Family:
Fabaceae Lindl.
Genus:
Indigofera L.

Indigofera longiracemosa Boivin ex Baill.

This species is accepted, and its native range is E. Tropical Africa, Comoros, NW. & W. Madagascar, S. India.

[ILDIS]

International Legume Database and Information Service

Conservation
Not Threatened
Ecology
Africa: Zanzibar-Inhambane regional transition zone; grassland.
Morphology General Habit
Annual/Perennial, Not climbing, Herb/Shrub
Vernacular
Aika, Aika Manga, Hengitra, Manga, Niagy

[FTEA]

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

Morphology General Habit
Branching rather woody herb up to 130 cm. tall; stems slender, cylindrical, reddish, sparingly strigulose.
Morphology Leaves
Stipules subulate, ± 2 mm. long; rhachis subcylindrical, flattened above, sparingly strigulose, up to 9 cm. long, including a petiole of up to 15 mm., prolonged up to 7 mm. beyond the last leaflet-pair; stipellae subulate, ± 0.5 mm. long; petiolules ± 2 mm. long; leaflets 9–13, elliptic-lanceolate, apiculate, up to 20 mm. long and 11 mm. wide, drying blackish, sparsely strigulose on both surfaces.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences
Racemes many-flowered, sessile, up to 10 cm. long, sparsely strigulose; bracts linear-lanceolate, ± 1 mm. long, very caducous; pedicels ± 1 mm. long, strongly reflexed after flowering.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Calyx
Calyx brown strigulose, ±1.2 mm. long; lobes triangular, rather longer than the tube.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Corolla
Corolla densely brown strigulose outside.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Pod brown, subcylindrical, straight, apiculate, up to 2 cm. long, ± 2.3 mm. wide, sparsely strigulose, 5–6-seeded; endocarp spotted.
Habitat
Coastal areas; 0–100 m.; rainfall 1000–1500 mm.
Distribution
K7 Z

[ILDIS]
Use
Domestic, Environmental, Medicine

Native to:

Comoros, India, Kenya, Madagascar, Tanzania

Introduced into:

Jawa

Indigofera longiracemosa Boivin ex Baill. appears in other Kew resources:

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status Has image?
Schrire, B.D. [2567], Kenya 62724.000 No

First published in Bull. Mens. Soc. Linn. Paris 1: 399 (1883)

Accepted by

  • (2020). Pullaiah, T. & Karuppusamy, S. Flora of the Eastern Ghats 7: 1-474.
  • Du Puy, D.J., Labat, N.-N., Rabevohitra, R., Villiers, J.-F., Bosser, J. & Moat, J. (2002). The Leguminosae of Madagascar: 1-737. Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.
  • Kumar, S. & Sane, P.V. (2003). Legumes of South Asia. A Checklist: 1-536. Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.
  • Lock, J.M. & Ford, C.S. (2004). Legumes of Malesia a Check-List: 1-295. Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.
  • Lock, J.M. (1989). Legumes of Africa a check-list: 1-619. Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.

Literature

Kew Backbone Distributions

  • Du Puy, D.J., Labat, N.-N., Rabevohitra, R., Villiers, J.-F., Bosser, J. & Moat, J. (2002). The Leguminosae of Madagascar: 1-737. Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.
  • Kumar, S. & Sane, P.V. (2003). Legumes of South Asia. A Checklist: 1-536. Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.
  • Lock, J.M. & Ford, C.S. (2004). Legumes of Malesia a Check-List: 1-295. Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.
  • Lock, J.M. (1989). Legumes of Africa a check-list: 1-619. Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.

Flora of Tropical East Africa

  • Baill. in Bull. Soc. Linn. Paris 1: 399 (1883).
  • Gillett in Kew Bulletin, Add. Ser. 1: 105 (1958).

International Legume Database and Information Service

  • Backer, C. A. (1963). Flora of Java. Groningen, The Netherlands
  • Du Puy, D. J. et al. (2002). The Leguminosae of Madagascar. RBG Kew.
  • Gillett, J. B. et al. (1971). Papilionoideae. In: Fl. Trop. E. Africa, Milne-Redhead & Polhill

  • Flora of Tropical East Africa

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  • Herbarium Catalogue Specimens

  • International Legume Database and Information Service

    International Legume Database and Information Service (ILDIS) V10.39 Nov 2011
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  • Kew Backbone Distributions

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