Family:
Fabaceae Lindl.
Genus:
Indigofera L.

Indigofera kongwaensis 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

Diagnostic
A spreading annual herb up to 30 cm. tall, differing from I. ambelacensis in the petioles 4–10 mm. long, and the shorter, flatter, pale green, 4–8-seeded pods, 7–12 mm. long.
Habitat
Commiphora, Acacia deciduous bushland, sometimes in disturbed places; 800–1000 m.; rainfall ± 600 mm.
Distribution
not known elsewhere T5 T7

[ILDIS]

International Legume Database and Information Service

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

Native to:

Tanzania

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

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status Has image?
Dec 16, 1954 Anderson, B. [686], Tanzania K000392813 isotype Yes
Clarke, C.B. [25235], India K000357802 Unknown type material Yes
Thomson, T. [s.n.], India K000357803 Unknown type material Yes
Bidgood, S. [6360], Tanzania K000468065 No
Bidgood, S. [6256], Tanzania K000468169 No
Bidgood, S. [6379], Tanzania K000468046 No

First published in Kew Bull., Addit. Ser. 1: 46 (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: 46 (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/
    © Copyright 2017 International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0