Family:
Fabaceae Lindl.
Genus:
Indigofera L.

Indigofera nigricans Vahl ex Pers.

This species is accepted, and its native range is W. Tropical Africa to Chad.

[FWTA]

Papilionaceae, Hutchinson and Dalziel. Flora of West Tropical Africa 1:2. 1958

Morphology General Habit
An erect stiff, probably annual, herb up to 2 ft. high.

[ILDIS]

International Legume Database and Information Service

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

Native to:

Benin, Burkina, Cameroon, Chad, Ghana, Ivory Coast, Mali, Nigeria, Togo

Indigofera nigricans Vahl ex Pers. appears in other Kew resources:

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status Has image?
Aug 31, 1980 Ern, H. [1666], Togo K000239670 No
Oct 6, 1954 Irvine, J.R. [735], Ghana K000239664 No
Oct 6, 1954 Dalziel, J.M. [598], Nigeria K000239668 No
Madsen, J.E. [6198], Burkina Faso K000239662 No
Innes, R.R. [294], Ghana K000239667 No
Madsen, J.E. [5991], Burkina Faso K000239661 No
Hall, J.B. [419], Ghana K000239665 Yes
s.coll. [s.n.], Ghana K000239669 Unknown type material No
Thonning [61], Ghana K000239666 No
Morton, J.K. [9255], Ghana K000239663 No
Madsen, J.E. [5954], Burkina Faso K000239660 No

First published in Syn. Pl. 2: 327 (1807)

Accepted by

  • Akoègninou, A., van der Burg, W.J. & van der Maesen, L.J.G. (eds.) (2006). Flore Analytique du Bénin: 1-1034. Backhuys Publishers.
  • Boudet, G., Lebrun, J.P. & Demange, R. (1986). Catalogue des plantes vasculaires du Mali: 1-465. Etudes d'Elevage et de Médecine Vétérinaire des Pays Tropicaux.
  • Lock, J.M. (1989). Legumes of Africa a check-list: 1-619. Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.
  • Thiombiano, A., Schmidt, M., Dressler, S., Ouédraogo, A., Hahn, K. & Zizka, G. (2012). Catalogue des plantes vasculaires du Burkina Faso Boissiera 65: 1-391.

Literature

Flora of West Tropical Africa

  • Bak. f. Leg. Trop. Afr. 1: 112
  • DC. Prod. 2: 230
  • Syn. 2: 327 (1807)
  • ampl. Bak. f. in J. Bot. 41: 193
  • not of Bak. F.T.A. 2: 78
  • not of F.W.T.A., ed. 1, 1: 391.

Kew Backbone Distributions

  • Akoègninou, A., van der Burg, W.J. & van der Maesen, L.J.G. (eds.) (2006). Flore Analytique du Bénin: 1-1034. Backhuys Publishers.
  • Boudet, G., Lebrun, J.P. & Demange, R. (1986). Catalogue des plantes vasculaires du Mali: 1-465. Etudes d'Elevage et de Médecine Vétérinaire des Pays Tropicaux.
  • Lock, J.M. (1989). Legumes of Africa a check-list: 1-619. Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.
  • Thiombiano, A., Schmidt, M., Dressler, S., Ouédraogo, A., Hahn, K. & Zizka, G. (2012). Catalogue des plantes vasculaires du Burkina Faso Boissiera 65: 1-391.

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  • International Legume Database and Information Service

    International Legume Database and Information Service (ILDIS) V10.39 Nov 2011
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  • Kew Backbone Distributions

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