Family:
Fabaceae Lindl.
Genus:
Indigofera L.

Indigofera hermannioides J.B.Gillett

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

[FTEA]

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

Morphology General Habit
Perennial herb with a woody rootstock.
Morphology Stem
Stems stout, reddish, hispid, erect or spreading, up to 40 cm. long.
Morphology Leaves
Leaves 1-foliolate; stipules ± 1 mm. wide at the base, up to 1 cm. long, hispid; petiole up to 8 mm. long, jointed ± 1 mm. below the top, with a pair of thread-like stipellae at the joint; blade ovate-oblong or oblong-elliptic, up to 7 cm. long and 2.6 cm. wide, broadly cuneate at the base, ± rounded at the apex, stiffly white pubescent on both surfaces; midrib and 8–9 lateral nerves prominent and fulvous-hispid beneath.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences
Raceme many-flowered, fulvous-hispid, shorter than the subtending leaf, up to 3 cm. long, including a peduncle of up to 6 mm.; bracts caducous, narrowly lanceolate, up to 5 mm. long; pedicels 1–1.5 mm. long, spreading in fruit.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Calyx
Calyx fulvous-hispid, 4–5 mm. long, divided almost to the base.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Corolla
Standard white appressed strigose outside.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Androecium Stamens Filaments
Filaments ± 4 mm. long.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Pods straight, spreading horizontally, up to 11 mm. long, densely covered with short white hairs, ± 4-seeded; endocarp spotted.
Habitat
Brachystegia, Uapaca woodland on red sandy soil; 900–1050 m.; rainfall ± 1100 mm.
Distribution
not known elsewhere T8

[ILDIS]

International Legume Database and Information Service

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

Native to:

Tanzania

Indigofera hermannioides J.B.Gillett appears in other Kew resources:

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status Has image?
Milne-Redhead, E. [9342], Tanzania K000392859 holotype Yes
Milne-Redhead, E. [9342], Tanzania K000392860 holotype Yes

First published in Kew Bull., Addit. Ser. 1: 75 (1958)

Accepted by

  • Lock, J.M. (1989). Legumes of Africa a check-list: 1-619. Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.

Literature

Kew Backbone Distributions

  • Lock, J.M. (1989). Legumes of Africa a check-list: 1-619. Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.

Flora of Tropical East Africa

  • Gillett in Kew Bulletin, Add. Ser. 1: 75 (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
    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/
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