Family:
Fabaceae Lindl.
Genus:
Indigofera L.

Indigofera ischnoclada 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
Delicate branching annual up to ± 25 cm. tall.
Morphology Stem
Stems cylindrical, almost glabrous.
Morphology Leaves
Stipules foliaceous, with long subsimple hairs on their margins, ending in a fine point which is gland-tipped when young; petiole filiform, up to 9 mm. long, jointed 1 mm. below the lamina, which is elliptic, apiculate, up to 13 mm. long and 10 mm. wide, and sparsely covered with short appressed hairs on both surfaces.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences
Peduncles glabrous, 1- or less often 2-flowered, filiform, up to 9 mm. long, numerous in the axils of reduced leaves whose laminas as well as their stipules end in conspicuous glandular filiform tips; pedicels 0.5–0.8 mm. long, pilose; bracts not seen; calyx deeply divided, a little shorter than the 2 mm. long stamens.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Pod cylindrical, up to 5 mm. long, ± 1.2 mm. wide, glabrous, 1–5-seeded.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Seeds
Seeds orange-yellow, quadrangular; ± 0.7 by 0.8 mm.
Habitat
Deciduous woodland on sand; ± 400 m.; rainfall ± 1000 mm.
Distribution
T6 T8

[ILDIS]

International Legume Database and Information Service

Conservation
Not Threatened
Ecology
Africa: Zambezian anthropic landscapes., Zambezian woodland
Morphology General Habit
Annual, Not climbing, Herb

Native to:

Malawi, Mozambique, Tanzania

Indigofera ischnoclada Harms appears in other Kew resources:

First published in Notizbl. Bot. Gart. Berlin-Dahlem 11: 812 (1933)

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

  • Gillett in Kew Bulletin, Add. Ser. 1: 22 (1958).
  • Harms in Notizblatt des Botanischen Gartens und Museums zu Berlin-Dahelm 11: 812 (1933).

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

  • 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