Family:
Fabaceae Lindl.
Genus:
Indigofera L.

Indigofera laxeracemosa Baker f.

This species is accepted, and its native range is Tanzania to KwaZulu-Natal.

[FTEA]

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

Morphology General Habit
Spreading annual, somewhat woody at the base; stems dark reddish, very sparsely appressed strigulose.
Morphology Leaves
Stipules triangular, ± 1 mm. long; rhachis dark reddish, sparingly strigulose, up to 25 mm. long, including a petiole of up to 5 mm., prolonged 2–4 mm. beyond lateral leaflets; leaflets 5–9, cuneate, elliptic-oblong, emarginate and apiculate at the apex, up to 9 mm. long and 3 mm. wide, glabrous above and finely strigulose beneath.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences
Racemes laxly 10–15-flowered, sparingly strigulose, up to 5 cm. long including a peduncle of up to 2 cm.; bracts oblong, acute, ± 1 mm. long, very caducous; pedicels up to 1.5 mm. long, erect or spreading in fruit.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Calyx
Calyx ± 1.5 mm. long; lobes triangular, as long as the tube.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Corolla
Corolla strigulose outside.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Androecium Stamens
Stamens 3–4 mm. long.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Pod blackish, rather torulose, 10–18 mm. long, 1.5–2 mm. wide, ± 2.3 mm. thick; endocarp not spotted.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Seeds
Seeds 5–8, not pitted.
Habitat
Sandy ground near sea; rainfall over 1000 mm.
Distribution
T3 T6 Z

[ILDIS]

International Legume Database and Information Service

Conservation
Not Threatened
Ecology
Africa: Zanzibar-Inhambane regional transition zone; grassland.
Morphology General Habit
Annual, Not climbing, Herb

Native to:

KwaZulu-Natal, Mozambique, Northern Provinces, Tanzania

Indigofera laxeracemosa Baker f. appears in other Kew resources:

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status Has image?
Scott, W.S. [s.n.], Mozambique K000393041 Unknown type material Yes
Speke [14], Mozambique K000393042 Unknown type material Yes
Kirk, J. [s.n.], Mozambique K000393043 Unknown type material Yes

First published in J. Bot. 41: 241 (1903)

Accepted by

  • Germishuizen, G. & Meyer, N.L. (eds.) (2003). Plants of Southern Africa an annotated checklist Strelitzia 14: 1-1231. National Botanical Institute, Pretoria.
  • 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

  • Bak. f. in Journal of Botany 41: 241 (1903).
  • Gillett in Kew Bulletin, Add. Ser. 1: 85 (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