Skip to main content

This species is accepted, and its native range is Cameroon to Ethiopia and Zambia.

[ILDIS]

International Legume Database and Information Service

Conservation
Not Threatened
Ecology
Africa: Lake Victoria regional transition zone; grasslands, Zambezian grassland, Zambezian anthropic landscapes., Sudanian grasslands, Sudanian anthropic landscapes, Lake Victoria regional mosaic; anthropic landscapes.
Habit
Annual, Not climbing, Herb

[FTEA]

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

Habit
Taprooted branching prostrate or ascending annual, up to 60 cm. tall; stems, leaves and inflorescence appressed strigulose, usually rather densely so, usually a characteristic greenish-yellow when young.
Leaves
Stipules subulate-setaceous, 2–4 mm. long; rhachis, including a petiole of 1–7 mm., up to 5 cm. long, usually prolonged 1–3 mm. beyond the lateral leaflets; leaflets 7–17 (rarely –21), elliptic-oblong or linear-lanceolate, acute or rounded at the apex, up to 12 or rarely 17 mm. long and 5 mm. wide.
Inflorescences
Racemes 1–6 cm. long, 5–20-flowered; bracts linear-lanceolate, caducous; pedicels ± 1 mm. long.
Calyx
Calyx more than half as long as stamens, strigose, divided almost to the base; lobes subulate-setaceous, 2–4 mm. long.
Corolla
Corolla pubescent or strigulose outside.
Stamens
Stamens 3–4(rarely 5) mm. long.
Fruits
Pod erect or spreading or, less often, somewhat reflexed, 15–20 mm. long, ± 1.7 mm. wide and 1.4 mm. thick, densely strigulose, 7–13-seeded; endocarp spotted.

Native to:

Angola, Burundi, Cameroon, Ethiopia, Kenya, Rwanda, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia, Zaïre

Indigofera subargentea De Wild. appears in other Kew resources:

First published in Bull. Jard. Bot. État Bruxelles 8: 157 (1923)

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.
  • Lock, J.M. (1989). Legumes of Africa a check-list: 1-619. Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.
  • Troupin, G. (ed.) (1983). Flora du Rwanda 2: 1-603. Musee Royal de l'Afrique Centrale.

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.
  • Troupin, G. (ed.) (1983). Flora du Rwanda 2: 1-603. Musee Royal de l'Afrique Centrale.

Flora of Tropical East Africa

  • Cronquist in Flore du Congo Belge et du Ruanda-Urundi, 5: 168 (1954).
  • De Wild in Bulletin du Jardin Botanique de l'État a Bruxelles 8: 157 (1923).

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
Flora of Tropical East Africa
http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0

International Legume Database and Information Service
International Legume Database and Information Service (ILDIS) V10.39 Nov 2011
http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0

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