Family:
Fabaceae Lindl.
Genus:
Indigofera L.

Indigofera kelleri Baker f.

This species is accepted, and its native range is E. Ethiopia to Somalia.

[FSOM]

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

Ecology
Altitude range 200–1420 m.
Note
In the original description the ovary of I. kelleri was erroneously said to be glabrous. Gillett (1958, 1971), who did not see the type, suggested that it might be conspecific with I. dauensis. The shrubby habit, densely white-strigose branchlets and short subsessile racemes of I. kelleri are distinctive, however.
Morphology General Habit
Shrublet, up to 0.7 m tall; branchlets densely white strigose
Morphology Leaves
Leaves pinnately 3-foliolate; rhachis up to 35 mm long including a petiole of up to 23 mm; leaflets elliptic to lanceolate, 10–40 x 5–20 mm, strigose
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences
Racemes slender, many-flowered, 3–14 cm long, subsessile
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Calyx
Calyx 1.5–2 mm long; lobes narrowly lanceolate, longer than tube
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Corolla
Standard narrow, 4.5–5.5 mm long, strigose outside, persistent
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Androecium Stamens
Stamens 3.5–4.5 mm long
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Pod spreading or somewhat reflexed, 13–22 x 2.5 mm, dorsiventrally flattened, strigose, 7–9-seeded.
Distribution
N1; C2; S1; E Ethiopia, NE Kenya

[ILDIS]

International Legume Database and Information Service

Conservation
Insufficiently known
Ecology
Africa: Somalia-Masai bushland and thicket
Morphology General Habit
Perennial, Not climbing, Shrub

Native to:

Ethiopia, Somalia

Indigofera kelleri Baker f. appears in other Kew resources:

First published in Vierteljahrsschr. Naturf. Ges. Zürich 49: 187 (1904)

Accepted by

  • Lock, J.M. (1989). Legumes of Africa a check-list: 1-619. Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.
  • Thulin, M. (ed.) (1993). Flora of Somalia 1: 1-493. The Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.

Literature

Kew Backbone Distributions

  • Lock, J.M. (1989). Legumes of Africa a check-list: 1-619. Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.
  • Thulin, M. (ed.) (1993). Flora of Somalia 1: 1-493. The Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.

Flora of Somalia

  • Flora Somalia, Vol 1, (1993) Author: by M. Thulin [updated by M. Thulin 2008]

International Legume Database and Information Service

  • Thulin, M. (1983). Opera Botanica 68:1-223. Leguminosae of Ethiopia

  • Flora of Somalia

    Flora of Somalia
    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