Family:
Fabaceae Lindl.
Genus:
Indigofera L.

Indigofera nephrocarpa Balf.f.

This species is accepted, and its native range is Somalia, Socotra, S. Arabian Peninsula, Pakistan.

[FSOM]

M. Thulin et al. Flora of Somalia, Vol. 1-4 [updated 2008] https://plants.jstor.org/collection/FLOS

Morphology General Habit
Prostrate perennial; stems silvery with hairs usually spreading at the tips
Morphology Leaves
Leaf-rhachis up to c. 2.5 mm long
Morphology Leaves Leaflets
Leaflets 1–3, alternate, ± broadly obovate or obcordate, 1.5–5 x 1.5–4 mm, silvery with hairs usually spreading at the tips
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences
Racemes 2–6-flowered, very short, peduncle up to 5 mm long
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Calyx
Calyx 1–1.5 mm long, divided to about the middle
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Corolla
Standard pubescent outside
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Androecium Stamens
Stamens c. 1.5 mm long
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Pod curved ± into a circle, c. 2 x 1.6 mm, covered with spreading hairs, 1-seeded.
Distribution
N3 (Cape Guardafui); Socotra, Yemen, Oman
Ecology
Altitude c. 200 m.

[ILDIS]

International Legume Database and Information Service

Conservation
Not Threatened
Morphology General Habit
Annual/Perennial, Not climbing, Herb

Native to:

Oman, Pakistan, Socotra, Somalia, Yemen

Indigofera nephrocarpa Balf.f. appears in other Kew resources:

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status Has image?
Dec 1, 1955 Bayley Balfour [85], Socotra K000392797 Unknown type material Yes
Schweinfurth, G. [237], Socotra K000392796 Unknown type material Yes

First published in Proc. Roy. Soc. Edinburgh 11: 509 (1882)

Accepted by

  • Ghazanfar, S.A. (2007). Flora of the Sultanate of Oman. volume 2. Crassulaceae - Apiaceae Scripta Botanica Belgica 36: 1-220.
  • Kumar, S. & Sane, P.V. (2003). Legumes of South Asia. A Checklist: 1-536. Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.
  • Miller, A.G. & Morris, M. (2004). Ethnoflora of Soqotra Archipelago: 1-759. The Royal Botanic Garden, Edinburgh.
  • Mosti, S., Raffaelli, M. & Tardelli, M. (2012). Contributions to the flora of central-southern Dhofar (Sultanate of Oman) Webbia; Raccolta de Scritti Botanici 67: 65-91.
  • Rechinger, K.H. & al. (1984). Papilionaceae II Flora Iranica 157: 1-499. Naturhistorisches Museums Wien.

Literature

Kew Backbone Distributions

  • Ghazanfar, S.A. (2007). Flora of the Sultanate of Oman. volume 2. Crassulaceae - Apiaceae Scripta Botanica Belgica 36: 1-220.
  • Miller, A.G. & Morris, M. (2004). Ethnoflora of Soqotra Archipelago: 1-759. The Royal Botanic Garden, Edinburgh.
  • Mosti, S., Raffaelli, M. & Tardelli, M. (2012). Contributions to the flora of central-southern Dhofar (Sultanate of Oman) Webbia; Raccolta de Scritti Botanici 67: 65-91.
  • Rechinger, K.H. & al. (1984). Papilionaceae II Flora Iranica 157: 1-499. Naturhistorisches Museums Wien.

Flora of Somalia

  • Flora Somalia, Vol 1, (1993) Author: by M. Thulin [updated by M. Thulin 2008]

International Legume Database and Information Service

  • Kumar, S. & Sane PV (2003). Legumes of South Asia: a check-list. RBG Kew.

  • Flora of Somalia

    Flora of Somalia
    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