Family:
Fabaceae Lindl.
Genus:
Indigofera L.

Indigofera fulvopilosa Brenan

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

[FWTA]

Papilionaceae, Hutchinson and Dalziel. Flora of West Tropical Africa 1:2. 1958

Morphology General Habit
Branching, half woody herb, up to 3 ft. high.

[FTEA]

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

Morphology General Habit
Erect or prostrate branching annual or short-lived perennial, up to 70 cm. tall from a taproot, everywhere covered with long hairs, which are mostly brownish and erect but white and ± appressed on the leaf-surfaces.
Morphology Leaves
Stipules narrowly lanceolate-acuminate, up to 8 mm. long and 1.5 mm. wide at the base; leaflets 1–5, elliptic-oblong, up to 23 mm. long and 12 mm. wide.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences
Racemes laxly 5–20-flowered, up to 7 cm. long including a peduncle of up to 3 cm., stiffly hirsute throughout; bracts linear, ± 3 mm. long, very caducous; pedicels 1 mm. long.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Calyx
Calyx divided almost to the base, with linear lobes 4.5 mm. long.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Corolla
Corolla hirsute outside.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Androecium Stamens
Stamens ± 3.5 mm. long.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Pods tetragonal-subcylindric, 12–20 mm. long, ± 1.8 mm. wide, pubescent, 6–10-seeded; endocarp spotted.
Habitat
Roadsides, grassland, forest margins and land regenerating after cultivation; 525–2100 m.; rainfall 900–1700 mm.
Distribution
T1 T4 T7 T8 U1 U2 U4 Sierra Leone to the Sudan and Congo, Mozambique, Malawi, Zambia, Rhodesia, Angola

[ILDIS]

International Legume Database and Information Service

Conservation
Not Threatened
Ecology
Africa: Lake Victoria regional transition zone; grasslands, Zambezian woodland, Lake Victoria regional mosaic; anthropic landscapes., Sudanian anthropic landscapes, Sudanian grasslands, Zambezian grassland, Zambezian anthropic landscapes.
Morphology General Habit
Annual, Not climbing, Herb

Native to:

Angola, Benin, Burkina, Burundi, Cameroon, Central African Repu, Chad, Congo, Ghana, Ivory Coast, Malawi, Mali, Mozambique, Nigeria, Sierra Leone, Sudan, Tanzania, Togo, Uganda, Zambia, Zaïre, Zimbabwe

Indigofera fulvopilosa Brenan appears in other Kew resources:

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status Has image?
Sep 18, 2002 Sokpon N. et al. [364], Benin K000117647 No
Jan 1, 1968 Meurillon, A. [540], Cameroon K000087038 No

First published in Mem. New York Bot. Gard. 8: 250 (1953)

Accepted by

  • Akoègninou, A., van der Burg, W.J. & van der Maesen, L.J.G. (eds.) (2006). Flore Analytique du Bénin: 1-1034. Backhuys Publishers.
  • Boudet, G., Lebrun, J.P. & Demange, R. (1986). Catalogue des plantes vasculaires du Mali: 1-465. Etudes d'Elevage et de Médecine Vétérinaire des Pays Tropicaux.
  • Brunel, J.F., Hiepo, P. & Scholz, H. (eds.) (1984). Flore Analytique du Togo Phanérogames: 1-751. GTZ, Eschborn.
  • Darbyshire, I., Kordofani, M., Farag, I., Candiga, R. & Pickering, H. (eds.) (2015). The Plants of Sudan and South Sudan: 1-400. Kew publishing, Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.
  • 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.
  • Sita, P. & Moutsambote, J.-M. (2005). Catalogue des plantes vasculaires du Congo, ed. sept. 2005: 1-158. ORSTOM, Centre de Brazzaville.
  • Thiombiano, A., Schmidt, M., Dressler, S., Ouédraogo, A., Hahn, K. & Zizka, G. (2012). Catalogue des plantes vasculaires du Burkina Faso Boissiera 65: 1-391.
  • Timberlake, J.R., Bayliss, J., Alves, T., Francisco, J., Harris, T., Nangoma, D. & de Sousa, C. (2009). Biodiversity and Conservation of Mchese Mountain, Malawi. Report produced under the Darwin Initiative Award 15/036: 1-71. Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.

Literature

Flora of West Tropical Africa

  • Cronq. in Fl. Congo Belge 5: 140.
  • in Mem. N.Y. Bot. Gard. 8: 250 (1953)

Kew Backbone Distributions

  • Akoègninou, A., van der Burg, W.J. & van der Maesen, L.J.G. (eds.) (2006). Flore Analytique du Bénin: 1-1034. Backhuys Publishers.
  • Boudet, G., Lebrun, J.P. & Demange, R. (1986). Catalogue des plantes vasculaires du Mali: 1-465. Etudes d'Elevage et de Médecine Vétérinaire des Pays Tropicaux.
  • Brunel, J.F., Hiepo, P. & Scholz, H. (eds.) (1984). Flore Analytique du Togo Phanérogames: 1-751. GTZ, Eschborn.
  • 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.
  • Sita, P. & Moutsambote, J.-M. (2005). Catalogue des plantes vasculaires du Congo, ed. sept. 2005: 1-158. ORSTOM, Centre de Brazzaville.
  • Thiombiano, A., Schmidt, M., Dressler, S., Ouédraogo, A., Hahn, K. & Zizka, G. (2012). Catalogue des plantes vasculaires du Burkina Faso Boissiera 65: 1-391.
  • Timberlake, J.R., Bayliss, J., Alves, T., Francisco, J., Harris, T., Nangoma, D. & de Sousa, C. (2009). Biodiversity and Conservation of Mchese Mountain, Malawi. Report produced under the Darwin Initiative Award 15/036: 1-71. Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.

Flora of Tropical East Africa

  • Brenan in Mem. N.Y. Bot. Gard. 8: 250 (1953).
  • Cronquist in Flore du Congo Belge et du Ruanda-Urundi, 5: 140 (1954).
  • Gillett in Flora of West Tropical Africa, ed. 2, 1: 540 (1958)
  • Gillett in Kew Bulletin, Add. Ser. 1: 58 (1958).
  • Torre in Consp. Fl. Angol. 3: 111 (1962).

International Legume Database and Information Service

  • Gillett, J. B. et al. (1971). Papilionoideae. In: Fl. Trop. E. Africa, Milne-Redhead & Polhill
  • Torre, A. R. et al. (1966). Papilionoideae. In: Consp. Fl. Angolensis 3. Exell & Fernandez

  • Flora of Tropical East Africa

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  • Flora of West Tropical Africa

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  • Herbarium Catalogue Specimens

  • International Legume Database and Information Service

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