Family:
Fabaceae Lindl.
Genus:
Indigofera L.

Indigofera monantha Baker f.

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

[ILDIS]

International Legume Database and Information Service

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

[FTEA]

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

Morphology General Habit
Spreading annual up to 10 cm. tall; hairs up to 1 mm. long, various, some finer, unequally biramous, spreading at the tips, others especially on the lower leaf-surface stiff, medifixed, appressed.
Morphology Leaves
Stipules linear up to 6 mm. long; rhachis up to 17 mm. long including a petiole of up to 7 mm., prolonged 1–3 mm. beyond the lateral leaflets; leaflets 1–7, obovate, broadly elliptic or suborbicular, obtuse, up to 10 mm. long and 9 mm. wide.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences
Racemes 1-flowered, the peduncle filiform, nearly glabrous, up to 12 mm. long; bract minute, filiform, caducous; pedicel pilose, ± 1 mm. long.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Calyx
Calyx 1.5 mm. long, divided for two-thirds of its length into linear-subulate lobes.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Corolla
Corolla puberulent outside.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Androecium Stamens
Stamens 2.5 mm. long.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Pod rather flattened, up to 12 mm. long, ± 1 mm. wide and 0.6 mm. thick, strigulose, 6–10-seeded; endocarp spotted.
Habitat
Pastures, bare rocky slopes, marshy spots in deciduous woodland; 840–1400 m.; rainfall 1000–1200 mm.
Distribution
T1 T4 T7 T8

Native to:

Burundi, Malawi, Mozambique, Tanzania, Zambia, Zaïre, Zimbabwe

Indigofera monantha Baker f. appears in other Kew resources:

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status Has image?
Nutt, W.H. [s.n.] K000392929 Unknown type material Yes
Bidgood, S. [5593], Tanzania K000468831 No
Bidgood, S. [5676], Tanzania K000468748 No

First published in J. Bot. 41: 193 (1903)

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

  • 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.

Flora of Tropical East Africa

  • Bak. f. in Journal of Botany 41: 193 (1903).
  • Cronquist in Flore du Congo Belge et du Ruanda-Urundi, 5: 158 (1954).
  • Gillett in Kew Bulletin, Add. Ser. 1: 43 (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