Family:
Fabaceae Lindl.
Genus:
Indigofera L.

Indigofera oligophylla Klotzsch

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

[FTEA]

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

Morphology General Habit
Prostrate short-lived perennial, everywhere covered by a rather dense appressed greyish indumentum.
Morphology Leaves
Leaves 3–5-foliolate; stipules subulate, stiffly erect, up to 2 mm. long; rhachis, including a petiole of up to 10 mm., up to 13 mm. long, not, or but shortly, prolonged beyond the lateral leaflets; leaflets linear-lanceolate, the terminal up to 30 mm. long and 2.5 mm. wide, the lateral usually smaller.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences
Racemes many-flowered, up to 35 mm. long, including a peduncle of up to 7 mm.; bracts ± 1 mm. long, very caducous; pedicels under 1 mm. long, reflexed in fruit.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Calyx
Calyx deeply divided into subulate lobes, 4 mm. long.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Corolla
Corolla silvery outside, 4.5 mm. long.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Androecium Stamens
Stamens 4–4.5 mm. long.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Gynoecium Style
Style rather persistent, ± 3 mm. long, bent above the middle.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Pod curved, flat, swollen above the 3–5 seeds but without a lateral ridge, up to 11 mm. long, 2 mm. wide, 0.9 mm. thick; endocarp not mottled.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Seeds
Seeds orange, subquadrate, smooth or slightly corrugated.
Habitat
Sand at high tide-mark; rainfall ± 1000 mm.
Distribution
T6

[ILDIS]

International Legume Database and Information Service

Conservation
Insufficiently known
Ecology
Africa: Zanzibar-Inhambane regional transition zone; mangrove.
Morphology General Habit
Perennial, Not climbing, Herb

Native to:

Mozambique, Tanzania

Indigofera oligophylla Klotzsch appears in other Kew resources:

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status Has image?
Gomes e Sousa, A.F. [3.512], Mozambique K000392949 neotype Yes
Gomes e Sousa, A.F. [3.512], Mozambique K000392950 neotype Yes

First published in W.C.H.Peters, Naturw. Reise Mossambique 6(1): 49 (1861)

Accepted by

  • Lock, J.M. (1989). Legumes of Africa a check-list: 1-619. Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.
  • Schrire, B.D. (2012). Flora Zambesiaca 3(4): 1-245. Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.

Literature

Kew Backbone Distributions

  • Schrire, B.D. (2012). Flora Zambesiaca 3(4): 1-245. Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.

Flora of Tropical East Africa

  • Bak. f., Leguminosae of Tropical Africa:164 (1926).
  • Bak. in Flora of Tropical Africa 2: 102 (1871).
  • Gillett in Kew Bulletin, Add. Ser.1: 13 (1958).
  • Klotzsch in Peters, Reise Mossamb. Bot. 1: 49 (1861).

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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