Family:
Fabaceae Lindl.
Genus:
Indigofera L.

Indigofera fuscosetosa Baker

This species is accepted, and its native range is Tanzania to DR Congo and Malawi.

[FTEA]

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

Morphology General Habit
An erect herb.
Morphology Leaves
Resembles I. trachyphylla, but the leaves are less than 3 times as long as wide (up to 2 cm. wide in stout examples) and more abruptly narrowed, truncate, or even subcordate at the base.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits Infructescences
The infructescence is up to 8 cm. long, about as long as the peduncle.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers
The calyx-lobes and stamens are up to 6 mm. long.
Morphology General Indumentum
The biramous hairs on the pods are almost wholly black.
Habitat
Upland open or wooded grassland; 1400–2100 m.; rainfall 1100–1300 mm.
Distribution
T4 T7 T8

[ILDIS]

International Legume Database and Information Service

Conservation
Not Threatened
Ecology
Africa: Afromontane grassland, Montane wooded grassland
Morphology General Habit
Annual, Not climbing, Herb

Native to:

Malawi, Tanzania, Zaïre

Indigofera fuscosetosa Baker appears in other Kew resources:

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status Has image?
Whyte, A. [s.n.], Malawi K000393052 Yes
Whyte, A. [s.n.], Malawi K000393053 Unknown type material Yes

First published in Bull. Misc. Inform. Kew 1897: 256 (1897)

Accepted by

  • 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.

Literature

Kew Backbone Distributions

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

Flora of Tropical East Africa

  • Bak. in Bulletin of Miscellaneous Information, Kew 1897: 256 (1897).
  • Cronquist in Flore du Congo Belge et du Ruanda-Urundi, 5: 129 (1954).

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