Family:
Fabaceae Lindl.
Genus:
Indigofera L.

Indigofera malindiensis J.B.Gillett

This species is accepted, and its native range is Kenya.

[ILDIS]

International Legume Database and Information Service

Conservation
Insufficiently known
Ecology
Africa: Zanzibar-Inhambane regional transition zone ; woodland., Zanzibar-Inhambane regional transition zone; bushland and thicket.
Morphology General Habit
Annual, Not climbing, Herb/Shrub

[FTEA]

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

Morphology General Habit
Bushy herb up to 1.3 m. tall, with white appressed hairs throughout.
Morphology Leaves
Stipules narrow, spreading or reflexed, ± 2 mm. long; leaf-rhachis up to 4 cm. long, including a petiole of 3–6 mm., prolonged up to 2 mm. beyond the lateral leaflets; leaflets 5–11, oblong, wedge-shaped at the base, up to 12 mm. long and 5 mm. wide.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences
Racemes pubescent, 12–25-flowered, 1.5–3.5 cm. long, including a peduncle of 5–9 mm.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Pedicel
Pedicels 1 mm. long, spreading or somewhat reflexed in fruit.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Calyx
Calyx 1.5 mm. long, divided to the middle.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Androecium Stamens Filaments
Filaments 6 mm. long.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Gynoecium Style
Style 1.3 mm. long.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Pod ridged down each side, up to 25 mm. long, ± 2 mm. wide and 1.3 mm. thick, with sparse appressed hairs, 11–13-seeded; endocarp spotted.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Seeds
Seeds oblong, ridged on each side, faintly pitted, ± 1.5 mm. long, 1 mm. wide, 0.7 mm. thick.
Habitat
Locally dominant in glades in wooded sand-dunes and on river-banks; 0–450 m.
Distribution
not known elsewhere K4 K7

Native to:

Kenya

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

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status Has image?
Feb 13, 1961 Rawlins, S.P. [610], Kenya K000059261 Yes
Kokwaro, J.O. [2627], Kenya K000059254 No
Tweedie [3143], Kenya K000059256 No
Rawlins, S.P. [941], Kenya K000059259 No
Agnew, A.D.Q. [7372], Kenya K000059255 Yes
Robertson, S.A. [3563], Kenya K000059253 Yes
Gillett, J.B. [20344], Kenya K000059260 No

First published in Kew Bull. 24: 495 (1970)

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 24: 495, fig. 8 (1970).

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
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  • 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/
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