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This species is accepted, and its native range is Tropical & S. Africa, India.

[FTEA]

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

Habit
Spreading annual or perennial herb; branches strigulose to pilose.
Leaves
Stipules spreading, narrowly triangular or subulate-setaceous, up to 5 mm. long; rnachis strigulose, up to 5 cm. long, including a petiole of 3–7 mm., prolonged up to 5 mm. beyond lateral leaflets; leaflets 5–13, narrowly oblong-elliptic or lanceolate, rounded or acute at the apex, apiculate, up to 15 mm. long and 5 mm. wide.
Inflorescences
Racemes strigulose to pilose, laxly 5–15-flowered, up to 10 cm. long including a peduncle of ± one-third their length; bracts lanceolate, ± 1.5 mm. long, very caducous; pedicels up to 1.5 mm. long in fruit.
Calyx
Calyx ± 2 mm. long; lobes subulate.
Corolla
Corolla pubescent outside.
Stamens
Stamens ± 3 mm. long.
Fruits
Pod somewhat torulose, with broad (± 0.5 mm. wide) sutures, 8–17 mm. long, ± 2 mm. wide and 1.8 mm. thick, pubescent; endocarp spotted.
Seeds
Seeds 4–8, pitted.

[ILDIS]

International Legume Database and Information Service

Conservation
Not Threatened
Ecology
Africa: Somalia-Masai woodland, Somalia-Masai grasslands, Zambezian woodland, Zambezian grassland
Habit
Annual, Not climbing, Herb

[FSOM]

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

Corolla
Corolla whitish or yellowish, pubescent outside
Stamens
Stamens c. 3 mm long
Fruits
Pods spreading, 8–17 x 2–2.5 mm, somewhat torulose with c. 0.5 mm broad sutures, pubescent, 4–8-seeded.
Distribution
N1 widespread in tropical Africa.
Ecology
Altitude c. 1400 m.
Note
The Somali plant is the widespread var. vicioides with strigulose stems and leaflets glabrous or nearly so above. Var. rogersii (R.E. Fr.) Gillett occurs from Kenya and southwards.
Habit
Spreading annual or perennial herb, up to 30 cm tall; stems strigulose to pilose
Leaves
Leaf-rhachis up to 5 cm long including a petiole of 3–7 mm
Leaflets
Leaflets 5–13, opposite, oblong-elliptic, up to 15 x 5 mm
Inflorescences
Racemes 5–15-flowered, lax, usually longer than the subtending leaf; peduncle 15–50 mm long
Calyx
Calyx c. 2 mm long, lobes subulate

[ILDIS]

International Legume Database and Information Service

Habit
Annual, Not climbing, Herb

Native to:

Angola, Botswana, Burundi, Cameroon, Cape Provinces, Central African Repu, Congo, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Free State, India, Kenya, KwaZulu-Natal, Malawi, Mozambique, Namibia, Northern Provinces, Rwanda, Somalia, Sudan, Swaziland, Tanzania, Zambia, Zaïre, Zimbabwe

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

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
Bidgood, S. [6351], Tanzania K000468074

First published in Ill. Pl. Orient. 5: 91 (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.
  • Schrire, B.D. (2012). Flora Zambesiaca 3(4): 1-245. Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.
  • Thulin, M. (ed.) (2006). Flora of Somalia 3: 1-626. The 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.
  • Kumar, S. & Sane, P.V. (2003). Legumes of South Asia. A Checklist: 1-536. 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.
  • Boulvert, Y. (1977). Catalogue de la Flore de Centrafrique 2(1): 1-85. ORSTROM, Bangui.

Literature

Kew Backbone Distributions

  • 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.
  • Schrire, B.D. (2012). Flora Zambesiaca 3(4): 1-245. Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.
  • Thulin, M. (ed.) (2006). Flora of Somalia 3: 1-626. The 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.
  • Kumar, S. & Sane, P.V. (2003). Legumes of South Asia. A Checklist: 1-536. Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.
  • 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: 73 (1958).
  • Cronquist in Flore du Congo Belge et du Ruanda-Urundi, 5: 169 (1954).
  • Jaub. & Spach, Ill. Pl. Or., t. 481 (1856).

International Legume Database and Information Service

  • Gillett, J. B. et al. (1971). Papilionoideae. In: Fl. Trop. E. Africa, Milne-Redhead & Polhill

Flora of Somalia
Flora of Somalia
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Flora of Tropical East Africa
Flora of Tropical East Africa
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Herbarium Catalogue Specimens
'The Herbarium Catalogue, Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. Published on the Internet http://www.kew.org/herbcat [accessed on Day Month Year]'. Please enter the date on which you consulted the system.

International Legume Database and Information Service
International Legume Database and Information Service (ILDIS) V10.39 Nov 2011
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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/
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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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