Family:
Fabaceae Lindl.
Genus:
Indigofera L.

Indigofera schliebenii Harms

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

[ILDIS]

International Legume Database and Information Service

Conservation
Not Threatened
Ecology
Africa: Zambezian woodland, Afromontane grassland, Montane woodland, 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
An erect annual or short-lived perennial up to 1 m. tall, appressed brown and white strigose without multicellular hairs.
Morphology Leaves
Stipules subulate, up to 3 mm. long; rhachis, including a petiole of 1–3 mm., up to 17 mm. long, prolonged 0–3 mm. beyond the lateral leaflets; leaflets 3 or rarely 5, oblanceolate, up to 20 mm. long and 5 mm. wide, the terminal longer than the lateral, strigose on both surfaces.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences
Racemes very dense, 15–20-flowered, ± blackish strigose, the fertile part 1–2 cm., the peduncle up to 3 cm. long.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Calyx
Calyx blackish strigose, 2–3 mm. long, divided almost to the base.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Corolla
Standard pointed, dark strigose outside. Keel rostrate, blackish strigose near the tip.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Androecium Stamens
Stamens ± 3 mm. long.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Pod up to 4 mm. long and 1.5 mm. wide, with black or grey biramous hairs, without multicellular hairs, 1–2-seeded; endocarp not spotted.
Habitat
Upland grassland and woodland; 1600–1800 m.; rainfall 1000–1500 mm.
Distribution
T4 T7 SE. Congo

Native to:

Burundi, Tanzania, Zambia, Zaïre

Indigofera schliebenii Harms appears in other Kew resources:

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status Has image?
Nov 6, 2008 Selemani, H.O. [272], Tanzania K000624222 No
Bidgood, G.S. [832], Tanzania K000624223 No
Magogo, F.C. [2458], Tanzania K000624224 No
Milne-Redhead, E. [10992], Tanzania K000624227 No
Milne-Redhead, E. [10992], Tanzania K000624225 No
Milne-Redhead, E. [10992], Tanzania K000624226 No
Richards, H.M. [8612], Tanzania K000514575 No
Richards, H.M. [17681], Tanzania K000514576 No
Thulin, M. [3248], Tanzania K000514573 No
Richards, H.M. [8612], Tanzania K000514574 No
Scaetta, H. [1743], Congo, DRC K000624228 No

First published in Notizbl. Bot. Gart. Berlin-Dahlem 11: 399 (1932)

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.

Literature

Kew Backbone Distributions

  • Schrire, B.D. (2012). Flora Zambesiaca 3(4): 1-245. Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.

Flora of Tropical East Africa

  • Cronquist in Flore du Congo Belge et du Ruanda-Urundi, 5: 156 (1954).
  • Gillett in Kew Bulletin, Add. Ser. 1: 81 (1958).
  • Harms in Notizblatt des Botanischen Gartens und Museums zu Berlin-Dahelm 11: 399 (1932).

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

  • 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