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This species is accepted, and its native range is S. Ethiopia to NE. Kenya.

[ILDIS]

International Legume Database and Information Service

Conservation
Not Threatened
Ecology
Africa: Somalia-Masai bushland and thicket
Habit
Perennial, Not climbing, Herb/Shrub

[FSOM]

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

Habit
Slender erect shrublet up to 1–2 m tall
Stem
Old stems with dark purple bark; young branches white strigose
Leaves
Leaf-rhachis 2–4.5 cm long including a petiole of 0.5–1.3 cm
Leaflets
Leaflets 5–9, opposite, elliptic to obovate, rounded to emarginate at the apex, 4–15 x 2.5–10 mm, strigose on both surfaces
Inflorescences
Racemes fairly dense, c. 10–25-flowered, 3–7.5 cm long including a peduncle of 0.5–2 cm, white strigose
Calyx
Calyx 3–5 mm long, deeply divided into very narrowly triangular to almost setaceous lobes
Corolla
Standard white pubescent outside
Stamens
Stamens 6–8 mm long
Fruits
Pod reflexed, 20–60 x 3–4 mm, straight, with a forwardly directed beak, somewhat flattened and not markedly tetragonal, strigose, 4–8-seeded.
Distribution
N3; S1; S Ethiopia, NE Kenya
Ecology
Altitude c. 450 m.

Native to:

Ethiopia, Kenya, Somalia

Indigofera boranica Thulin appears in other Kew resources:

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
Jun 4, 1980 Gilbert, M.G. [1517], Kenya K000392952 Unknown type material

First published in Nordic J. Bot. 2: 44 (1982)

Accepted by

  • 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

  • Lock, J.M. (1989). Legumes of Africa a check-list: 1-619. Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.

Flora of Somalia

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

International Legume Database and Information Service

  • Thulin, M. (1983). Opera Botanica 68:1-223. Leguminosae of Ethiopia

Flora of Somalia
Flora of Somalia
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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
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
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