Family:
Fabaceae Lindl.
Genus:
Indigofera L.

Indigofera sutherlandioides Welw. ex Baker

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

[FTEA]

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

Note
Differs from I. fulgens Bak. in the following respects.
Morphology Leaves
Leaflets 7–15, becoming rather rigid, up to 3 cm. long and 2 cm. wide, but often much smaller and narrower, rounded, truncate or cordate at the base, densely or sparsely silky pubescent on both surfaces, conspicuously darker above than beneath.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Corolla
Standard white puberulent outside, like the keel, rounded or truncate at the apex.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Androecium Stamens
Stamens 9–11 mm. long.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Pods cylindrical, up to 5 or 6 cm. long, ± 3 mm. wide; endocarp densely spotted.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Seeds
Seeds 6–10, widely separated, pitted.
Habitat
Not recorded; 150 m.; rainfall ± 1100 mm.
Distribution
T6 southern Congo

[ILDIS]

International Legume Database and Information Service

Conservation
Not Threatened
Ecology
Africa: Zambezian woodland
Morphology General Habit
Perennial, Not climbing, Shrub

Native to:

Angola, Tanzania, Zambia, Zaïre

Indigofera sutherlandioides Welw. ex Baker appears in other Kew resources:

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status Has image?
Jan 1, 1958 Gossweiler, J. [9576], Angola K001307015 No
Jan 1, 1958 Gossweiler, J. [9516], Angola K001307014 No
Welwitsch [2012], Angola K000393037 Unknown type material Yes

First published in D.Oliver & auct. suc. (eds.), Fl. Trop. Afr. 2: 101 (1871)

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.

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.

Flora of Tropical East Africa

  • Bak. in Flora of Tropical Africa 2:101 (1871).
  • Cronquist in Flore du Congo Belge et du Ruanda-Urundi, 5: 137 (1954), pro parte.
  • F. White, Forest Flora of Northern Rhodesia p. 156 (1962).
  • Gillett in Kew Bulletin, Add. Ser. 1: 86 (1958).
  • Torre in Consp. Fl. Angol. 3: 118 (1962).

International Legume Database and Information Service

  • Torre, A. R. et al. (1966). Papilionoideae. In: Consp. Fl. Angolensis 3. Exell & Fernandez

  • Flora of Tropical East 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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