Family:
Fabaceae Lindl.
Genus:
Indigofera L.

Indigofera curvata 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
Annual herb 20–60 cm. tall; branches reddish, rather closely covered, as are the racemes and pods, with short erect brown glandular hairs as well as longer white adpressed medifixed hairs.
Morphology Leaves
Stipules subulate, up to 4 mm. long; rhachis up to 35 mm. long, including a petiole of 9–12 mm., prolonged up to 3 mm. beyond the lateral leaflets; leaflets 9–13, narrowly obovate or elliptic-oblong, rounded at the apex, up to 12 mm. long and 4 mm. wide, free from glandular hairs, appressed pilose above, strigose beneath.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences
Racemes 10–20-flowered, up to 25 mm. long, including a peduncle of 5–7 mm.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Calyx
Calyx 2.5 mm. long; lobes narrowly deltoid-acuminate, much longer than the tube.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Corolla
Corolla pubescent outside.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Androecium Stamens
Stamens 3 mm. long.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Fruit curved into a semicircle, ± 17 mm. long, 1.4 mm. wide and 0.9 mm. thick, densely covered with reddish glandular hairs up to 0.7 mm. long, as well as appressed white medifixed hairs, 9–12-seeded.
Habitat
Sandy open places in Acacia, Commiphora bushland; 1200–1400 m.; rainfall 700–900 mm.
Distribution
T5 T7 not known elsewhere

[ILDIS]

International Legume Database and Information Service

Conservation
Insufficiently known
Ecology
Africa: Zambezian bushland and thicket
Morphology General Habit
Annual, Not climbing, Herb

Native to:

Tanzania

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

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status Has image?
Jul 21, 1954 Davies, R.M. [560], Tanzania K000392870 isotype Yes
Bidgood, S. [6126], Tanzania K000468299 No

First published in Kew Bull., Addit. Ser. 1: 63 (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: 63 (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
    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