Family:
Fabaceae Lindl.
Genus:
Indigofera L.

Indigofera basiflora 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

Morphology General Habit
A shrublet up to 70 cm. tall.
Diagnostic
Differs from I. spinosa in the characters shown in the key, in the inflorescence-spines not exceeding 15 mm. in length, in the less silvery branches and the somewhat stouter pods (2.2 mm. wide and 2.0 mm. thick).
Morphology Leaves
Leaves 3-foliolate or rarely 1-foliolate.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Seeds
Seeds orange-yellow, oblong or ellipsoid, ± 2 by 1.3 mm.
Figures
Fig. 40/14, 15, p. 254.
Habitat
Thin rocky soil and over-grazed areas in dry grassland; 450–1900 m.; rainfall 350–800 mm.
Distribution
T1 T2 T3 not known elsewhere

[ILDIS]

International Legume Database and Information Service

Conservation
Insufficiently known
Ecology
Africa: Somalia-Masai grasslands
Morphology General Habit
Perennial, Not climbing, Herb/Shrub

Native to:

Tanzania

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

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status Has image?
Dec 14, 1954 Thompson [270], Tanzania K000392807 holotype Yes

First published in Kew Bull., Addit. Ser. 1: 51 (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: 51 (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
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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
    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/
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  • Kew Names and Taxonomic Backbone

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