Family:
Fabaceae Lindl.
Genus:
Indigofera L.

Indigofera atriceps Hook.f.

This species is accepted, and its native range is Tropical Africa.

[FTEA]

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

Morphology General Habit
Coarse branching usually erect herb up to 2 m. tall, everywhere strigose, some or many of the biramous hairs being brown or black, except on the leaflets; glandular multicellular hairs always present on the pods and usually on the stems, inflorescence and leaf-rhachis.
Morphology Leaves
Stipules subulate, spreading; leaflets 3–15, more or less elliptic, about twice as long as wide, or narrower, up to 25 mm. long and 8 mm. wide.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences
Racemes many-flowered, dense, pedunculate, often ± secund.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Calyx
Calyx deeply divided; lobes narrowly triangular, with subulate-setaceous tips.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Corolla
Corolla dark strigose outside.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Androecium Stamens
Stamens 4–6 mm. long.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Gynoecium Pistil
Ovary much shorter than the style, which is bent through 90° beyond the middle.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Pod straight, with both dark or pale biramous hairs and more or less glandular multicellular hairs, 3–8-seeded; endocarp hardly spotted.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Seeds
Seeds smooth, subspherical.

[ILDIS]

International Legume Database and Information Service

Conservation
Not Threatened
Morphology General Habit
Annual, Not climbing, Herb

Native to:

Burundi, Cameroon, Ethiopia, Guinea, Kenya, Malawi, Mali, Mozambique, Nigeria, Rwanda, Sierra Leone, Sudan, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia, Zaïre, Zimbabwe

Indigofera atriceps Hook.f. appears in other Kew resources:

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status Has image?
Aug 1, 1998 Onana, J.-M. [635], Cameroon K000337822 No
Jan 1, 1972 Letouzey, R. [11588], Cameroon K000087116 No
Dunlap [208], Cameroon K000087101 No
Boughey, A.S. [10698], Cameroon K000087133 No
Breteler, F.J. [MC 11], Cameroon K000087178 No
Migeod, F. W. H. [132], Cameroon K000087105 No
Maitland, T.D. [808], Cameroon K000087102 No
Morton, J.K. [573], Cameroon K000087134 No
Johnston, H.H. [68], Cameroon K000087179 No
Maitland, T.D. [921], Cameroon K000087139 No
Meijer, W. [15437], Cameroon K000087117 No
Thomas, D.W. [2636], Cameroon K000087118 No
Morton, J.K. [6844], Cameroon K000087135 No
Morton, J.K. [760], Cameroon K000087100 No
Maitland, T.D. [1215], Cameroon K000087138 No
Maitland, T.D. [295], Cameroon K000087103 No
Morton, J.K. [7098], Cameroon K000087136 No
Mildbraed, G. W. J. [10831], Cameroon K000087104 No

First published in J. Proc. Linn. Soc., Bot. 7: 190 (1863)

Accepted by

  • Boudet, G., Lebrun, J.P. & Demange, R. (1986). Catalogue des plantes vasculaires du Mali: 1-465. Etudes d'Elevage et de Médecine Vétérinaire des Pays Tropicaux.
  • Darbyshire, I., Kordofani, M., Farag, I., Candiga, R. & Pickering, H. (eds.) (2015). The Plants of Sudan and South Sudan: 1-400. Kew publishing, Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.
  • Lock, J.M. (1989). Legumes of Africa a check-list: 1-619. Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.
  • Schrire, B.D. (2012). Flora Zambesiaca 3(4): 1-245. Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.
  • Timberlake, J.R., Bayliss, J., Alves, T., Francisco, J., Harris, T., Nangoma, D. & de Sousa, C. (2009). Biodiversity and Conservation of Mchese Mountain, Malawi. Report produced under the Darwin Initiative Award 15/036: 1-71. Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.
  • Troupin, G. (ed.) (1983). Flora du Rwanda 2: 1-603. Musee Royal de l'Afrique Centrale.

Literature

Kew Backbone Distributions

  • Boudet, G., Lebrun, J.P. & Demange, R. (1986). Catalogue des plantes vasculaires du Mali: 1-465. Etudes d'Elevage et de Médecine Vétérinaire des Pays Tropicaux.
  • Lisowski, S. (2009). Flore (Angiospermes) de la République de Guinée Scripta Botanica Belgica 41: 1-517.
  • Schrire, B.D. (2012). Flora Zambesiaca 3(4): 1-245. Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.
  • Timberlake, J.R., Bayliss, J., Alves, T., Francisco, J., Harris, T., Nangoma, D. & de Sousa, C. (2009). Biodiversity and Conservation of Mchese Mountain, Malawi. Report produced under the Darwin Initiative Award 15/036: 1-71. Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.
  • Troupin, G. (ed.) (1983). Flora du Rwanda 2: 1-603. Musee Royal de l'Afrique Centrale.

Flora of Tropical East Africa

  • Bak. in Flora of Tropical Africa 2: 94 (1871).
  • Cronquist in Flore du Congo Belge et du Ruanda-Urundi, 5: 165 (1954).
  • F. White, Forest Flora of Northern Rhodesia p. 154 (1962).
  • Gillett in Kew Bulletin, Add. Ser. 1: 78 (1958).
  • Hook. f. in Journal of the Linnean Society of London, Botany 7: 190 (1864).

  • Flora of Tropical East Africa

    Flora of Tropical East Africa
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  • Herbarium Catalogue Specimens

  • 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/
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