Family:
Fabaceae Lindl.
Genus:
Indigofera L.

Indigofera brevifilamenta J.B.Gillett

This species is accepted, and its native range is W. Tropical Africa to South Sudan, Tanzania to Zambia.

[FTEA]

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

Morphology General Habit
Annual up to 40 cm. tall with a rather sparse indumentum of more or less appressed white biramous hairs and also numerous rather long slender erect yellowish or reddish multicellular hairs, which may or may not be obscurely gland-tipped, and are 1–3 mm. long on the stems, 0.8–1.5 mm. long on the leaf-rhachis, inflorescence-axis, calyx and fruit and absent from the leaflets.
Morphology Leaves
Leaves 7–15-foliolate; stipules linear-filiform, spreading, up to 6 mm. long; rhachis up to 4 cm. long including a petiole of 10–16 mm. usually longer than the basal leaflets, prolonged beyond the lateral leaflets; leaflets elliptic or oblong-elliptic, 7–10 mm. long, 2–4 mm. wide, 2–5 times as long as wide.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences
Racemes 10–30-flowered, up to 4 cm. long, rather lax in the fruiting stage, the peduncle shorter than the fertile portion of the axis; bracts linear-lanceolate, up to 2 mm. long, caducous; pedicels up to 1 mm. long.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Calyx
Calyx ± 2 mm. long, deeply divided for most of its length into subulate-filiform lobes.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Corolla
Corolla pubescent outside, ± 3 mm. long.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Androecium Stamens
Stamens 2–3 mm. long.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Gynoecium Style
Style bent sharply upwards, 1.2–1.7 mm. long.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Pod straight, spreading, 7–12 mm. long, ±1.5 mm. wide and thick; endocarp spotted.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Seeds
Seeds 4–8.
Habitat
Grassland with scattered Acacia, especially on sandy soil; 840 m.
Distribution
T7

[ILDIS]

International Legume Database and Information Service

Conservation
Not Threatened
Ecology
Africa: Zambezian wooded grassland, Sudanian wooded grassland
Morphology General Habit
Annual, Not climbing, Herb

Native to:

Benin, Cameroon, Central African Repu, Guinea-Bissau, Malawi, Nigeria, Sudan, Tanzania, Zambia

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

First published in Bol. Soc. Brot., sér. 2, 33: 32 (1959)

Accepted by

  • Akoègninou, A., van der Burg, W.J. & van der Maesen, L.J.G. (eds.) (2006). Flore Analytique du Bénin: 1-1034. Backhuys Publishers.
  • Boulvert, Y. (1977). Catalogue de la Flore de Centrafrique 2(1): 1-85. ORSTROM, Bangui.
  • Catarino, L., Sampaio Martins, E., Pinto-Basto, M.F. & Diniz, M.A. (2006). Plantas Vasculares e Briófitos da Guiné-Bissau: 1-298. Instituto de investigação científica tropical, Instituto Português de apoio ao desenvolvimento.
  • 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.

Literature

Kew Backbone Distributions

  • Akoègninou, A., van der Burg, W.J. & van der Maesen, L.J.G. (eds.) (2006). Flore Analytique du Bénin: 1-1034. Backhuys Publishers.
  • Boulvert, Y. (1977). Catalogue de la Flore de Centrafrique 2(1): 1-85. ORSTROM, Bangui.
  • Catarino, L., Sampaio Martins, E., Pinto-Basto, M.F. & Diniz, M.A. (2006). Plantas Vasculares e Briófitos da Guiné-Bissau: 1-298. Instituto de investigação científica tropical, Instituto Português de apoio ao desenvolvimento.
  • 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.

Flora of Tropical East Africa

  • Gillett in Bol. Soc. Brot., sér. 2, 33: 32 (1959)
  • Gillett in Kew Bulletin 24: 489 (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