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This species is accepted, and its native range is South Sudan to S. Africa.

[FTEA]

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

Habit
Softly woody shrub up to 3 m. tall much resembling I. emarginella.
Stem
The stems seem usually to persist, not dying back to ground level annually.
Leaves
Leaflets 9–19, up to 18 mm. long and 10 mm. wide, usually more densely strigulose-pubescent than those of I. emarginella.
Inflorescences
Racemes usually longer than the subtending leaf, with a peduncle of 3–4 cm.
Calyx
Calyx-lobes distinctly pointed, the lower ones at least usually as long as the tube.
Corolla
Standard somewhat persistent.
Stamens
Stamens 3–6 mm. long.
Fruits
Pod up to 35 mm. long, strigulose with brownish or brownish and white hairs, ± 10-seeded; endocarp strongly spotted.

[ILDIS]

International Legume Database and Information Service

Conservation
Not Threatened
Ecology
Africa: Zanzibar-Inhambane regional transition zone; bushland and thicket., Afromontane(upland) bushland and thicket.
Habit
Perennial, Not climbing, Herb/Shrub

Native to:

Kenya, KwaZulu-Natal, Malawi, Mozambique, Northern Provinces, Sudan, Swaziland, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia, Zimbabwe

Indigofera swaziensis Bolus appears in other Kew resources:

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
Jan 1, 1925 Schlechter, F.R.R. [3908], South Africa K000393298 Unknown type material
Wilms, F. [327], South Africa K000393297 Unknown type material

First published in Trans. S. African Philos. Soc. 16: 381 (1906)

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.
  • Germishuizen, G. & Meyer, N.L. (eds.) (2003). Plants of Southern Africa an annotated checklist Strelitzia 14: 1-1231. National Botanical Institute, Pretoria.
  • Lock, J.M. (1989). Legumes of Africa a check-list: 1-619. Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.

Literature

Kew Backbone Distributions

  • Germishuizen, G. & Meyer, N.L. (eds.) (2003). Plants of Southern Africa an annotated checklist Strelitzia 14: 1-1231. National Botanical Institute, Pretoria.
  • Lock, J.M. (1989). Legumes of Africa a check-list: 1-619. Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.

Flora of Tropical East Africa

  • Dale & Greenway, Kenya Trees and Shrubs p. 367 (1961).
  • Gillett in Kew Bulletin, Add. Ser. 1: 97 (1958).
  • Bolus in Trans. S. Afr. Phil. Soc. 16: 381 (1906).

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
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International Legume Database and Information Service
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Kew Backbone Distributions
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Kew Names and Taxonomic Backbone
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