more or less densely covered with long softly silky hairs in addition to biramous hairs on the leaflets and minute glandular hairs on the margins of the bracts.
Leaves
Leaves 3–7(–9)-foliolate; stipules ovate-acuminate, ± 10 mm. long and 4 mm. wide, almost or quite as large as the elliptic lateral leaflets; rhachis prolonged 3–5 mm. beyond the lateral leaflets, in all ± 20 mm. long, including a petiole of 2–4 mm.
Inflorescences
Racemes 2-flowered, with peduncles ± 2 mm. long, up to 5 mm. in fruit, and pedicels 1–2 mm. long, reflexed in fruit, concealed within large bracts which are accrescent in fruit and consist of a pair of stipules united to near the middle, with or without a point in the notch between them (the rudimentary rhachis); these overlapping bracts form strobili in the leaf-axils and may elongate to 3–8 cm. or more in fruit.
Calyx
Calyx deeply divided, 3 mm. long, slightly shorter than the stamens.
Corolla
Standard pubescent.
Fruits
Pods concealed within the enlarged bracts, terete, up to 4 mm. long, 1.5 mm. wide, pubescent, 2–4-seeded; endocarp with 4 dark lines.
Seeds
Seeds yellow, subcuboid, 4-grooved, ± 1 by 1 mm.

[FWTA]

Papilionaceae, Hutchinson and Dalziel. Flora of West Tropical Africa 1:2. 1958

Habit
A silky, much-branched, half-woody herb.

Native to:

Burkina, Cameroon, Chad, Kenya, Malawi, Mali, Mozambique, Niger, Nigeria, Somalia, Sudan, Tanzania, Zambia, Zimbabwe

Indigofera strobilifera (Hochst.) Hochst. ex Baker appears in other Kew resources:

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
Schrire, B.D. [2572], Kenya 62722.000

First published in D.Oliver & auct. suc. (eds.), Fl. Trop. Afr. 2: 75 (1871)

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.
  • Schrire, B.D. (2012). Flora Zambesiaca 3(4): 1-245. Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.
  • Lebrun, J.p., Toutain, B., Gaston, A. & Boudet, G. (1991). Catalogue des Plantes Vasculaires du Burkina Faso: 1-341. Institut d' Elevage et de Médecine Vétérinaire des Pays Tropicaux, Maisons Alfort.
  • Lock, J.M. (1989). Legumes of Africa a check-list: 1-619. Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.
  • Boudet, G., Lebrun, J.P. & Demange, R. (1986). Catalogue des plantes vasculaires du Mali: 1-465. Etudes d'Elevage et de Médecine Vétérinaire des Pays Tropicaux.
  • Peyre de Fabregues, B. & Lebrun, J.-P. (1976). Catalogue des Plantes Vascularies du Niger: 1-433. Institut d' Elevage et de Médecine Vétérinaire des Pays Tropicaux, Maisons Alfort.
  • Lebrun, J.-P., Audru, J., Gaston, A. & Mosnier, M. (1972). Catalogue des Plantes Vasculaires du Tchad Méridional: 1-289. Institut d' Elevage et de Médecine Vétérinaire des Pays Tropicaux, Maisons Alfort.

Literature

Flora of West Tropical Africa

  • Bak. f. Leg. Trop. Afr. 1: 113.
  • in F.T.A. 2: 75 (1871)

Kew Backbone Distributions

  • Schrire, B.D. (2012). Flora Zambesiaca 3(4): 1-245. Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.
  • Lebrun, J.p., Toutain, B., Gaston, A. & Boudet, G. (1991). Catalogue des Plantes Vasculaires du Burkina Faso: 1-341. Institut d' Elevage et de Médecine Vétérinaire des Pays Tropicaux, Maisons Alfort.
  • Lock, J.M. (1989). Legumes of Africa a check-list: 1-619. Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.
  • Boudet, G., Lebrun, J.P. & Demange, R. (1986). Catalogue des plantes vasculaires du Mali: 1-465. Etudes d'Elevage et de Médecine Vétérinaire des Pays Tropicaux.
  • Peyre de Fabregues, B. & Lebrun, J.-P. (1976). Catalogue des Plantes Vascularies du Niger: 1-433. Institut d' Elevage et de Médecine Vétérinaire des Pays Tropicaux, Maisons Alfort.
  • Lebrun, J.-P., Audru, J., Gaston, A. & Mosnier, M. (1972). Catalogue des Plantes Vasculaires du Tchad Méridional: 1-289. Institut d' Elevage et de Médecine Vétérinaire des Pays Tropicaux, Maisons Alfort.

Flora of Somalia

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

Flora of Tropical East Africa

  • Gillett in Flora of West Tropical Africa, ed. 2, 1: 538 (1958)
  • Gillett in Kew Bulletin, Add. Ser. 1: 25 (1958).
  • Bak. in Flora of Tropical Africa 2:75 (1871).

International Legume Database and Information Service

  • Gillett, J. B. et al. (1971). Papilionoideae. In: Fl. Trop. E. Africa, Milne-Redhead & Polhill
  • Gillett, J. B. (1958). Kew Bull. Addnl. ser. 1:1-166. Indigofera.. in Tropical Africa.

Flora of Somalia
Flora of Somalia
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Flora of Tropical East Africa
Flora of Tropical East Africa
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Flora of West Tropical Africa
Flora of West Tropical Africa
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Herbarium Catalogue Specimens
'The Herbarium Catalogue, Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. Published on the Internet http://www.kew.org/herbcat [accessed on Day Month Year]'. Please enter the date on which you consulted the system.

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/
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