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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

Type
S1, 50 km on road between Garbaharrey and Luuq, Thulin & Bashir Mohamed 6943 (UPS holo., FT K MOG iso.)
Habit
Perennial prostrate herb, appressed strigose
Leaves
Leaves pinnately 3-foliolate; rhachis up to 35 mm long including a petiole of up to 27 mm; leaflets narrowly elliptic to obovate or suborbicular, obtuse to rounded at the apex, 10–32 x 5–19 mm
Inflorescences
Racemes up to 5(–7) cm long including a peduncle of up to 2.5 cm, equalling or somewhat exceeding the leaves
Calyx
Calyx c. 2 mm long; lobes subulate, longer than the tube
Corolla
Standard obovate, c. 3.5–4 mm long, strigose outside, persistent
Stamens
Stamens c. 3–3.5 mm long
Fruits
Pod reflexed, straight, shortly acute, with a continuous to interrupted lateral ridge, 6–12 x 2.4–3 mm, strigose, 2–3-seeded.
Distribution
C1; S1; E Ethiopia
Ecology
Altitude range 140–200 m.
Vernacular
Darga (Somali).
Note
I. gypsacea is in Somalia known only from near Ceelbuur in C1 and near Luuq in S1. The plants from near Luuq are more robust with larger leaves and usually proportionally wider leaflets than those from near Ceelbuur.

[ILDIS]

International Legume Database and Information Service

Habit
Perennial, Not climbing, Herb

Native to:

Ethiopia, Somalia

Indigofera gypsacea Thulin appears in other Kew resources:

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
Jan 1, 1991 Thulin, M. [6943], Somalia K000392775 isotype

First published in Nordic J. Bot. 12: 317 (1992)

Accepted by

  • Hedberg, I., Friis, I. & Persson, E. (2009). Flora of Ethiopia and Eritrea 1: 1-305. The National Herbarium, Addis Ababa University, Ethiopia & The Department of Systematic Botany, Upps.
  • Thulin, M. (ed.) (1993). Flora of Somalia 1: 1-493. The Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.

Literature

Kew Backbone Distributions

  • Hedberg, I., Friis, I. & Persson, E. (2009). Flora of Ethiopia and Eritrea 1: 1-305. The National Herbarium, Addis Ababa University, Ethiopia & The Department of Systematic Botany, Upps.
  • Thulin, M. (ed.) (1993). Flora of Somalia 1: 1-493. The Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.

Flora of Somalia

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

Flora of Somalia
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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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