Family:
Fabaceae Lindl.
Genus:
Indigofera L.

Indigofera micropetala Baker f.

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
Prostrate annual, the branches 3–8 cm. long, more or less pilose.
Morphology Leaves
Stipules setaceous, spreading, 6–7 mm. long; rhachis up to 2 cm. long, including a petiole of up to 1 cm., prolonged 2–3 mm. beyond the lateral leaflets; leaflets 3–5, obovate, up to 9 mm. long and 6 mm. wide, the lateral ones sometimes reduced to setaceous processes, with glandular margins, sparsely pubescent above, strigose beneath.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences
Racemes (1–) 2-flowered; peduncles 4–6 mm. long, pilose or glabrescent; bracts (? very caducous) not seen; pedicels pilose, ± 1 mm. long.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Calyx
Calyx pilose, ± 1.4 mm. long; lobes subulate, ± 1 mm. long, glandular at the tip.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Corolla
Corolla pubescent outside.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Androecium Stamens
Stamens 2 mm. long.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Pod ± 9 mm. long, 1.1 mm. wide, 0.9 mm. thick, pubescent, 5–7-seeded; endocarp spotted.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Seeds
Seeds rectangular, pitted.
Habitat
Short grassland on sandy soil; 1200–1600 m.; rainfall 550–800 mm.
Distribution
T5 T7

[ILDIS]

International Legume Database and Information Service

Conservation
Not Threatened
Morphology General Habit
Annual, Not climbing, Herb

Native to:

Tanzania, Zambia

Indigofera micropetala Baker f. appears in other Kew resources:

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status Has image?
Burtt, B.D. [3608], Tanzania K000392821 Unknown type material Yes
Burtt, B.D. [3608], Tanzania K000392822 Unknown type material Yes
Bidgood, S. [5860], Tanzania K000468565 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).

  • Flora of Tropical East Africa

    Flora of Tropical East Africa
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  • Herbarium Catalogue Specimens

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  • 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/
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  • Kew Names and Taxonomic Backbone

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