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This species is accepted, and its native range is Ethiopia to E. Central & E. Tropical Africa.

[FSOM]

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

Habit
Erect or decumbent often shrubby herb, 0.2–1 m tall; young stems with spreading pubescence
Leaves
Leaf-rhachis 10–50 mm long including a petiole of 1–2 mm
Leaflets
Leaflets 3–15, opposite, cuneate-oblong, up to 11 x 3 mm, strigose on both sides or glabrous above, channelled and glutinous at the margins
Inflorescences
Racemes 2–3-flowered; peduncle up to 15 mm long, glabrescent
Calyx
Calyx c. 1.5 mm long, divided to the middle
Corolla
Standard pubescent outside
Stamens
Stamens 4–6 mm long
Fruits
Pod erect, 10–20 x 1.8 mm, straight, glabrous or strigulose, 7–10-seeded.

[ILDIS]

International Legume Database and Information Service

Ecology
Africa: Somalia-Masai bushland and thicket, Somalia-Masai grasslands, Lake Victoria regional mosaic; bushland and thicket, Lake Victoria regional transition zone; grasslands
Habit
Perennial, Not climbing, Herb/Shrub

[FTEA]

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

Habit
Erect much-branched shrublet up to 1 m. tall; young branches more or less densely pubescent.
Leaves
Stipules brownish, glabrous, narrowly triangular-attenuate, ± 2 mm. long; rhachis pilose, up to 5 cm. long in luxuriant young plants but usually much less, including a yellow petiole of, as a rule, ± 1 mm., prolonged ± 1 mm. beyond lateral leaflets; leaflets usually 7–15, less often 3–5, with well-developed stipellae, cuneate-oblong, obtuse, apiculate, often recurved at the tip, up to 11 mm. long and 3 mm. wide, usually glabrous, rarely strigulose above, strigose beneath (hairs 1 mm. long), channelled and glutinous at the margins.
Inflorescences
Racemes usually 2–3-flowered; peduncle up to 15 mm. long, glabrescent; bracts very caducous, linear, 0.5–1 mm. long; pedicels pilose, ± 1 mm. long.
Calyx
Calyx ± 1.5 mm. long, divided to the middle; lobes usually glandular at the tip.
Corolla
Corolla pubescent outside.
Stamens
Stamens 4–6 mm. long.
Fruits
Pod black when ripe with yellow sutures, 10–20 mm. long, 1.8 mm. wide, 1.4 mm. thick, usually glabrous, rarely strigulose, 7–10-seeded; endocarp spotted.
Seeds
Seeds pitted.

Native to:

Burundi, Ethiopia, Kenya, Rwanda, Somalia, Tanzania, Uganda, Zaïre

Indigofera tanganyikensis Baker f. appears in other Kew resources:

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
Bidgood, S. [6288], Tanzania K000468137
Bidgood, S. [6160], Tanzania K000468265
Bidgood, S. [5983], Tanzania K000468442
Mettam, R.W. [296], Uganda K000392819
Mettam, R.W. [296], Uganda K000392820

First published in Bull. Misc. Inform. Kew 1932: 96 (1932)

Accepted by

  • 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

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

Flora of Somalia

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

Flora of Tropical East Africa

  • Gillett in Kew Bulletin, Add. Ser. 1: 44 (1958).
  • Bak. f. in Bulletin of Miscellaneous Information, Kew 1932: 96 (1932).

International Legume Database and Information Service

  • Gillett, J. B. (1958). Kew Bull. Addnl. ser. 1:1-166. Indigofera.. in Tropical Africa.

Flora of Somalia
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Flora of Tropical East Africa
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Herbarium Catalogue Specimens
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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
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