Family:
Fabaceae Lindl.
Genus:
Indigofera L.

Indigofera hochstetteri Baker

This species is accepted, and its native range is Sahara to Dry Tropical Africa, Arabian Peninsula to India.

[FSOM]

M. Thulin et al. Flora of Somalia, Vol. 1-4 [updated 2008] https://plants.jstor.org/collection/FLOS

Morphology General Habit
Spreading annual up to 50 cm tall
Morphology Leaves
Leaf-rhachis up to 4 cm long including a petiole of 8–20 mm
Morphology Leaves Leaflets
Leaflets 3–5(–7), opposite, oblong-oblanceolate, 10–30 x 3–10 mm, silvery strigose beneath, sparsely strigose to glabrous above
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences
Racemes dense, many-flowered, shortly pedunculate, shorter than or equalling the subtending leaf
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Calyx
Calyx 2–3 mm long, deeply divided, silvery
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Androecium Stamens
Stamens 3–4 mm long
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Corolla
Standard strigulose outside
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Pod flattened, c. 15 x 3 mm, deflexed, curved, appearing jointed, strigose, 5–9-seeded.
Distribution
N1, 3; C1; S1–3 Djibouti, Eritrea, Ethiopia and westwards to Mali, East Africa, E Dem. Rep. Congo, and Arabia to Pakistan and India.
Ecology
Altitude range 0–1500 m.

[FTEA]

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

Morphology General Habit
Strigose spreading annual up to 50 cm. tall with ridged stems.
Morphology Leaves
Leaves 3–5(–7)-foliolate; stipules subulate-filiform, ± 5 mm. long; petiole 8–20 mm. long, about as long as the rhachis which extends up to 7 mm. beyond the lateral leaflets; leaflets oblong-lanceolate, 2–3 times as long as wide, rounded, truncate or emarginate at the apex, up to 3 cm. long in luxuriant plants, strigose beneath, sparsely strigose or, less often, glabrous above.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences
Racemes shortly pedunculate, many-flowered, shorter than or about as long as the subtending leaf.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Corolla
Corolla shorter than, or but little longer than, the deeply divided 2–3 mm. long calyx, caducous.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Androecium Stamens
Stamens ± 3 mm. long.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Pod curved, appearing jointed because of the transverse ridges formed by the septa, obtuse except for the persistent subulate style-base.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Seeds
Seeds flat, kidney-shaped, yellowish, smooth, ±2 × 1.3 mm.
Figures
Fig. 36/7, p. 221.
Habitat
Open grassland; perhaps becoming more common as no specimen has been seen from East Africa collected before 1926; 400–1800 m.; rainfall 300–900 mm.
Distribution
Mali to Eritrea, Ethiopia, Somali Republic (N.), eastern Congo, also Arabia to Pakistan and India K1 K2 K3 K4 K7 T1 T2 T4 T7 U2

[ILDIS]

International Legume Database and Information Service

Conservation
Not Threatened
Ecology
Africa: Sudanian grasslands, Sahel regional transition zone; grassland, Lake Victoria regional transition zone; grasslands, Somalia-Masai grasslands
Morphology General Habit
Annual, Not climbing, Herb

[FWTA]

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

Morphology General Habit
An annual
Ecology
Of subarid areas.

[ILDIS]
Use
Food and Drink, Forage

Native to:

Algeria, Angola, Benin, Burkina, Cameroon, Chad, Djibouti, Egypt, Eritrea, Ethiopia, India, Kenya, Mali, Mauritania, Niger, Oman, Pakistan, Saudi Arabia, Senegal, Socotra, Somalia, Sudan, Tanzania, Uganda, Yemen, Zambia, Zaïre

Introduced into:

Western Australia

Indigofera hochstetteri Baker appears in other Kew resources:

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status Has image?
Jan 1, 2002 Friis, I. [10189], Ethiopia K000627838 No
Jan 1, 1997 Bidgood, S. [4381], Tanzania K000627829 No
Jan 1, 1983 Gilbert, M.G. [4491], Ethiopia K000627839 No
Schimper, W. [495], Ethiopia K000392751 Unknown type material Yes
Tanner, R.E.S. [4050], Tanzania K000627827 No
Stower [4031], Eritrea K000627841 No
Täckholm, V. [s.n.], Egypt K000627845 No
Trott, A.C. [1350], Saudi Arabia K000627848 No
Thulin, M. [6775], Somalia K000627842 No
Maxwell Darling, R.C. [165], Yemen K000627852 No
Gilbert, M.G. [1082], Ethiopia K000627840 No
Witte de [10154], Congo, DRC K000627843 No
Tanner, R.E.S. [4050], Tanzania K000627826 No
Meikle, R.D. [1097], Nigeria K000627844 No
Leippert [6384], Tanzania K000627828 No
Richards, H.M. [9193], Zambia K000627858 No
Gillet, J.B. [21924], Somalia K000627822 No
Friis, I. [8603], Ethiopia K000627836 No
Miller, A.G. [326], Yemen K000627853 No
Bax, R.D. [154], Tanzania K000627823 No
Rounce, N.V. [32], Tanzania K000627824 No
Friis, I. [8648], Ethiopia K000627837 No
Jackson, J.K. [4315], Sudan K000627833 No
Stocks, J.E. [s.n.], Pakistan K000627857 No
Polhill, R. [2071], Tanzania K000627830 No
Collenette, J.S. [1761], Saudi Arabia K000627849 No
Fahmy, I.R. [s.n.], Egypt K000627846 No
Sherif, M.I. [2860], Sudan K000627835 No
Guarino, L. [12], Oman K000627851 No
Bax, R.D. [154], Tanzania K000627825 No
Hansen, O.J. [3099], Botswana K000627860 No
Pettet, A. [12], Sudan K000627834 No
Radcliffe-Smith, A. [4048], Oman K000627850 No
Pettersson, B. [16986], Sudan K000627832 No
Trott, A.C. [1350], Saudi Arabia K000627847 No
Jan 1, 1916 Gamble, J.S. [17750], India Indigofera anabaptista K000627856 No
Duthie, J.F. [20682], India Indigofera anabaptista K000627854 No
Vijay Kumar, B.K. [1283], India Indigofera anabaptista K000627855 No

First published in D.Oliver & auct. suc. (eds.), Fl. Trop. Afr. 2: 101 (1871)

Accepted by

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  • Barry, J. P. & Celles, J.S. (1991). Flore de Mauritanie 1: 1-359. Centre Regional de Documentation Pedagogique, Nice.
  • 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.
  • Boulos, L. (1999). Flora of Egypt 1: 1-419. Al Hadara Publishing, Cairo.
  • 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.
  • Dobignard, A. & Chatelain, C. (2012). Index synonymique de la flore d'Afrique du nord 4: 1-431. Éditions des conservatoire et jardin botaniques, Genève.
  • Figueiredo, E. & Smith, G.F. (2008). Plants of Angola Strelitzia 22: 1-279. National Botanical Institute, Pretoria.
  • Ghazanfar, S.A. (2007). Flora of the Sultanate of Oman. volume 2. Crassulaceae - Apiaceae Scripta Botanica Belgica 36: 1-220.
  • Hedberg, I. & Edwards, S. (eds.) (1989 publ. 1990). Flora of Ethiopia and Eritrea 3: 1-659. The National Herbarium, Addis Ababa University, Ethiopia & The Department of Systematic Botany, Upps.
  • Kumar, S. & Sane, P.V. (2003). Legumes of South Asia. A Checklist: 1-536. Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.
  • Lepschi, B. & Monro, A. (Project Coordinators) (2014). Australian Plant Census (APC) Council of Heads of Australian Herbaria. http://www.anbg.gov.au/chah/apc/index.html.
  • Meena, S.L. (2012). A checklist of the vascular plants of Banaskantha district, Gujarat, India Nelumbo 54: 39-91.
  • Milgahid, A.M. (1989). Flora of Saudi Arabia, ed. 3, 2: 1-282. University Libraries, King Saud University, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.
  • Miller, A.G. & Morris, M. (2004). Ethnoflora of Soqotra Archipelago: 1-759. The Royal Botanic Garden, Edinburgh.
  • Onana, J.M. (2011). The vascular plants of Cameroon a taxonomic checklist with IUCN assessments: 1-195. National herbarium of Cameroon, Yaoundé.
  • Peyre de Fabregues, B. & Lebrun, J.-P. (1976). Catalogue des Plantes Vascularies du Niger: 1-433. Institut d' Elevage et de Médecine Vétérinaire des Pays Tropicaux, Maisons Alfort.
  • Rechinger, K.H. & al. (1984). Papilionaceae II Flora Iranica 157: 1-499. Naturhistorisches Museums Wien.
  • Schrire, B.D. (2012). Flora Zambesiaca 3(4): 1-245. Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.
  • Shaheen, H., Qureshi, R., Akram, A., Gulfraz, M. & Potter, D. (2014). A preliminary floristic checklist of Thal desert Punjab, Pakistan Pakistn Journal of Botany 46: 13-18.
  • Thiombiano, A., Schmidt, M., Dressler, S., Ouédraogo, A., Hahn, K. & Zizka, G. (2012). Catalogue des plantes vasculaires du Burkina Faso Boissiera 65: 1-391.
  • Thulin, M. (ed.) (1993). Flora of Somalia 1: 1-493. The Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.
  • Wood, J.R.I. (1997). A handbook of the Yemen Flora: 1-434. Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.

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Kew Backbone Distributions

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  • Audru, J., Cesar, J. & Lebrun, J.-P. (1994). Les Plantes Vasculaires de la République de Djibouti. Flore Illustrée 1: 1-336. CIRAD, Départerment d'Elevage et de Médecine vétérinaire, Djibouti.
  • 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.
  • Boulos, L. (1999). Flora of Egypt 1: 1-419. Al Hadara Publishing, Cairo.
  • 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.
  • Dobignard, A. & Chatelain, C. (2012). Index synonymique de la flore d'Afrique du nord 4: 1-431. Éditions des conservatoire et jardin botaniques, Genève.
  • Figueiredo, E. & Smith, G.F. (2008). Plants of Angola Strelitzia 22: 1-279. National Botanical Institute, Pretoria.
  • Ghazanfar, S.A. (2007). Flora of the Sultanate of Oman. volume 2. Crassulaceae - Apiaceae Scripta Botanica Belgica 36: 1-220.
  • Hedberg, I. & Edwards, S. (eds.) (1989 publ. 1990). Flora of Ethiopia and Eritrea 3: 1-659. The National Herbarium, Addis Ababa University, Ethiopia & The Department of Systematic Botany, Upps.
  • Kumar, S. & Sane, P.V. (2003). Legumes of South Asia. A Checklist: 1-536. Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.
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