Family:
Fabaceae Lindl.
Genus:
Indigofera L.

Indigofera malongensis Cronquist

This species is accepted, and its native range is Tanzania to Zambia.

[FTEA]

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

Morphology General Habit
Erect herb or subshrub up to 1 m. tall, branches glabrous or glabrescent.
Morphology Leaves
Leaf-rhachis up to 5 cm. long, including a petiole of 2–3 mm.; stipules subulate-setaceous, 2–3 mm. long; stipellae filiform 0.4–0.8 mm. long; leaflets 9–13, nearly always alternate, elliptic, rounded or broadly acute and apiculate at the apex, broadly cuneate at the base, darker above than beneath, sparsely strigulose on both surfaces, increasing in size towards the leaf-tip, up to 20 mm. long and 13 mm. wide.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences
Racemes axillary, loosely 10–25-flowered, 4–5 cm. long, including a peduncle of ±1 cm.; bracts filiform, ±2 mm. long, very caducous; flowering pedicels spreading, up to 5 mm. long, fruiting pedicels ascending, up to 7 mm. long.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Calyx
Calyx strigulose with narrowly triangular lobes, up to 2 mm. long.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Corolla
Standard appressed white pubescent outside.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Androecium Stamens
Staminal sheath ±4 mm. long.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Gynoecium Ovary
Ovary glabrous.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Pod nearly straight, up to 25 mm. long, ±1.5 mm. wide, 4–6-seeded.
Habitat
Dense thickets on hills in Brachystegia woodland; 450 m.
Distribution
NE. Zambia T8

[ILDIS]

International Legume Database and Information Service

Conservation
Not Threatened
Ecology
Africa: Zambezian bushland and thicket
Morphology General Habit
Perennial, Not climbing, Herb/Shrub

Native to:

Tanzania, Zambia, Zaïre

Indigofera malongensis Cronquist appears in other Kew resources:

First published in Bull. Jard. Bot. État Bruxelles 22: 220 (1952)

Accepted by

  • Lock, J.M. (1989). Legumes of Africa a check-list: 1-619. Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.
  • 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

  • Cronq., 133a.in Bulletin du Jardin Botanique de l'État a Bruxelles 22:220 (1952)
  • Cronquist in Flore du Congo Belge et du Ruanda-Urundi, 5:147 (1954).
  • Gillett in Kew Bulletin 24:468 (1970).
  • Gillett in Kew Bulletin, Add. Ser. 1:115 (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

  • 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