Indigofera nairobiensis Baker f.

First published in Repert. Spec. Nov. Regni Veg. 10: 124 (1911)
This species is accepted
The native range of this species is Kenya to Tanzania. It grows primarily in the seasonally dry tropical biome.

Descriptions

International Legume Database and Information Service

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

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.
[FTEA]

Sources

  • 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 Vascular Plants 2023. Published on the Internet at http://www.ipni.org and https://powo.science.kew.org/
    • © Copyright 2022 World Checklist of Vascular Plants. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0
  • Kew Names and Taxonomic Backbone

    • The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Vascular Plants 2023. Published on the Internet at http://www.ipni.org and https://powo.science.kew.org/
    • © Copyright 2022 International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Vascular Plants. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0