Family:
Fabaceae Lindl.
Genus:
Indigofera L.

Indigofera exellii Torre

This species is accepted, and its native range is S. Somalia, S. Tanzania, Angola.

[FSOM]

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

Morphology General Habit
Annual, up to 25 cm tall, often with spreading branches from near the base
Morphology Stem
Stems sparsely pubescent with appressed hairs
Morphology Leaves
Leaves pinnately 3–7-foliolate, strigose; rhachis up to 22 mm long including up to 12 mm long petiole; leaflets narrowly oblanceolate-oblong, up to 17 x 3 mm
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences
Racemes densely c. 15–30-flowered, 1–4 cm long including 0.5–2.5 cm long peduncle
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Calyx
Calyx 1.5–1.8 mm long, divided to about the middle
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Corolla
Standard strigose outside
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Androecium Stamens
Stamens c. 2 mm long
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Pods deflexed, upcurved, acute, 6–7 x 1.8–2 mm, with lateral ridge of 8–12 transverse lamellae on each side, sparsely strigose, 1-seeded, apparently indehiscent.
Distribution
S1; S Tanzania, Angola
Ecology
Altitude range 230–250 m.
Note
I. exellii, with type from Angola, is an earlier name for I. lamellata in vol. 1: 416 (1993). The species is also known from southern Tanzania and the occurrence in Somalia is puzzling.

[ILDIS]

International Legume Database and Information Service

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

[ILDIS]

International Legume Database and Information Service

Morphology General Habit
Annual, Not climbing, Herb

Native to:

Angola, Somalia, Tanzania

Indigofera exellii Torre appears in other Kew resources:

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status Has image?
Jan 1, 1991 Thulin, M. [6798], Somalia Indigofera lamellata K000392771 isotype Yes

First published in Mem. Junta Invest. Ultramar, 2 Ser. 19: 50 (1960)

Accepted by

  • 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.
  • Thulin, M. (ed.) (2006). Flora of Somalia 3: 1-626. The Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.

Literature

Kew Backbone Distributions

  • 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.
  • 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]

International Legume Database and Information Service

  • Torre, A. R. et al. (1966). Papilionoideae. In: Consp. Fl. Angolensis 3. Exell & Fernandez

  • Flora of Somalia

    Flora of Somalia
    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