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This species is accepted, and its native range is E. Ethiopia to Somalia.

[FSOM]

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

Habit
Slender shrublet up to 0.5 m tall, silvery strigose throughout with appressed or somewhat spreading hairs
Stem
Older stems with flaking epidermis, becoming purplish brown
Leaves
Leaf-rhachis 5–14 mm long including a petiole of 3–9 mm
Leaflets
Leaflets 3–5, opposite, obovate, 4–9 x 2–5 mm
Inflorescences
Racemes (5–)10–25-flowered, 1.5–8 cm long, including a peduncle of 0.2–1.2 cm
Calyx
Calyx 2–2.5 mm long, divided to the middle
Corolla
Standard pubescent outside
Stamens
Stamens c. 5 mm long
Fruits
Pod ascending, spreading or somewhat reflexed, straight, (7–)10–20 x 1.5–2.2 mm, strigose, (2–)4–8-seeded.
Distribution
N1–3; C1, 2; E Ethiopia
Ecology
Altitude range 5–450 m.
Note
A variable species. The populations in N1–3 generally have very small leaves and a closely appressed indumentum. Plants from ± coastal dunes in C1 (e.g. Thulin & Abdi Dahir 6591, 6607) generally have short and few-flowered inflorescences and short (c. 7–10 mm long) pods.

[ILDIS]

International Legume Database and Information Service

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

Native to:

Ethiopia, Somalia

Indigofera eremophila Thulin appears in other Kew resources:

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
Jan 1, 1981 Gilbert, M.G. [2090], Ethiopia K000392776 holotype

First published in Nordic J. Bot. 2: 41 (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. (1989). Nordic J. Bot. 8:457-488. new/noteworthy legumes NE Trop. Afr.
  • 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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