Family:
Fabaceae Lindl.
Genus:
Indigofera L.

Indigofera tanaensis J.B.Gillett

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

[ILDIS]

International Legume Database and Information Service

Conservation
Insufficiently known
Ecology
Africa: Somalia-Masai bushland and thicket
Morphology General Habit
Perennial, Not climbing, Herb/Shrub

[FTEA]

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

Morphology General Habit
Shrublet 20–30 cm. tall, the younger branches with a dense appressed silvery indumentum, the older ones smooth, reddish-black.
Morphology Leaves
Leaves 1-foliolate or digitately 2–3-foliolate, often clustered on short shoots; stipules triangular with scarious margins; petiole up to 2 mm. long; leaflets cuneate-obovate, up to 6 mm. long, appressed strigulose on both surfaces.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers
Flowers 1 or 2 together in axils of the leaves; pedicels ± 0.7 mm. long, lengthening to 2 mm. in fruit.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Calyx
Calyx silvery, less than 2 mm. long; lobes subulate, about half as long as the tube.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Corolla
Corolla puberulent outside with short white spreading hairs.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Androecium Stamens
Stamens ± 4.5 mm. long.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Gynoecium Pistil
Ovary 11–12-ovulate, pubescent; style ± 1 mm. long.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Pod unknown.
Habitat
Acacia, Commiphora open bushland on red sandy soil; 100–200 m.
Distribution
K1/K7 not known elsewhere

Native to:

Kenya

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

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status Has image?
Oct 15, 1954 Sampson, H.C. [66], Kenya K000059126 Yes
Wood, A.J. [12152], Kenya K000059121 No
Gillet JB [21204], Kenya K000059123 No
Gillett, J.B. [14748], Kenya K000059125 Yes
Gillet JB [19512], Kenya K000059122 Yes
Faden, A.J. [775], Kenya K000059124 No

First published in Kew Bull., Addit. Ser. 1: 55 (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: 55 (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/
    © Copyright 2017 International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0