Family:
Fabaceae Lindl.
Genus:
Indigofera L.

Indigofera mupensis Torre

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

[FTEA]

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

Morphology General Habit
Perennial herb, with more or less prostrate slender branches from a woody rootstock.
Morphology General Indumentum
Biramous hairs white, ± appressed; multicellular glandular hairs, sometimes up to 3 mm. long, present on stems, leaf- and inflorescence-rhachis, calyx and pod, and often on the margins of the leaflets as well.
Morphology Leaves
Stipules narrowly linear-lanceolate, green, usually reflexed, up to 5 mm. long; leaf-rhachis up to 35 mm. long including a petiole of 0.5–10 mm., usually prolonged 0.5–5 mm. beyond the lateral leaflets; leaflets 3–11, elliptic or oblanceolate, up to 15 mm. long and 9 mm. wide, sparsely appressed strigulose on both surfaces.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences
Racemes often produced in the axils of reduced leaves near the base of the shoots, 2–15 times as long as the rhachis of the subtending leaf; bracts caducous; pedicels spreading.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Calyx
Calyx greenish-black; tube ± 1 mm. long; lobes linear-lanceolate, 2–2.5 mm. long.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Corolla
Corolla white pubescent outside.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Androecium Stamens Filaments
Filaments 3–5 mm. long.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Pod spreading, straight, broadly elliptic in cross-section, 13–18 mm. long, ± 1.8 mm. wide, 5–8-seeded; endocarp slightly spotted.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Seeds
Seeds quadrangular, dark, slightly pitted.

[ILDIS]

International Legume Database and Information Service

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

Native to:

Angola, Tanzania, Zambia

Indigofera mupensis Torre appears in other Kew resources:

First published in Mem. Junta Invest. Ultramar, 2 Ser. 19: 54 (1960)

Accepted by

  • Figueiredo, E. & Smith, G.F. (2008). Plants of Angola Strelitzia 22: 1-279. National Botanical Institute, Pretoria.

Literature

Kew Backbone Distributions

  • Figueiredo, E. & Smith, G.F. (2008). Plants of Angola Strelitzia 22: 1-279. National Botanical Institute, Pretoria.
  • Schrire, B.D. (2012). Flora Zambesiaca 3(4): 1-245. Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.

Flora of Tropical East Africa

  • Torre in Mem. Junt. Invest. Ultram., sér. 2, 19: 54, t. 35 (1960)
  • Torre, Consp. Fl. Angol. 3: 111 (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
    http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/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