Family:
Fabaceae Lindl.
Genus:
Indigofera L.

Indigofera atricephala J.B.Gillett

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

[FTEA]

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

Diagnostic
Closely related to I. schliebenii, but the leaflets are more numerous (5–7) and wider in proportion to their length (up to 15 mm. long and 8 mm. wide), the peduncle is up to 4.5 cm. long, the standard is not pointed, the keel is not rostrate, and the stamens are 4 mm. long.
Habitat
Upland grassland; 1600–2100 m.; rainfall 850–1000 mm.
Distribution
T4 T7 T8

[ILDIS]

International Legume Database and Information Service

Conservation
Insufficiently known
Ecology
Africa: Zambezian grassland, Afromontane grassland
Morphology General Habit
Annual, Not climbing, Herb

Native to:

Tanzania

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

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status Has image?
Jan 7, 1955 Davies, R.M. [143], Tanzania K000392853 holotype Yes
Jan 7, 1955 Johnson, W.P. [s.n.], Mozambique K000511587 No
Richards, H.M. [8640], Tanzania K000514571 No
Milne-Redhead, E. [8699], Tanzania K000511588 No

First published in Kew Bull., Addit. Ser. 1: 81 (1958)

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

  • Gillett in Kew Bulletin, Add. Ser. 1: 81 (1958).

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

  • Herbarium Catalogue Specimens

    Digital Image © Board of Trustees, RBG Kew http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/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