Family:
Fabaceae Lindl.
Genus:
Indigofera L.

Indigofera swaziensis Bolus

This species is accepted, and its native range is South Sudan to S. Africa.

[FTEA]

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

Morphology General Habit
Softly woody shrub up to 3 m. tall much resembling I. emarginella.
Morphology Stem
The stems seem usually to persist, not dying back to ground level annually.
Morphology Leaves
Leaflets 9–19, up to 18 mm. long and 10 mm. wide, usually more densely strigulose-pubescent than those of I. emarginella.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences
Racemes usually longer than the subtending leaf, with a peduncle of 3–4 cm.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Calyx
Calyx-lobes distinctly pointed, the lower ones at least usually as long as the tube.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Corolla
Standard somewhat persistent.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Androecium Stamens
Stamens 3–6 mm. long.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Pod up to 35 mm. long, strigulose with brownish or brownish and white hairs, ± 10-seeded; endocarp strongly spotted.

[ILDIS]

International Legume Database and Information Service

Conservation
Not Threatened
Ecology
Africa: Zanzibar-Inhambane regional transition zone; bushland and thicket., Afromontane(upland) bushland and thicket.
Morphology General Habit
Perennial, Not climbing, Herb/Shrub

Native to:

Kenya, KwaZulu-Natal, Malawi, Mozambique, Northern Provinces, Sudan, Swaziland, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia, Zimbabwe

Indigofera swaziensis Bolus appears in other Kew resources:

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status Has image?
Jan 1, 1925 Schlechter, F.R.R. [3908], South Africa K000393298 Unknown type material Yes
Wilms, F. [327], South Africa K000393297 Unknown type material Yes

First published in Trans. S. African Philos. Soc. 16: 381 (1906)

Accepted by

  • 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.
  • Germishuizen, G. & Meyer, N.L. (eds.) (2003). Plants of Southern Africa an annotated checklist Strelitzia 14: 1-1231. National Botanical Institute, Pretoria.
  • Lock, J.M. (1989). Legumes of Africa a check-list: 1-619. Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.

Literature

Kew Backbone Distributions

  • Germishuizen, G. & Meyer, N.L. (eds.) (2003). Plants of Southern Africa an annotated checklist Strelitzia 14: 1-1231. National Botanical Institute, Pretoria.
  • Lock, J.M. (1989). Legumes of Africa a check-list: 1-619. Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.

Flora of Tropical East Africa

  • Bolus in Trans. S. Afr. Phil. Soc. 16: 381 (1906).
  • Dale & Greenway, Kenya Trees and Shrubs p. 367 (1961).
  • Gillett in Kew Bulletin, Add. Ser. 1: 97 (1958).

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

  • Herbarium Catalogue Specimens

    Digital Image © Board of Trustees, RBG Kew http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/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/
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