Family:
Fabaceae Lindl.
Genus:
Indigofera L.

Indigofera gairdnerae Hutch. ex Baker f.

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

[ILDIS]

International Legume Database and Information Service

Conservation
Not Threatened
Ecology
Africa: Zambezian bushland and thicket
Morphology General Habit
Annual, Not climbing, Herb

[FTEA]

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

Diagnostic
Very close to I. ischnoclada but the leaves are pinnately 3-foliolate, the subulate gland-tipped points to the bracts and upper leaves are shorter, up to 0.5 mm. instead of 1 mm. long, the peduncles are sparsely pilose, up to 25 mm. long and 1–3-flowered, the filaments up to 3 mm. and the pods up to 11 mm. long.
Habitat
Damp sandy ground by lake in a valley of impeded drainage in Acacia, Commiphora bushland; 1000 m.; rainfall 600–700 mm.
Distribution
T5

Native to:

Botswana, Namibia, Tanzania, Zambia, Zimbabwe

Indigofera gairdnerae Hutch. ex Baker f. appears in other Kew resources:

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status Has image?
Gairdner, A.E. [510] K000392943 Unknown type material Yes
Bidgood, S. [6291], Tanzania K000468134 No

First published in Legum. Trop. Africa: 115 (1926)

Accepted by

  • Germishuizen, G. & Meyer, N.L. (eds.) (2003). Plants of Southern Africa an annotated checklist Strelitzia 14: 1-1231. 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.

Literature

Kew Backbone Distributions

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

Flora of Tropical East Africa

  • Bak. f., Leguminosae of Tropical Africa: 115 (1926).
  • Gillett in Kew Bulletin, Add. Ser. 1: 22 (1958).

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
    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