Family:
Fabaceae Lindl.
Genus:
Indigofera L.

Indigofera taborensis J.B.Gillett

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

[ILDIS]

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Conservation
Insufficiently known
Ecology
Africa: Zambezian grassland, Zambezian woodland
Morphology General Habit
Perennial, Not climbing, Herb

[FTEA]

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

Diagnostic
A much-branched half-woody herb, much resembling I. burttii, but the indumentum is less copious, the flowers are solitary on 1 mm. long pedicels in the axils of 1-foliolate bracts and more or less concealed between their stipules.
Morphology Leaves
The foliage leaves are usually 1-foliolate with a petiole not above 2 mm. long.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Corolla
Standard light red, glabrous or with a few long hairs.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Gynoecium Ovary
Ovary glabrous, much shorter than the style, 2-ovulate.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Fruit erect, 2-seeded, 4 mm. long, the endocarp with 4 longitudinal lines opposite grooves in the cuboid seeds.
Habitat
Deciduous woodland and grassland on sandy soil; 1050–1350 m.; rainfall 800–1000 mm.
Distribution
T1 T4 not known elsewhere

[ILDIS]
Use
Medicine

Native to:

Tanzania

Indigofera taborensis J.B.Gillett appears in other Kew resources:

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status Has image?
Dec 1, 1954 Peter, A. [35599], Tanzania K000624255 No
Dec 1, 1954 Wallace, G.B. [8], Tanzania K000624256 No
Peter, A. [35373], Tanzania K000392829 holotype Yes
Bidgood, S. [5961], Tanzania K000468464 No
Kadesha, A. [552], Tanzania K000624257 No
Gilbert, V. [3745], Tanzania K000624258 No
Bidgood, S. [4584], Tanzania K000624254 No

First published in Kew Bull., Addit. Ser. 1: 24 (1958)

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 Tropical East Africa

  • Gillett in Kew Bulletin, Add. Ser. 1: 24 (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

  • 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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  • Kew Names and Taxonomic Backbone

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