Family:
Fabaceae Lindl.
Genus:
Indigofera L.

Indigofera ciferrii Chiov.

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

[FSOM]

M. Thulin et al. Flora of Somalia, Vol. 1-4 [updated 2008] https://plants.jstor.org/collection/FLOS

Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Androecium Stamens
Stamens c. 4 mm long
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Pods deflexed, upcurved, c. 20 x 1.6 mm, laterally flattened, somewhat constricted between the seeds, silvery with hairs with spreading tips, c. 7–8-seeded.
Distribution
S2 (between Marka and Mogadishu) not known elsewhere.
Ecology
Altitude range c. 5–30 m.
Type
S2, “Merca”, Ciferri 63/bis (FT holo., K iso.)
Morphology General Habit
Shrublet, up to c. 30 cm high
Morphology Stem
Young stems completely covered by silvery hairs with ± spreading tips
Morphology Leaves
Leaves digitately or sometimes pinnately 3-foliolate with a rhachis up to 3 mm long; petiole up to 8 mm long, conspicuously broad
Morphology Leaves Leaflets
Leaflets oblanceolate to obovate or suborbicular, 4–11 x 3–8 mm, obtuse to emarginate and mucronate at the apex, silvery with hairs spreading at the tips
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences
Racemes many-flowered; rhachis 20–200 mm long including peduncle of up to 15 mm, silvery
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Calyx
Calyx c. 2 mm long, divided to below the middle
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Corolla
Standard strigose outside, soon falling

[ILDIS]

International Legume Database and Information Service

Morphology General Habit
Perennial, Not climbing, Herb/Shrub

Native to:

Somalia

Indigofera ciferrii Chiov. appears in other Kew resources:

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status Has image?
Ciferri, R. [63.bis], Somalia K000392802 Yes

First published in Atti Ist. Bot. "Giovani Briosi", ser. 4, 7: 128 (1936)

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 Somalia

  • Flora Somalia, Vol 1, (1993) Author: by M. Thulin [updated by M. Thulin 2008]

  • Flora of Somalia

    Flora of Somalia
    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