Family:
Fabaceae Lindl.
Genus:
Indigofera L.

Indigofera manyoniensis Baker f.

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

[ILDIS]

International Legume Database and Information Service

Conservation
Insufficiently known
Ecology
Africa: Zambezian woodland
Morphology General Habit
Not climbing, Herb

[FTEA]

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

Morphology General Habit
An erect coarsely pilose branching herb ± 40 cm. tall.
Morphology Leaves
Stipules linear, up to 8 mm. long; rhachis up to 3 cm. long, including a petiole of 1–6 mm., prolonged 1–2 mm. beyond the lateral leaflets; leaflets 5–9, lanceolate, up to 12 mm. long and 3 mm. wide, both pilose and strigose above and beneath with the hairs up to 1 mm. long, glandular at the margins and, in the upper leaves, gland-tipped.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences
Racemes usually 2-flowered; peduncle filiform, 5–11 mm. long, pilose; bracts none; pedicel 0.5 mm. long.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Calyx
Calyx pilose, 1.5 mm. long; lobes 1 mm. long, cylindrical with truncate glandular tips.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Corolla
Corolla pubescent outside.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Androecium Stamens
Stamens 4 mm. long.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Pod 10–15 mm. long, strigulose, 6–10-seeded.
Habitat
Sandy soils in Brachystegia woodland; 1260–1400 m.; rainfall ± 600 mm.
Distribution
not known elsewhere T5

Native to:

Malawi, Tanzania

Indigofera manyoniensis Baker f. appears in other Kew resources:

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status Has image?
Burtt, B.D. [3643], Tanzania K000392823 Unknown type material Yes
Bidgood, S. [6371], Tanzania K000468054 No
Bidgood, S. [6223], Tanzania K000468202 No

First published in J. Bot. 71: 340 (1933)

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

  • Bak. f. in Journal of Botany 71: 340 (1933).
  • Gillett in Kew Bulletin, Add. Ser. 1: 44 (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