Family:
Fabaceae Lindl.
Genus:
Indigofera L.

Indigofera dauensis J.B.Gillett

This species is accepted, and its native range is S. Ethiopia to NE. Kenya.

[ILDIS]

International Legume Database and Information Service

Conservation
Not Threatened
Ecology
Africa: Somalia-Masai bushland and thicket
Morphology General Habit
Perennial, Not climbing, Herb

[FTEA]

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

Morphology General Habit
A spreading strigose herb, probably perennial, with branches up to 25 cm. long.
Morphology Leaves
Leaves pinnately 3-foliolate; stipules ± linear, up to 8 mm. long; petiole ± 2 cm. long; rhachis 5–7 mm. long; leaflets elliptic-oblong, obtuse, up to 24 mm. long and 12 mm. wide.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences
Racemes many-flowered, up to 10 cm. long, including a peduncle up to 4 cm. long.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Calyx
Calyx deeply divided, less than half as long as the 4 mm. long stamens.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Corolla
Corolla dull yellow, the standard rather persistent, strigose outside, ± 5 mm. long.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Pod straight, acute, with a continuous lateral ridge, ± 15–18 mm. long, 2.4 mm. wide, stiffly pilose, ± 5-seeded.
Figures
Fig. 36/5, p. 221.
Habitat
Acacia, Commiphora open bushland on limestone soils; 360 m.; rainfall ± 250 mm.
Distribution
K1 not known elsewhere

[FSOM]

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

Morphology General Habit
Annual or short-lived perennial decumbent herb, strigose, with the hairs often spreading at the tips
Morphology Leaves
Leaves pinnately 3-foliolate; rhachis up to 30 mm long including a petiole of up to 24 mm; leaflets elliptic, obtuse at the apex, 10–24 x 4–12 mm
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences
Racemes many-flowered, up to 10–16 cm long including a peduncle of up to 4–5.5 cm
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Calyx
Calyx 1.5–2 mm long; lobes narrowly triangular-acuminate, longer than the tube
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Corolla
Standard narrow, 4–5 mm long, strigose outside, rather persistent
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Androecium Stamens
Stamens c. 4 mm long
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Pod reflexed, straight, acute, with a continuous lateral ridge, 10–18 x 2–2.4 mm, strigose, c. 5-seeded.
Distribution
S1 (near Luuq); S Ethiopia, NE Kenya
Ecology
Altitude c. 150 m.

Native to:

Ethiopia, Kenya, Somalia

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

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status Has image?
Dec 15, 1955 Gillet JB [13370], Kenya K000059113 Yes
Gilbert, M.G. [1229], Kenya K000059110 Yes

First published in Kew Bull., Addit. Ser. 1: 15 (1958)

Accepted by

  • Lock, J.M. (1989). Legumes of Africa a check-list: 1-619. Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.
  • Thulin, M. (ed.) (1993). Flora of Somalia 1: 1-493. The Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.

Literature

Kew Backbone Distributions

  • Lock, J.M. (1989). Legumes of Africa a check-list: 1-619. Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.
  • Thulin, M. (ed.) (1993). Flora of Somalia 1: 1-493. The Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.

Flora of Somalia

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

Flora of Tropical East Africa

  • Gillett in Kew Bulletin, Add. Ser. 1: 15 (1958).

International Legume Database and Information Service

  • Gillett, J. B. et al. (1971). Papilionoideae. In: Fl. Trop. E. Africa, Milne-Redhead & Polhill

  • Flora of Somalia

    Flora of Somalia
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  • Flora of Tropical East Africa

    Flora of Tropical East Africa
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  • 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/
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  • Kew Names and Taxonomic Backbone

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