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

[FTEA]

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

Habit
Shrubby herb up to 1.3 m. tall; branches reddish, strigulose.
Leaves
Stipules subulate, ± 1.5 mm. long; rhachis up to 5 cm. long, including a petiole of 5–12 mm., prolonged 3–5 mm. beyond the lateral leaflets; leaflets 5–13, elliptic-oblong, up to 9 mm. long and 4 mm. wide, strigose on both surfaces.
Inflorescences
Racemes many-flowered, up to 14 cm. long in fruit, including a peduncle of ± 5 mm.; bracts lanceolate, caducous; pedicels ± 1 mm. long.
Calyx
Calyx ± 1.5–2 mm. long, divided to the middle, shorter above than below; lobes triangular, with subulate tips.
Corolla
Corolla appressed strigulose outside.
Stamens
Stamens 4–5 mm. long.
Fruits
Pod subcylindrical, 9–18 mm. long, ± 1.5 mm. wide, strigulose, 7–8-seeded; endocarp spotted.
Distribution
U

[ILDIS]

International Legume Database and Information Service

Conservation
Not Threatened
Ecology
Africa: Zambezian grassland
Habit
Perennial, Not climbing, Herb/Shrub

Native to:

Malawi, Mozambique, Uganda, Zimbabwe

Indigofera wildiana J.B.Gillett appears in other Kew resources:

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
Jan 1, 1955 Eyles [6636], Zimbabwe K000392879 holotype
Jan 1, 1955 Monro, C.F.H. [1705], Zimbabwe K000392878 Unknown type material

First published in Kew Bull., Addit. Ser. 1: 72 (1958)

Accepted by

  • Schrire, B.D. (2012). Flora Zambesiaca 3(4): 1-245. Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.
  • Lock, J.M. (1989). Legumes of Africa a check-list: 1-619. Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.

Literature

Kew Backbone Distributions

  • Schrire, B.D. (2012). Flora Zambesiaca 3(4): 1-245. Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.

Flora of Tropical East Africa

  • Gillett in Kew Bulletin, Add. Ser. 1: 72 (1958).

International Legume Database and Information Service

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

Flora of Tropical East Africa
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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