Family:
Fabaceae Lindl.
Genus:
Indigofera L.

Indigofera dissitiflora Baker

This species is accepted, and its native range is Tanzania to S. Tropical Africa.

[FTEA]

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

Morphology General Habit
Branches sparingly appressed strigose.
Morphology Leaves
Stipules subulate, 1–3 mm. long, much shorter than the petiole which is up to 10 mm. long; rhachis (including petiole) up to 2 cm. long, prolonged 0–2 mm. beyond lateral leaflets; leaflets 3–9, narrowly oblanceolate, up to 20 mm. long and 2.5 mm. wide, strigulose on both surfaces.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences
Racemes 3–5-flowered; peduncle glabrous, up to 17 mm. long; bracts filiform; pedicels 1 mm. long.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Calyx
Calyx strigose, 1.5 mm. long, divided to the middle.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Corolla
Corolla strigulose outside.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Androecium Stamens
Stamens 3.5–5 mm. long.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Fruit up to 2 cm. long, ± 1 mm. wide, densely appressed strigulose.
Habitat
Grassland on sandy soil in secondary deciduous woodland; 1100–1500 m.; rainfall 600–900 mm.
Distribution
not known elsewhere T4 T7

[ILDIS]

International Legume Database and Information Service

Conservation
Insufficiently known
Ecology
Africa: Zambezian grassland
Morphology General Habit
Annual, Not climbing, Herb

Native to:

Malawi, Tanzania, Zambia, Zimbabwe

Indigofera dissitiflora Baker appears in other Kew resources:

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status Has image?
Cameron [41], Tanzania K000392809 Unknown type material Yes

First published in J. Linn. Soc., Bot. 15: 93 (1876)

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.
  • Schrire, B.D. (2012). Flora Zambesiaca 3(4): 1-245. Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.

Flora of Tropical East Africa

  • Bak in Oliv. in Journal of the Linnean Society of London, Botany 15: 93 (1876).
  • Gillett in Kew Bulletin, Add. Ser. 1: 47 (1958).
  • J.P.M. Brenan, Check-lists of the Forest Trees and Shrubs of the British Empire no. 5, part II, Tanganyika Territory p. 427 (1949).

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