Family:
Fabaceae Lindl.
Genus:
Indigofera L.

Indigofera omariana J.B.Gillett

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

[ILDIS]

International Legume Database and Information Service

Conservation
Insufficiently known
Ecology
Africa: Zambezian grassland
Morphology General Habit
Annual, Not climbing, Herb

[FTEA]

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

Morphology General Habit
Annual, with prostrate white pubescent branches.
Morphology Leaves
Stipules filiform, 1.5–2 mm. long; leaf-rhachis pubescent, extending 0.5–1 mm. beyond the lateral leaflets, in all 5–14 mm. long, including the 1–2 mm. petiole; leaflets 3–9, elliptic-oblong, the terminal cuneate, up to 5 mm. long and 2 mm. wide, appressed strigulose on both surfaces.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences
Raceme 2–4-flowered; rhachis filiform, almost glabrous, 13–18 mm. long, including the peduncle of 9–11 mm.; pedicels 0.5–1 mm. long.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Calyx
Calyx pilose, ± 1 mm. long including a tube of 0.4 mm.; lobes cylindrical towards the tip.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Corolla
Corolla pubescent outside.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Androecium Stamens
Stamens 3–3.5 mm. long.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Gynoecium Style
Style 1 mm. long.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Pod erect, somewhat curved, beaked at the apex, flat, bullate over the seeds, 9–10 mm. long, ± 2 mm. wide and 0.4 mm. thick, appressed strigulose, 3–6-seeded.
Habitat
Shallow soil on flat granite rocks between grass tussocks; 900 m.; rainfall 950 mm.
Distribution
not known elsewhere T8

Native to:

Tanzania

Indigofera omariana J.B.Gillett appears in other Kew resources:

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status Has image?
Richards, H.M. [18015], Tanzania K000392814 holotype Yes
Richards, H.M. [18015], Tanzania K000392815 holotype Yes

First published in Kew Bull. 24: 471 (1970)

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

  • Gillett in Kew Bulletin 24: 471, fig. 2 (1970).

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
    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