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This species is accepted, and its native range is Eritrea to N. Mozambique, Comoros, Madagascar.

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International Legume Database and Information Service

Conservation
Not Threatened
Ecology
Africa: Zanzibar-Inhambane regional transition zone; grassland., Somalia-Masai grasslands, Sudanian grasslands
Habit
Annual/Perennial, Not climbing, Herb/Shrub
Vernacular
Engitsy

[FTEA]

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

Habit
Erect branching annual or perennial plant with a taproot, up to 140 cm. tall, usually smelling of coumarin; branches appressed pilose or strigose.
Leaves
Stipules subulate, appressed pilose, 1.5–3 mm. long; rhachis up to 2 cm. long, including a petiole of 1–6 mm., prolonged 1–3 mm. beyond the lateral leaflets; leaflets 5 or 7, sometimes 3 or 9, elliptic to cuneate-oblong, rounded at the apex, apiculate, up to 11 mm. long and 5 mm. wide but often, especially under dry conditions, much smaller, yellowish and appressed pilose or strigulose above, greenish and strigose beneath.
Inflorescences
Racemes 4–7-flowered, the peduncles pilose or glabrescent, up to 2 cm. long; bracts caducous, pubescent, ± 1 mm. long; pedicel pubescent, ± 1 mm. long.
Calyx
Calyx strigose, 1.5 mm. long, divided to the middle; lobes triangular.
Corolla
Corolla pubescent outside.
Stamens
Stamens 4–5 mm. long.
Fruits
Pod subtetragonal, 18–25 mm. long, ± 2 mm. wide and 1.7 mm. thick, appressed strigulose, the hairs ± 0.4 mm. long, 8–14-seeded; endocarp spotted.
Seeds
Seeds orange-yellow, cuboid, 1 by 1 mm.
Figures
Fig. 39/2, p. 239.
Habitat
Grassy and stony slopes; 0–1800 m.; rainfall 600–1600 mm.
Distribution
K1 K2 K3 K4 K5 K6 K7 P T1 T2 T3 T4 T5 T6 eastern Congo

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Use
Domestic

Native to:

Comoros, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Kenya, Madagascar, Mozambique, Rwanda, Tanzania, Uganda, Zaïre

Introduced into:

Queensland

Indigofera vohemarensis Baill. appears in other Kew resources:

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
Jan 1, 1991 Perville, M. [s.n.], Madagascar K000393173 isolectotype
Jun 14, 1954 Kuntze, O. [s.n.], Mozambique K000392925 Unknown type material
Jun 3, 1954 Quartin Dillon [s.n.], Ethiopia K000392737 isotype
Schrire, B.D. [2568], Kenya 62728.000
Goetze, W. [708], Tanzania K000392808
Perville, M. [s.n.], Madagascar K000393172 isolectotype

First published in Bull. Mens. Soc. Linn. Paris 1: 400 (1883)

Accepted by

  • Lepschi, B. & Monro, A. (Project Coordinators) (2014). Australian Plant Census (APC) Council of Heads of Australian Herbaria. http://www.anbg.gov.au/chah/apc/index.html.
  • Schrire, B.D. (2012). Flora Zambesiaca 3(4): 1-245. Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.
  • Du Puy, D.J., Labat, N.-N., Rabevohitra, R., Villiers, J.-F., Bosser, J. & Moat, J. (2002). The Leguminosae of Madagascar: 1-737. 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.

Literature

Kew Backbone Distributions

  • Lepschi, B. & Monro, A. (Project Coordinators) (2014). Australian Plant Census (APC) Council of Heads of Australian Herbaria. http://www.anbg.gov.au/chah/apc/index.html.
  • Schrire, B.D. (2012). Flora Zambesiaca 3(4): 1-245. Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.
  • Du Puy, D.J., Labat, N.-N., Rabevohitra, R., Villiers, J.-F., Bosser, J. & Moat, J. (2002). The Leguminosae of Madagascar: 1-737. 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.

Flora of Tropical East Africa

  • Gillett in Kew Bulletin, Add. Ser. 1: 47 (1958).
  • Baill. in Bull. Soc. Linn. Paris 1: 400 (1883).

International Legume Database and Information Service

  • Du Puy, D. J. et al. (2002). The Leguminosae of Madagascar. RBG Kew.
  • Gillett, J. B. et al. (1971). Papilionoideae. In: Fl. Trop. E. Africa, Milne-Redhead & Polhill

Flora of Tropical East Africa
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Herbarium Catalogue Specimens
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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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