Family:
Fabaceae Lindl.
Genus:
Indigofera L.

Indigofera ramosissima 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: Afromontane grassland
Morphology General Habit
Perennial, Not climbing, Herb

[FTEA]

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

Morphology General Habit
Erect bushy herb 30–40 cm. tall, with numerous stiffly spreading branches; stems densely covered with erect multicellular hairs up to 2 mm. long, the white biramous hairs sparser.
Morphology Leaves
Leaves 3–7(occasionally –9)-foliolate, with multicellular hairs on the rhachis and usually on the margins and under-surface of the leaflets as well; stipules sublinear, green, persistent, spreading, 2–6 mm. long; rhachis up to 1 cm. long including a petiole of 2–5 mm., not prolonged beyond the lateral leaflets except in 3-foliolate leaves; leaflets elliptic, narrowly elliptic or oblanceolate, apiculate, up to 8 mm. long and 3.5 mm. wide, with appressed white biramous hairs on both surfaces, those above thinner and sparser than those beneath.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences
Racemes crowded towards the ends of the branches, 3–12-flowered, 1.5–3 cm. long, including a peduncle of 2–7 mm., everywhere covered with short erect glandular hairs; bracts lanceolate, 1–3 mm. long, rather persistent; pedicels 0.5–1.5 mm. long.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Calyx
Calyx with both white biramous hairs and short erect glandular hairs, the tube 1 mm., the lobes 4 mm. long.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Corolla
Corolla white pubescent outside and also having some glandular hairs on the middle of the standard and of the keel; standard elliptical, apiculate, 6–8 mm. long.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Androecium Stamens
Filaments 6 mm. long; anthers 0.8 mm. including the 0.2 mm. apiculum.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Gynoecium Pistil
Ovary 5–6-ovulate, 3 mm. long; style 4 mm. long, bent through 90° near its centre.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Pod more or less erect, straight, 9–11 mm. long, 2 mm. wide, densely covered with erect glandular hairs 0.4–0.6 mm. long.
Habitat
Upland grassland; 1500–2100 m.; rainfall 800–1000 mm.
Distribution
T4 not known elsewhere

Native to:

Tanzania

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

First published in Kew Bull. 24: 479 (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: 479, fig. 4 (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

  • 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