Family:
Fabaceae Lindl.
Genus:
Indigofera L.

Indigofera asterocalycina Gilli

This species is accepted, and its native range is Tanzania.

[ILDIS]

International Legume Database and Information Service

Conservation
Insufficiently known
Ecology
Africa: Zambezian bushland and thicket
Morphology General Habit
Perennial, Not climbing, Herb/Shrub

[FTEA]

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

Morphology General Habit
Shrubby herb up to 3 m. tall; young branches purplish, densely covered with short white biramous hairs spreading at the tips.
Morphology Leaves
Stipules narrowly triangular, erect, up to 1.5 mm. long; leaf-rhachis, including the 2–5 mm. petiole, up to 25 mm. long, prolonged 2–5 mm. beyond the lateral leaflets; leaflets 5–9, narrowly oblong-elliptic, mucronate, up to 15 mm. long and 4 mm. wide, appressed strigulose on both surfaces.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences
Racemes many-flowered, up to 7 cm. long, including a peduncle of up to 12 mm.; bracts lanceolate, ±1.5 mm. long, very caducous; pedicels ± 1 mm. long.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Calyx
Calyx appressed silky puberulent with both white and golden-brown hairs, ± 2 mm. long; lobes narrowly triangular, 1.5 mm. long, spreading like a star in the fruiting stage.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Corolla
Corolla appressed puberulent outside with both white and golden hairs.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Androecium Stamens
Stamens 4–5 mm. long.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Gynoecium Style
Style ± 3.5 mm. long, curved through 90° rather above the middle.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Pods spreading, subcylindrical, ending in a beak 0.5 mm. long, up to 20 mm. long, ± 1.8 mm. wide, their pale brown colour not hidden by the short crisped white hairs, 2–7-seeded; endocarp not spotted.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Seeds
Seeds ellipsoid, golden-brown, smooth.
Habitat
Bushland with Dodonaea and Hyparrhenia; 530 m.; rainfall ± 1600 mm.
Distribution
not known elsewhere T7

Native to:

Tanzania

Indigofera asterocalycina Gilli appears in other Kew resources:

First published in Ann. Naturhist. Mus. Wien 74: 432 (1970 publ. 1971)

Accepted by

  • 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 Tropical East Africa

  • Gilli in Ann. Nat. Hist. Mus. Wien 74: 12, t. 2 (1970).

International Legume Database and Information Service

  • Gillett, J. B. et al. (1971). Papilionoideae. In: Fl. Trop. E. Africa, Milne-Redhead & Polhill

  • Flora of Tropical East Africa

    Flora of Tropical East Africa
    http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0

  • International Legume Database and Information Service

    International Legume Database and Information Service (ILDIS) V10.39 Nov 2011
    http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0

  • Kew Backbone Distributions

    The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families 2022. Published on the Internet at http://www.ipni.org and http://apps.kew.org/wcsp/
    © Copyright 2017 World Checklist of Selected Plant Families. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0

  • Kew Names and Taxonomic Backbone

    The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families 2022. Published on the Internet at http://www.ipni.org and http://apps.kew.org/wcsp/
    © Copyright 2017 International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0