Family:
Fabaceae Lindl.
Genus:
Indigofera L.

Indigofera deflersii Baker f.

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

[FSOM]

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

Morphology General Habit
Prostrate or decumbent herb
Morphology Stem
Stems to 20 cm long, covered by appressed to somewhat spreading hairs when young
Morphology Leaves
Leaves pinnately 3-foliolate; rhachis up to 18 mm long including petiole of up to 13 mm
Morphology Leaves Leaflets
Leaflets cuneate-obovate, up to 15 x 12 mm, both sides rough by hairs with ± spreading tips; stipules linear, up to 4 mm long
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences
Axis of inflorescence up to 12 cm long including up to 2 cm long peduncle, ± sparsely hairy, green, not spinescent
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Calyx
Calyx c. 1.2–1.5 mm long, divided to below the middle
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Corolla
Standard pubescent outside, ± persistent
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Androecium Stamens
Stamens c. 3.2 mm long
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Gynoecium Style
Style c. 1 mm long, upcurved
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Pod reflexed, straight, 4-angular, somewhat torulose, c. 10–12 x 2–2.4 mm, pubescent with ± spreading hairs, c. 4–5-seeded; endocarp unspotted
Morphology Reproductive morphology Seeds
Seeds angular, c. 1.2 x 1.2 mm.
Distribution
N2; Yemen (Hadramaut)
Ecology
Altitude c. 500 m.
Note
First record for Somalia (S of Laasqoray, along the road to the Geldora Pass at 11°03’N, 48°16’E). I. deflersii has previously been known only from the type, Deflers 384 (Z holo.), a young plant without fruits from Hadramaut (see Thulin in Opera Bot. 68: 95, 1983). New complete material from the type locality (Thulin & al. 7882) supports the view that this is a distinct species related to I. spiniflora Boiss. The above collection from Somalia is obviously conspecific.

[ILDIS]

International Legume Database and Information Service

Morphology General Habit
Perennial, Not climbing, Herb

Native to:

Somalia, Yemen

Indigofera deflersii Baker f. appears in other Kew resources:

First published in Vierteljahrsschr. Naturf. Ges. Zürich 49: 194 (1904)

Accepted by

  • Govaerts, R., Nic Lughadha, E., Black, N., Turner, R. & Paton, A. (2021). The World Checklist of Vascular Plants, a continuously updated resource for exploring global plant diversity. https://doi.org/10.1038/s41597-021-00997-6 Scientific Data 8: 215.

Literature

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

  • 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