Family:
Fabaceae Lindl.
Genus:
Indigofera L.

Indigofera sparteola Chiov.

This species is accepted, and its native range is Somalia.

[ILDIS]

International Legume Database and Information Service

Conservation
Insufficiently known
Morphology General Habit
Perennial, Not climbing, Herb/Shrub

[FSOM]

M. Thulin et al. Flora of Somalia, Vol. 1-4 [updated 2008] https://plants.jstor.org/collection/FLOS

Type
C1, from Hobyo to “Sissib”, Puccioni & Stefanini 397 and near “Durgale”, Puccioni & Stefanini 436 (both FT syn.)
Morphology General Habit
Shrublet, up to c. 50 cm high; young stems completely covered by appressed silvery hairs
Morphology Leaves
Leaves digitately 3-foliolate or 1-foliolate; petiole 0–6 mm long
Morphology Leaves Leaflets
Leaflets narrowly elliptic, 5–20 x 1.5–3 mm, acute at the apex, silvery strigose
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences
Racemes c. 10–20-flowered; rhachis 30–110 mm long including peduncle of up to c. 10 mm, densely silvery strigose
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Calyx
Calyx 2–3 mm long, divided to below the middle
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Corolla
Standard strigose outside, soon falling
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Androecium Stamens
Stamens 4–5 mm long
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Pods deflexed, straight or almost so, c. 10–20 x 1.5 mm, laterally flattened, markedly constricted between the seeds and with a distinct swelling over each seed, silvery strigose, c. 3–5-seeded.
Distribution
N3; C1; S2 (south to c. 2°39’N) not known elsewhere.
Ecology
Altitude range 10–310 m.

Native to:

Somalia

Indigofera sparteola Chiov. appears in other Kew resources:

First published in Fl. Somala 1: 140 (1929)

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 Somalia

  • Flora Somalia, Vol 1, (1993) Author: by M. Thulin [updated by M. Thulin 2008]

  • Flora of Somalia

    Flora of Somalia
    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