Family:
Fabaceae Lindl.
Genus:
Indigofera L.

Indigofera sisalis J.B.Gillett

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

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Conservation
Not Threatened
Ecology
Africa: Zanzibar-Inhambane regional transition zone ; woodland., Zanzibar-Inhambane regional transition zone; bushland and thicket., Zanzibar-Inhambane regional transition zone; grassland.
Morphology General Habit
Annual, Not climbing, Herb

[FTEA]

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

Diagnostic
Closely related to I. hochstetteri and I. praticola; differing in its usually narrower (2 mm. wide) almost straight 7–10-seeded fruit and the calyx only about half as long as the 4–5 mm. long stamens or less.
Morphology Leaves
Leaflets glabrous above or almost so.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits Infructescences
The fruiting raceme is up to 9 cm. long.
Figures
Fig. 36/8, p. 221.
Habitat
Deciduous woodland and bushland, roadsides, sisal plantations and other cultivated land; 400–900 m.; rainfall 600–900 mm.
Distribution
K4 K7 T2 T3 T6 not known elsewhere

Native to:

Kenya, Tanzania

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

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status Has image?
Nov 2, 1954 Sampson, H.C. [97], Kenya K000059931 No
Gillett, J.B. [18116], Kenya K000059930 No
Willy, P. [3819], Kenya K000059932 No
Verdcourt, B. [3875], Kenya K000059929 Yes

First published in Kew Bull., Addit. Ser. 1: 14 (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: 14 (1958).

International Legume Database and Information Service

  • Gillett, J. B. (1958). Kew Bull. Addnl. ser. 1:1-166. Indigofera.. in Tropical Africa.

  • Flora of Tropical East Africa

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  • Herbarium Catalogue Specimens

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  • International Legume Database and Information Service

    International Legume Database and Information Service (ILDIS) V10.39 Nov 2011
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  • 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/
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