Family:
Fabaceae Lindl.
Genus:
Indigofera L.

Indigofera mimosoides Baker

This species is accepted, and its native range is Cameroon to Ethiopia and S. Africa.

[FWTA]

Papilionaceae, Hutchinson and Dalziel. Flora of West Tropical Africa 1:2. 1958

Morphology General Habit
A branching, somewhat woody, sparingly glandular, herb, up to 4 ft. high
Ecology
On edges of montane forest.

[FTEA]

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

Morphology General Habit
Erect or diffuse rather woody annual or perennial, up to 1 m. tall; stems reddish, white strigulose or glabrescent below; multicellular hairs also usually present on the stems and often elsewhere.
Morphology Leaves
Stipules setaceous-subulate; leaf-rhachis, including a 1–6 mm. petiole, up to 25 mm. long, usually prolonged 1–3 mm. beyond the lateral leaflets; leaflets 3–11 or very rarely 13, elliptic, lanceolate or oblanceolate, up to 12 mm. long and 5 mm. wide, often markedly apiculate, shortly strigulose above, with both long and short biramous hairs beneath.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences
Racemes rather lax, 6–30-flowered, up to 5 cm. long, including a 6–10 mm. peduncle; bracts lanceolate, ± 2 mm. long, very caducous; pedicels 1 mm. long in flower, up to 2 mm. in fruit.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Calyx
Calyx pilose-strigulose, 3–5 mm. long, divided nearly to the base into setaceous lobes.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Corolla
Corolla appressed white pubescent outside.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Androecium Stamens
Stamens 3–4.5 mm. long.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Pod spreading, straight, up to 10 mm. long, 1.2 mm. wide, 1 mm. thick, strigulose-pubescent.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Seeds
Seeds 1–5.

[ILDIS]

International Legume Database and Information Service

Conservation
Not Threatened
Ecology
Africa: Zambezian woodland, Sudanian woodland, Afromontane grassland, Afromontane(upland) bushland and thicket.
Morphology General Habit
Annual, Not climbing, Herb

Native to:

Angola, Cameroon, Ethiopia, Kenya, KwaZulu-Natal, Malawi, Mozambique, Nigeria, Rwanda, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia, Zaïre, Zimbabwe

Indigofera mimosoides Baker appears in other Kew resources:

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status Has image?
Dec 1, 2000 Etuge, M. [3521], Cameroon K000337817 No
Dec 1, 2000 Pollard, B.J. [363], Cameroon K000337816 No
Dec 1, 2000 Cheek, M. [8656], Cameroon K000337813 No
Dec 1, 1998 Buzgo, M. [777], Cameroon K000337819 No
Jan 1, 1958 Gossweiler, J. [9485], Angola K001294676 No
Sanford, W.W. [5441], Cameroon K000087039 No

First published in D.Oliver & auct. suc. (eds.), Fl. Trop. Afr. 2: 93 (1871)

Accepted by

  • Figueiredo, E. & Smith, G.F. (2008). Plants of Angola Strelitzia 22: 1-279. National Botanical Institute, Pretoria.
  • Fischer, E., Rembold, K., Althof, A. & Obholzer, J. (2010). Annotated checklist of the vascular plants of Kakamega forest, Western province, Kenya Journal of East African Natural History 99: 129-226.
  • Germishuizen, G. & Meyer, N.L. (eds.) (2003). Plants of Southern Africa an annotated checklist Strelitzia 14: 1-1231. National Botanical Institute, Pretoria.
  • 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.
  • Troupin, G. (ed.) (1983). Flora du Rwanda 2: 1-603. Musee Royal de l'Afrique Centrale.

Literature

Flora of West Tropical Africa

  • Bak. f. Leg. Trop. Afr. 122.
  • in F.T.A. 2: 90 (1871)

Kew Backbone Distributions

  • Figueiredo, E. & Smith, G.F. (2008). Plants of Angola Strelitzia 22: 1-279. National Botanical Institute, Pretoria.
  • Fischer, E., Rembold, K., Althof, A. & Obholzer, J. (2010). Annotated checklist of the vascular plants of Kakamega forest, Western province, Kenya Journal of East African Natural History 99: 129-226.
  • Germishuizen, G. & Meyer, N.L. (eds.) (2003). Plants of Southern Africa an annotated checklist Strelitzia 14: 1-1231. National Botanical Institute, Pretoria.
  • Schrire, B.D. (2012). Flora Zambesiaca 3(4): 1-245. Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.
  • Troupin, G. (ed.) (1983). Flora du Rwanda 2: 1-603. Musee Royal de l'Afrique Centrale.

Flora of Tropical East Africa

  • Bak. in Flora of Tropical Africa 2: 90 (1871).
  • Gillett in Flora of West Tropical Africa, ed. 2, 1: 540 (1958)
  • Gillett in Kew Bulletin, Add. Ser. 1: 63 (1958).
  • Torre in Consp. Fl. Angol. 3: 112 (1962).

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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  • Flora of West Tropical Africa

    Flora of West Tropical Africa
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  • Herbarium Catalogue Specimens

  • International Legume Database and Information Service

    International Legume Database and Information Service (ILDIS) V10.39 Nov 2011
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  • 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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