Family:
Fabaceae Lindl.
Genus:
Indigofera L.

Indigofera griseoides Harms

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

[FTEA]

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

Morphology General Habit
A branching wiry shrublet or woody annual up to 0.5 m. tall, softly pubescent throughout but hairs rather stiffer and more appressed on upper leaf-surface.
Morphology Leaves
Stipules filiform, 2–3 mm. long; rhachis prolonged 1–2 mm. beyond the leaflets, in all up to 8 mm. long including a petiole of 1–2 mm.; leaflets 3–5, narrowly cuneate, apiculate, up to 12 mm. long and 3 mm. wide.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences
Racemes 2–6-flowered, up to 1 cm. long including a peduncle of ± 2 mm.; bracts subfiliform, ± 1.5 mm. long, persistent; pedicels erect, 1 mm. long.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Calyx
Calyx ± 2 mm. long, divided for three-quarters of its length into triangular lobes with filiform tips.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Corolla
Corolla 5 mm. long, puberulent outside.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Androecium Stamens
Stamens (in Flora area) 4.5 mm. long.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Pod straight, erect, subtetragonal, ± 12 mm. long, 1.4 mm. wide, 1.8 mm. thick, pubescent, ± 8-seeded; endocarp not spotted.
Habitat
Sandy soils in Brachystegia woodland; 1200–1700 m.; rainfall ± 700 mm.
Distribution
T5 T7

[ILDIS]

International Legume Database and Information Service

Conservation
Not Threatened
Ecology
Africa: Zambezian woodland
Morphology General Habit
Annual, Not climbing, Herb/Shrub

Native to:

Angola, Malawi, Tanzania, Zambia, Zimbabwe

Indigofera griseoides Harms appears in other Kew resources:

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status Has image?
Bidgood, S. [6224], Tanzania K000468201 No
Bidgood, S. [5521], Tanzania K000190751 No

First published in O.Warburg (ed.), Kunene-Sambesi Exped.: 257 (1903)

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

Flora of Tropical East Africa

  • Gillett in Kew Bulletin, Add. Ser. 1: 38 (1958).
  • Harms in Warb., Kunene-Sambesi-Exped.: 257 (1903).
  • Torre in Consp. Fl. Angol. 3: 107 (1962).

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

  • 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