Family:
Fabaceae Lindl.
Genus:
Indigofera L.

Indigofera elwakensis J.B.Gillett

This species is accepted, and its native range is Kenya.

[ILDIS]

International Legume Database and Information Service

Conservation
Insufficiently known
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
Perennial herb with a woody corky-barked base and procumbent pubescent branches up to ± 30 cm. long.
Morphology Leaves
Stipules 1–2 mm. long; rhachis 13–18 mm. long including a petiole of 2–3 mm., prolonged ± 2 mm. beyond the lateral leaflets; leaflets 5–9, broadly elliptic or obovate, ± 5 mm. long and 3 mm. wide, with viscid tips and margins, ± strigose above and markedly so beneath.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences
Racemes 3–15-flowered, the axis almost glabrous, 25–50 mm. long, including a peduncle of 8–20 mm.; bracts caducous, ± 1 mm. long; pedicels pilose, ± 1 mm. long.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Calyx
Calyx strigose, ± 1.8 mm. long, the ± triangular subulate-tipped lobes rather shorter than the tube.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Corolla
Corolla pubescent outside.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Androecium Stamens
Stamens 2.5–4.5 mm. long.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Pod 12–15 mm. long, 1.8 mm. wide, 1.5 mm. thick, sparingly strigose, ± 8-seeded; endocarp spotted.
Habitat
Acacia, Commiphora open bushland; 250–400 m.; rainfall 200–300 mm.
Distribution
K1 not known elsewhere

Native to:

Kenya

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

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status Has image?
Dec 15, 1954 Gillet JB [13370], Kenya K000059109 Yes
Gillett, J.B. [19207], Kenya K000059108 No
Gillett, J.B. [21267], Kenya K000059099 No
Gilbert, M.G. [1670], Kenya K000059097 Yes
Gilbert, M.G. [1156], Kenya K000059101 No
Brenan, J.P.M. [14787], Kenya K000059102 No
Gilbert, M.G. [1276], Kenya K000059100 No
Gillett, J.B. [20676], Kenya K000059096 No
Gillett, J.B. [21160], Kenya K000059098 No
Brenan, J.P.M. [14729], Kenya K000059103 No

First published in Kew Bull., Addit. Ser. 1: 45 (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: 45 (1958).

International Legume Database and Information Service

  • Gillett, J. B. (1958). Kew Bull. Addnl. ser. 1:1-166. Indigofera.. in Tropical Africa.

  • 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
    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

    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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