Family:
Fabaceae Lindl.
Genus:
Indigofera L.

Indigofera praticola Baker f.

This species is accepted, and its native range is Tanzania to S. Africa, SW. & S. Madagascar.

[FTEA]

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

Morphology General Habit
Closely related to I. hochstetteri from which it differs as in the key.
Morphology Leaves
Leaves up to 9-foliolate.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Calyx
Calyx two-thirds as long as the 3 mm. long stamens.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Seeds
Seeds quadrangular, flattened, mottled.
Figures
Fig. 36/6, p. 221.
Habitat
Not recorded; 400–500 m.; rainfall ± 900 mm.
Distribution
T6 T8

[ILDIS]

International Legume Database and Information Service

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

Native to:

Botswana, Cape Provinces, Caprivi Strip, Madagascar, Malawi, Mozambique, Northern Provinces, Tanzania, Zambia, Zimbabwe

Indigofera praticola Baker f. appears in other Kew resources:

First published in Vierteljahrsschr. Naturf. Ges. Zürich 70: 218 (1925)

Accepted by

  • Du Puy, D.J., Labat, N.-N., Rabevohitra, R., Villiers, J.-F., Bosser, J. & Moat, J. (2002). The Leguminosae of Madagascar: 1-737. Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.
  • Germishuizen, G. & Meyer, N.L. (eds.) (2003). Plants of Southern Africa an annotated checklist Strelitzia 14: 1-1231. National Botanical Institute, Pretoria.
  • 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

  • Du Puy, D.J., Labat, N.-N., Rabevohitra, R., Villiers, J.-F., Bosser, J. & Moat, J. (2002). The Leguminosae of Madagascar: 1-737. Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.
  • Germishuizen, G. & Meyer, N.L. (eds.) (2003). Plants of Southern Africa an annotated checklist Strelitzia 14: 1-1231. National Botanical Institute, Pretoria.
  • Schrire, B.D. (2012). Flora Zambesiaca 3(4): 1-245. Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.

Flora of Tropical East Africa

  • Bak. f. in Vier. Nat. Ges. Zür. 70: 218, fig. 2 (1925).
  • Bak. f., Leguminosae of Tropical Africa: 165 (1926).
  • Gillett in Kew Bulletin, Add. Ser. 1: 14 (1958).

International Legume Database and Information Service

  • Du Puy, D. J. et al. (2002). The Leguminosae of Madagascar. RBG Kew.

  • Flora of Tropical East Africa

    Flora of Tropical East Africa
    http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/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