Family:
Fabaceae Lindl.
Genus:
Indigofera L.

Indigofera bogdanii J.B.Gillett

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

[FTEA]

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

Morphology General Habit
An intricate shrublet up to 0.5 m. tall; stems cylindrical, like the leaf-rhachides and inflorescences rather densely appressed strigulose.
Morphology Leaves
Stipules triangular-subulate, ± 1 mm. long; rhachis 10–15 mm. long, including a petiole of ± 2 mm.; leaflets 5–9, cuneate-oblong, apiculate, up to 5 mm. long and 3 mm. wide, green or blackish when dry, strigulose beneath, glabrous above.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences
Racemes 10–12-flowered, sessile, ± 1 cm. long; bracts ovate, ± 0.4 mm. long, deciduous or persistent; pedicels ± 1 mm. long, strongly reflexed in fruit.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Calyx
Calyx white strigulose, ± 1.5 mm. long; lobes broadly triangular, shorter than the tube.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Corolla
Corolla white or brown strigulose outside.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Androecium Stamens
Stamens ± 4 mm. long.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Pod brown, indehiscent, straight or slightly curved, up to 12 mm. long, strongly torulose, the segments subglobular, ± 2.2 mm. in diameter, the isthmi ± 1.3 mm. wide and 0.9 mm. thick, strigulose.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Seeds
Seeds 1–4, subglobose, smooth, black.

[ILDIS]

International Legume Database and Information Service

Conservation
Not Threatened
Ecology
Africa: Somalia-Masai grasslands, Afromontane grassland
Morphology General Habit
Perennial, Not climbing, Herb/Shrub

Native to:

Ethiopia, Kenya, Tanzania

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

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status Has image?
Jan 18, 1955 Bogdan, A. [952], Kenya K000059883 No
Jan 18, 1955 Drummond, R.B. [4434], Kenya K000059882 No
Jan 18, 1955 Twiner, Q. [3507], Kenya K000059884 No
Gillett, J.B. [18625], Kenya K000059894 No
Napper, D. [837], Kenya K000059885 No
Kerfoot, O. [3938], Kenya K000059888 No
Verdcourt, B. [3703], Kenya K000059887 Yes
Polhill, R.M. [425], Kenya K000059886 Yes
Luke, P.A. [6163], Kenya K000059881 No

First published in Kew Bull., Addit. Ser. 1: 103 (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: 103 (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

    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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