Family:
Fabaceae Lindl.
Genus:
Indigofera L.

Indigofera nairobiensis Baker f.

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

[ILDIS]

International Legume Database and Information Service

Conservation
Not Threatened
Ecology
Africa: Afromontane grassland, Somalia-Masai grasslands
Morphology General Habit
Perennial, Not climbing, Herb

[FTEA]

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

Morphology General Habit
Perennial herb with a woody rootstock, the branches usually procumbent but sometimes more or less erect, up to 50 cm. long, more or less strigose, the hairs appressed or, sometimes, spreading at the tips.
Morphology Leaves
Stipules brownish, more or less pilose, triangular at the base and ± attenuate, 2–7 mm. long; rhachis up to 15(–20) mm. long, including a petiole of rarely over 1 mm., usually not prolonged beyond the lateral leaflets; leaflets 5–11, narrowly cuneate-oblong or oblanceolate, up to 15 mm. long and 5 mm. wide, appressed strigose on both surfaces, red-black processes often present in their axils.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences
Racemes 3–15-flowered; peduncle sparingly strigose or glabrescent, 1.2–6 cm. long; bracts linear, up to 4 mm. long; pedicels pubescent, 1–1.5 mm. long.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Calyx
Calyx strigose; tube 1 mm.; lobes subulate, 1–3 mm. long.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Corolla
Corolla puberulent outside.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Androecium Stamens
Stamens 6–7 mm. long.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Pods rather tetragonal, 15–30 mm. long, ± 2 mm. wide and 1.7 mm. thick, sparsely strigulose, 6–13-seeded; endocarp spotted.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Seeds
Seeds pitted.

Native to:

Kenya, Tanzania

Indigofera nairobiensis Baker f. appears in other Kew resources:

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status Has image?
Jun 24, 1954 Napier, E.R. [444], Kenya K000059920 No
Jun 24, 1954 Johnston, M.J. [160], Kenya K000059916 No
Jun 24, 1954 Dowson, W.J. [196], Kenya K000059909 No
Bally, P.R.O. [7720], Kenya K000059907 No
Bogdan, A. [4624], Kenya K000059899 Yes
Napier, E.R. [2380], Kenya K000059915 No
Battiscombe, E. [743], Kenya K000059906 Yes
Carter, S. [396], Kenya K000059898 Yes
Glover, P.E. [2095], Kenya K000059928 No
Bally, P.R.O. [7809], Kenya K000059908 No
Verdcourt, B. [3140], Kenya K000059922 No

First published in Repert. Spec. Nov. Regni Veg. 10: 124 (1911)

Accepted by

  • Lock, J.M. (1989). Legumes of Africa a check-list: 1-619. Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.

Literature

Kew Backbone Distributions

  • Lock, J.M. (1989). Legumes of Africa a check-list: 1-619. Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.

Flora of Tropical East Africa

  • Bak. f. in F. Fedde, Repertorium Speciorum Novarum Regni Vegetabilis 10: 124 (1911).
  • Gillett in Kew Bulletin, Add. Ser. 1: 49 (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
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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

    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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