Family:
Fabaceae Lindl.
Genus:
Indigofera L.

Indigofera milne-redheadii J.B.Gillett

This species is accepted, and its native range is Tanzania to S. Tropical Africa.

[FTEA]

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

Morphology General Habit
Erect slender annual up to 0.3 m. tall.
Morphology Stem
Stems and leaf-rhachides with rather sparse stiff appressed biramous hairs and in addition a few very short erect glandular hairs.
Morphology Leaves
Stipules linear, ± 1 mm. long; rhachis, including a petiole of up to 8 mm., up to 25 mm. long, prolonged ± 1 mm. beyond the lateral leaflets; leaflets 3–17, oblong-lanceolate, up to 10 mm. long and 2.5 mm. wide, strigose beneath, strigulose above.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences
Racemes 3–10-flowered, up to 3 cm. long including a peduncle of 4–7 mm.; pedicels ± 1 mm. long, erect or slightly spreading in fruit.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Calyx
Calyx strigose; tube 0.7 mm. long; lobes subulate, ± 1.7 mm. long.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Androecium Stamens Filaments
Filaments 2–2.3 mm. long.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Gynoecium Style
Style 1–1.3 mm. long.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Pod straight, erect or spreading, 10–15 mm. long, ± 2 mm. wide and 1.3 mm. thick, densely covered with short stiff appressed hairs, 6–9-seeded; endocarp rather faintly spotted.
Habitat
Steep, stony and sandy places in Brachystegia woodland; 630–1800 m.; rainfall 900–1100 mm.
Distribution
T4 T8

[ILDIS]

International Legume Database and Information Service

Conservation
Not Threatened
Ecology
Africa: Zambezian woodland
Morphology General Habit
Annual, Not climbing, Herb

Doubtfully present in:

Benin

Native to:

Malawi, Tanzania, Zambia, Zaïre, Zimbabwe

Indigofera milne-redheadii J.B.Gillett appears in other Kew resources:

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status Has image?
Milne-Redhead, E. [564], Zambia K000392905 holotype Yes
Milne-Redhead, E. [564], Zambia K000392906 holotype Yes

First published in Kew Bull., Addit. Ser. 1: 62 (1958)

Accepted by

  • Akoègninou, A., van der Burg, W.J. & van der Maesen, L.J.G. (eds.) (2006). Flore Analytique du Bénin: 1-1034. Backhuys Publishers.
  • 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

  • Akoègninou, A., van der Burg, W.J. & van der Maesen, L.J.G. (eds.) (2006). Flore Analytique du Bénin: 1-1034. Backhuys Publishers.
  • Schrire, B.D. (2012). Flora Zambesiaca 3(4): 1-245. Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.

Flora of Tropical East Africa

  • Gillet in Kew Bulletin, Add. Ser. 1: 62 (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