Family:
Fabaceae Lindl.
Genus:
Indigofera L.

Indigofera subargentea De Wild.

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

[ILDIS]

International Legume Database and Information Service

Conservation
Not Threatened
Ecology
Africa: Lake Victoria regional transition zone; grasslands, Zambezian grassland, Zambezian anthropic landscapes., Sudanian grasslands, Sudanian anthropic landscapes, Lake Victoria regional mosaic; anthropic landscapes.
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
Taprooted branching prostrate or ascending annual, up to 60 cm. tall; stems, leaves and inflorescence appressed strigulose, usually rather densely so, usually a characteristic greenish-yellow when young.
Morphology Leaves
Stipules subulate-setaceous, 2–4 mm. long; rhachis, including a petiole of 1–7 mm., up to 5 cm. long, usually prolonged 1–3 mm. beyond the lateral leaflets; leaflets 7–17 (rarely –21), elliptic-oblong or linear-lanceolate, acute or rounded at the apex, up to 12 or rarely 17 mm. long and 5 mm. wide.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences
Racemes 1–6 cm. long, 5–20-flowered; bracts linear-lanceolate, caducous; pedicels ± 1 mm. long.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Calyx
Calyx more than half as long as stamens, strigose, divided almost to the base; lobes subulate-setaceous, 2–4 mm. long.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Corolla
Corolla pubescent or strigulose outside.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Androecium Stamens
Stamens 3–4(rarely 5) mm. long.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Pod erect or spreading or, less often, somewhat reflexed, 15–20 mm. long, ± 1.7 mm. wide and 1.4 mm. thick, densely strigulose, 7–13-seeded; endocarp spotted.

Native to:

Angola, Burundi, Cameroon, Ethiopia, Kenya, Rwanda, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia, Zaïre

Indigofera subargentea De Wild. appears in other Kew resources:

First published in Bull. Jard. Bot. État Bruxelles 8: 157 (1923)

Accepted by

  • Figueiredo, E. & Smith, G.F. (2008). Plants of Angola Strelitzia 22: 1-279. National Botanical Institute, Pretoria.
  • 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

  • Figueiredo, E. & Smith, G.F. (2008). Plants of Angola Strelitzia 22: 1-279. National Botanical Institute, Pretoria.
  • 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

  • Cronquist in Flore du Congo Belge et du Ruanda-Urundi, 5: 168 (1954).
  • De Wild in Bulletin du Jardin Botanique de l'État a Bruxelles 8: 157 (1923).

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

  • 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