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

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International Legume Database and Information Service

Conservation
Not Threatened
Ecology
Africa: Guinea-Congolia/Sudania regional transition zone; anthropic landscapes., Guinea-Congolia/Sudania regional transition zone; grasslands.
Habit
Annual, Not climbing, Herb

[FWTA]

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

Habit
A herb up to 4 ft. high
Ecology
In grassland, roadsides and waste places.

Native to:

Burkina, Cameroon, Ghana, Guinea, Ivory Coast, Mali, Senegal, Togo

Indigofera tetrasperma Vahl ex Pers. appears in other Kew resources:

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
Jan 1, 1966 Morton, J.K. [2087], Ghana K000239650
Jan 1, 1966 Akpabla, G.K. [1814], Ghana K000239652
Sep 1, 1955 Morton, J.K. [9313], Ghana K000239651
Apr 29, 1955 Vigne [2415], Ghana K000239647
Apr 29, 1955 Irvine, F.R. [128], Ghana K000239648
Apr 29, 1955 Irvine, F.R. [792], Ghana K000239649
Apr 29, 1955 Chevalier, A.J.B. [22210], Côte d'Ivoire K000239645
Apr 29, 1955 Irvine, J.R. [570], Ghana K000239646
Ern, H. [3205], Togo K000239643
Schäfer, P.A. [8553], Togo K000239644

First published in Syn. Pl. 2: 325 (1807)

Accepted by

  • Thiombiano, A., Schmidt, M., Dressler, S., Ouédraogo, A., Hahn, K. & Zizka, G. (2012). Catalogue des plantes vasculaires du Burkina Faso Boissiera 65: 1-391.
  • Onana, J.M. (2011). The vascular plants of Cameroon a taxonomic checklist with IUCN assessments: 1-195. National herbarium of Cameroon, Yaoundé.
  • 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.

Not accepted by

  • Lisowski, S. (2009). Flore (Angiospermes) de la République de Guinée Scripta Botanica Belgica 41: 1-517. [Cited as Indigofera simplicifolia.]

Literature

Flora of West Tropical Africa

  • Bak. f. Leg. Trop. Afr. 1: 103.
  • Bak. f. in J. Bot. 41: 189, partly
  • F.T.A. 2: 72
  • Sebum. & Thonn. Beskr. Guin. Pl. 365 (1827)
  • Syn. 2: 325 (1807)

Kew Backbone Distributions

  • Thiombiano, A., Schmidt, M., Dressler, S., Ouédraogo, A., Hahn, K. & Zizka, G. (2012). Catalogue des plantes vasculaires du Burkina Faso Boissiera 65: 1-391.
  • Onana, J.M. (2011). The vascular plants of Cameroon a taxonomic checklist with IUCN assessments: 1-195. National herbarium of Cameroon, Yaoundé.
  • 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.

International Legume Database and Information Service

  • Hepper, F. N. (1958). Papilionoideae. In: Flora West Tropical Africa. Keay, R. W. J.

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Herbarium Catalogue Specimens
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Kew Backbone Distributions
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Kew Names and Taxonomic Backbone
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