Family:
Fabaceae Lindl.
Genus:
Indigofera L.

Indigofera roseocaerulea Baker f.

This species is accepted, and its native range is Ethiopia to S. Tropical Africa.

[ILDIS]

International Legume Database and Information Service

Conservation
Not Threatened
Ecology
Africa: Afromontane(upland) bushland and thicket., Afromontane bamboo thicket.
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 3 m. tall; stems ribbed, brownish or whitish strigulose.
Morphology Leaves
Stipules linear-lanceolate, often reflexed, up to 8 mm. long; rhachis brown strigulose, up to 14 cm. long, including a petiole of 1–3 cm., prolonged ± 5 mm. beyond the lateral leaflets; stipellae brown strigulose, ± 1.5 mm. long; petiolules ± 2 mm. long; leaflets 11–21, oblong-elliptic, apiculate, up to 25 mm. long and 14 mm. wide, finely white strigulose above, with both brown and white hairs beneath.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences
Racemes dark brown strigulose, many-flowered, up to 20 cm. long, including a peduncle of up to 6 cm.; bracts linear-lanceolate, attenuate, up to 5 mm. long, caducous; pedicels up to 3 mm. long and reflexed in fruit.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Calyx
Calyx brown strigulose, ± 1.5 mm. long; lobes broadly triangular, with a short subulate tip, about as long as the tube.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Corolla
Corolla densely white puberulent outside.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Androecium Stamens
Stamens 7–9 mm. long.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Pods blackish-brown, somewhat upturned at the tip, ± 4 cm. long, 3 mm. wide and 2 mm. thick, minutely strigulose, ± 8-seeded; endocarp somewhat spotted.
Habitat
Upland evergreen bushland and bamboo thickets; 1500–3000 m.; rainfall 1000–2000 mm.
Distribution
eastern Congo, S. Ethiopia, T2 T4 T7 T8 U3

Native to:

Ethiopia, Malawi, Rwanda, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia, Zaïre

Indigofera roseocaerulea Baker f. appears in other Kew resources:

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status Has image?
Sep 14, 1954 Clair-Thompson, G.W. [439], Tanzania K000387467 No
Sep 14, 1954 Ward, E.J. [s.n.], Tanzania K000387468 No
Sep 14, 1954 Stolz, A. [1141], Tanzania K000387469 No
Jan 1, 1924 Dummer, R.A. [3593], Uganda K000392842 holotype Yes
Dowsett-Lemaire, F. [123], Zambia K000387455 No
Fanshawe, D.B. [7339], Zambia K000387456 No
Phillips, E. [2372], Malawi K000387457 No
Jwion [184], Congo, DRC K000387476 No
Lovett, P. [410], Tanzania K000514550 No
Richards, M. [17014], Tanzania K000514541 No
Richards, M. [17014], Tanzania K000514542 No
Tothill [2682], Uganda K000387460 No
Richards, M. [15830], Tanzania K000514543 No
Rwaburindore, P.K. [465], Uganda K000387464 No
Procter, J. [1617], Tanzania K000514540 No
Lovett, J.C. [4883], Tanzania K000387466 No
Cooper [s.n.], Ethiopia K000387474 No
Rwaburindore, P.K. [2761], Uganda K000387459 No
Korfoot, O. [1586], Tanzania K000514544 No
Richards, H.M. [8554], Tanzania K000387470 No
Thomas, A.S. [482], Uganda K000387461 No
Richards, H.M. [7943], Tanzania K000514546 No
Carmichael, W. [170], Tanzania K000514549 No
Richards, H.M. [7943], Tanzania K000514548 No
Richards, H.M. [8554], Tanzania K000387471 No
Renvoize, S.A. [2037], Tanzania K000387473 No
Phillips, E. [2372], Malawi K000387458 No
Froment, D. [296], Congo, DRC K000387475 No
Saunders [3], Uganda K000387463 No
Tothill, B.H. [2398], Uganda K000387462 No
Polhill, R. [1520], Tanzania K000514551 No
Richards, H.M. [12143], Tanzania K000514545 No
Richards, H.M. [7943], Tanzania K000514547 No
Mahinde, S. [95], Tanzania K000387472 No
Dale, I.R. [851], Uganda K000387465 No

First published in Legum. Trop. Africa: 158 (1926)

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.
  • Troupin, G. (ed.) (1983). Flora du Rwanda 2: 1-603. Musee Royal de l'Afrique Centrale.

Literature

Kew Backbone Distributions

  • Schrire, B.D. (2012). Flora Zambesiaca 3(4): 1-245. Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.
  • Troupin, G. (ed.) (1983). Flora du Rwanda 2: 1-603. Musee Royal de l'Afrique Centrale.

Flora of Tropical East Africa

  • Bak. f., Leguminosae of Tropical Africa: 158 (1926).
  • Cronquist in Flore du Congo Belge et du Ruanda-Urundi, 5: 137 (1954).
  • Gillett in Kew Bulletin, Add. Ser. 1: 95 (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/
    © Copyright 2017 International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0