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

[ILDIS]

International Legume Database and Information Service

Conservation
Not Threatened
Habit
Perennial, Not climbing, Herb/Shrub

[FWTA]

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

Habit
An argenteous shrublet
Ecology
Of arid mountains
Note
Smelling of coumarin.

[FSOM]

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

Habit
Shrublet, much-branched; young stems appressed silvery pubescent
Leaves
Leaves 5-foliolate or digitately to pinnately 3-foliolate; petiole 2–7 mm long; leaflets opposite, narrowly obovate, up to 12 mm long, sparsely strigose on both sides
Inflorescences
Racemes 2–4-flowered; peduncle up to c. 6 mm long
Calyx
Calyx 1.5–2 mm long, deeply divided
Corolla
Standard pubescent outside
Stamens
Stamens 4–5 mm long
Fruits
Pod c. 17–25 x 1.6–2 mm, subtetragonous, thinly strigose, 6–12-seeded.
Distribution
N1–3; C1, 2; S1, 2; Eritrea, Ethiopia, Sudan, Niger
Ecology
Altitude range 150–1080 m.
Vernacular
Cahn-sole (Somali).

Native to:

Chad, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Mali, Niger, Somalia, Sudan

Indigofera suaveolens Jaub. & Spach appears in other Kew resources:

First published in Ill. Pl. Orient. 5: 98 (1856)

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.
  • Thulin, M. (ed.) (1993). Flora of Somalia 1: 1-493. The Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.
  • 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.
  • 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.

Literature

Flora of West Tropical Africa

  • not of Cronq. in Fl. Congo Belge 5: 160.
  • Bak. f. Leg. Trop. Afr. 1: 125, partly
  • F.T.A. 2: 80
  • Illus. Pl. Or. t. 489 (1856)

Kew Backbone Distributions

  • 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.
  • 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.

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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Flora of West Tropical Africa
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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
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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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