Family:
Fabaceae Lindl.
Genus:
Indigofera L.

Indigofera strobilifera (Hochst.) Hochst. ex Baker

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

[FSOM]

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

Morphology General Habit
Annual, up to 35 cm tall, covered with long soft hairs in addition to biramous hairs
Morphology Leaves
Leaf-rhachis c. 20 mm long including a petiole of 2–4 mm
Morphology Leaves Leaflets
Leaflets 3–7(–9), not or only slightly larger than the ovate-acuminate stipules
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences
Racemes 2-flowered, hidden within large accrescent bracts forming strobili in the leaf-axils
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Calyx
Calyx c. 3 mm long, deeply divided
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Corolla
Standard pubescent
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Pods hidden within the bracts, up to 4 x 1.5 mm, pubescent, 2–4-seeded.

[ILDIS]

International Legume Database and Information Service

Conservation
Not Threatened
Ecology
Africa: Sudanian woodland, Sudanian bushland and thicket, Zambezian woodland, Zambezian bushland and thicket, Zanzibar-Inhambane regional transition zone; bushland and thicket.
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 annual up to 35 cm. tall, more or less densely covered with long softly silky hairs in addition to biramous hairs on the leaflets and minute glandular hairs on the margins of the bracts.
Morphology Leaves
Leaves 3–7(–9)-foliolate; stipules ovate-acuminate, ± 10 mm. long and 4 mm. wide, almost or quite as large as the elliptic lateral leaflets; rhachis prolonged 3–5 mm. beyond the lateral leaflets, in all ± 20 mm. long, including a petiole of 2–4 mm.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences
Racemes 2-flowered, with peduncles ± 2 mm. long, up to 5 mm. in fruit, and pedicels 1–2 mm. long, reflexed in fruit, concealed within large bracts which are accrescent in fruit and consist of a pair of stipules united to near the middle, with or without a point in the notch between them (the rudimentary rhachis); these overlapping bracts form strobili in the leaf-axils and may elongate to 3–8 cm. or more in fruit.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Calyx
Calyx deeply divided, 3 mm. long, slightly shorter than the stamens.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Corolla
Standard pubescent.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Pods concealed within the enlarged bracts, terete, up to 4 mm. long, 1.5 mm. wide, pubescent, 2–4-seeded; endocarp with 4 dark lines.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Seeds
Seeds yellow, subcuboid, 4-grooved, ± 1 by 1 mm.

[FWTA]

Papilionaceae, Hutchinson and Dalziel. Flora of West Tropical Africa 1:2. 1958

Morphology General Habit
A silky, much-branched, half-woody herb.

Native to:

Burkina, Cameroon, Chad, Kenya, Malawi, Mali, Mozambique, Niger, Nigeria, Somalia, Sudan, Tanzania, Zambia, Zimbabwe

Indigofera strobilifera (Hochst.) Hochst. ex Baker appears in other Kew resources:

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status Has image?
Schrire, B.D. [2572], Kenya 62722.000 No

First published in D.Oliver & auct. suc. (eds.), Fl. Trop. Afr. 2: 75 (1871)

Accepted by

  • Boudet, G., Lebrun, J.P. & Demange, R. (1986). Catalogue des plantes vasculaires du Mali: 1-465. Etudes d'Elevage et de Médecine Vétérinaire des Pays Tropicaux.
  • Darbyshire, I., Kordofani, M., Farag, I., Candiga, R. & Pickering, H. (eds.) (2015). The Plants of Sudan and South Sudan: 1-400. Kew publishing, Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.
  • Lebrun, J.-P., Audru, J., Gaston, A. & Mosnier, M. (1972). Catalogue des Plantes Vasculaires du Tchad Méridional: 1-289. Institut d' Elevage et de Médecine Vétérinaire des Pays Tropicaux, Maisons Alfort.
  • Lebrun, J.p., Toutain, B., Gaston, A. & Boudet, G. (1991). Catalogue des Plantes Vasculaires du Burkina Faso: 1-341. Institut d' Elevage et de Médecine Vétérinaire des Pays Tropicaux, Maisons Alfort.
  • Lock, J.M. (1989). Legumes of Africa a check-list: 1-619. Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.
  • Peyre de Fabregues, B. & Lebrun, J.-P. (1976). Catalogue des Plantes Vascularies du Niger: 1-433. Institut d' Elevage et de Médecine Vétérinaire des Pays Tropicaux, Maisons Alfort.
  • Schrire, B.D. (2012). Flora Zambesiaca 3(4): 1-245. Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.

Literature

Flora of West Tropical Africa

  • Bak. f. Leg. Trop. Afr. 1: 113.
  • in F.T.A. 2: 75 (1871)

Kew Backbone Distributions

  • Boudet, G., Lebrun, J.P. & Demange, R. (1986). Catalogue des plantes vasculaires du Mali: 1-465. Etudes d'Elevage et de Médecine Vétérinaire des Pays Tropicaux.
  • Lebrun, J.-P., Audru, J., Gaston, A. & Mosnier, M. (1972). Catalogue des Plantes Vasculaires du Tchad Méridional: 1-289. Institut d' Elevage et de Médecine Vétérinaire des Pays Tropicaux, Maisons Alfort.
  • Lebrun, J.p., Toutain, B., Gaston, A. & Boudet, G. (1991). Catalogue des Plantes Vasculaires du Burkina Faso: 1-341. Institut d' Elevage et de Médecine Vétérinaire des Pays Tropicaux, Maisons Alfort.
  • Lock, J.M. (1989). Legumes of Africa a check-list: 1-619. Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.
  • Peyre de Fabregues, B. & Lebrun, J.-P. (1976). Catalogue des Plantes Vascularies du Niger: 1-433. Institut d' Elevage et de Médecine Vétérinaire des Pays Tropicaux, Maisons Alfort.
  • Schrire, B.D. (2012). Flora Zambesiaca 3(4): 1-245. Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.

Flora of Somalia

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

Flora of Tropical East Africa

  • Bak. in Flora of Tropical Africa 2:75 (1871).
  • Gillett in Flora of West Tropical Africa, ed. 2, 1: 538 (1958)
  • Gillett in Kew Bulletin, Add. Ser. 1: 25 (1958).

International Legume Database and Information Service

  • Gillett, J. B. (1958). Kew Bull. Addnl. ser. 1:1-166. Indigofera.. in Tropical Africa.
  • Gillett, J. B. et al. (1971). Papilionoideae. In: Fl. Trop. E. Africa, Milne-Redhead & Polhill

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