Family:
Fabaceae Lindl.
Genus:
Indigofera L.

Indigofera paucistrigosa 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 woodland
Morphology General Habit
Perennial, Not climbing, Shrub

[FTEA]

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

Morphology General Habit
Softly woody shrub up to 1.3 m. tall; branches cylindrical, brown, almost glabrous.
Morphology Leaves
Stipules subulate, ± 2 mm. long; stipellae subulate, 1.5 mm. long; rhachis almost glabrous, up to 7 cm. long, including a petiole of 12–17 mm., prolonged 7–12 mm. beyond the lateral leaflets; petiolules up to 2.5 mm. long; leaflets 5–9, obovate or almost orbicular, broadly cuneate at the base, emarginate and apiculate at the apex, up to 18 mm. long and 14 mm. wide, glabrous above, finely strigulose beneath.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences
Raceme almost glabrous, many-flowered, up to 14 cm. long, including a peduncle of 1.5–3 cm.; bracts narrowly triangular, up to 1.5 mm. long, caducous; pedicels strigulose, up to 3 mm. long in flower, spreading or subreflexed and up to 4 mm. long in fruit.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Calyx
Calyx strigulose, ± 2 mm. long; lobes broadly triangular, shorter than the tube.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Corolla
Corolla strigulose outside.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Androecium Stamens
Stamens 13–15 mm. long.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Pod almost 6 cm. long, ± 4 mm. wide and 2 mm. thick.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Seeds
Seeds 10–11, well separated.
Habitat
Stony hill clothed with Brachystegia microphylla; ± 1200 m.; rainfall ± 1000 mm.
Distribution
T1

Native to:

Tanzania

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

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status Has image?
Jan 11, 1955 Burtt, B.D. [6485], Tanzania K000392847 holotype Yes

First published in Kew Bull., Addit. Ser. 1: 87 (1958)

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, Add. Ser. 1: 87 (1958).

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/
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