Family:
Fabaceae Lindl.
Genus:
Indigofera L.

Indigofera drepanocarpa Taub.

This species is accepted, and its native range is Nigeria to Tanzania and Zambia.

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Conservation
Not Threatened
Ecology
Africa: Lake Victoria regional transition zone; grasslands, Zambezian grassland, Sudanian grasslands
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 more or less procumbent perennial herb, sometimes rooting at the nodes, much resembling I. nummulariïfolia.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Corolla
Beside the differences shown in the key the corolla is usually rather larger and less caducous.
Morphology Leaves
Leaf-blades ovate, elliptic or most often oblong-elliptic, usually cordate at the base, sometimes truncate or rounded.
Morphology General Indumentum
Hairs on stems and inflorescence-rhachis nearly always crisped, spreading at the tips.
Figures
Fig. 35/1–11.
Habitat
Open places; 400–1650 m.; rainfall 750–2000 mm.
Distribution
T1 T4 T5 T6 T7 U1 U2 U3 U4

Native to:

Angola, Burundi, Central African Repu, Nigeria, Rwanda, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia, Zaïre

Indigofera drepanocarpa Taub. appears in other Kew resources:

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status Has image?
Stuhlmann [1039], Tanzania K000392832 Yes
Bidgood, S. [5382], Tanzania K000190612 No

First published in H.G.A.Engler (ed.), Pflanzenw. Ost-Afrikas, C: 209 (1895)

Accepted by

  • Boulvert, Y. (1977). Catalogue de la Flore de Centrafrique 2(1): 1-85. ORSTROM, Bangui.
  • Figueiredo, E. & Smith, G.F. (2008). Plants of Angola Strelitzia 22: 1-279. National Botanical Institute, Pretoria.
  • 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.
  • Troupin, G. (ed.) (1983). Flora du Rwanda 2: 1-603. Musee Royal de l'Afrique Centrale.

Literature

Kew Backbone Distributions

  • Boulvert, Y. (1977). Catalogue de la Flore de Centrafrique 2(1): 1-85. ORSTROM, Bangui.
  • Figueiredo, E. & Smith, G.F. (2008). Plants of Angola Strelitzia 22: 1-279. National Botanical Institute, Pretoria.
  • Schrire, B.D. (2012). Flora Zambesiaca 3(4): 1-245. Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.
  • Troupin, G. (ed.) (1983). Flora du Rwanda 2: 1-603. Musee Royal de l'Afrique Centrale.

Flora of Tropical East Africa

  • Bak. f., Leguminosae of Tropical Africa: 96 (1926).
  • Cronquist in Flore du Congo Belge et du Ruanda-Urundi, 5: 125 (1954).
  • Gillett in Kew Bulletin, Add Ser. 1: 8 (1958).
  • Taub. in Die Pflanzenwelt Ost-Afrikas und der Nachbargebiete, Theile C: 209 (1895).
  • Torre in Consp. Fl. Angol. 3: 101 (1962).

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
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  • Herbarium Catalogue Specimens

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  • International Legume Database and Information Service

    International Legume Database and Information Service (ILDIS) V10.39 Nov 2011
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  • Kew Backbone Distributions

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