Family:
Fabaceae Lindl.
Genus:
Indigofera L.

Indigofera tanganyikensis Baker f.

This species is accepted, and its native range is Ethiopia to E. Central & E. Tropical Africa.

[FSOM]

M. Thulin et al. Flora of Somalia, Vol. 1-4 [updated 2008] https://plants.jstor.org/collection/FLOS

Morphology General Habit
Erect or decumbent often shrubby herb, 0.2–1 m tall; young stems with spreading pubescence
Morphology Leaves
Leaf-rhachis 10–50 mm long including a petiole of 1–2 mm
Morphology Leaves Leaflets
Leaflets 3–15, opposite, cuneate-oblong, up to 11 x 3 mm, strigose on both sides or glabrous above, channelled and glutinous at the margins
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences
Racemes 2–3-flowered; peduncle up to 15 mm long, glabrescent
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Calyx
Calyx c. 1.5 mm long, divided to the middle
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Corolla
Standard pubescent outside
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Androecium Stamens
Stamens 4–6 mm long
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Pod erect, 10–20 x 1.8 mm, straight, glabrous or strigulose, 7–10-seeded.

[ILDIS]

International Legume Database and Information Service

Ecology
Africa: Somalia-Masai bushland and thicket, Somalia-Masai grasslands, Lake Victoria regional mosaic; bushland and thicket, Lake Victoria regional transition zone; grasslands
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
Erect much-branched shrublet up to 1 m. tall; young branches more or less densely pubescent.
Morphology Leaves
Stipules brownish, glabrous, narrowly triangular-attenuate, ± 2 mm. long; rhachis pilose, up to 5 cm. long in luxuriant young plants but usually much less, including a yellow petiole of, as a rule, ± 1 mm., prolonged ± 1 mm. beyond lateral leaflets; leaflets usually 7–15, less often 3–5, with well-developed stipellae, cuneate-oblong, obtuse, apiculate, often recurved at the tip, up to 11 mm. long and 3 mm. wide, usually glabrous, rarely strigulose above, strigose beneath (hairs 1 mm. long), channelled and glutinous at the margins.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences
Racemes usually 2–3-flowered; peduncle up to 15 mm. long, glabrescent; bracts very caducous, linear, 0.5–1 mm. long; pedicels pilose, ± 1 mm. long.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Calyx
Calyx ± 1.5 mm. long, divided to the middle; lobes usually glandular at the tip.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Corolla
Corolla pubescent outside.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Androecium Stamens
Stamens 4–6 mm. long.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Pod black when ripe with yellow sutures, 10–20 mm. long, 1.8 mm. wide, 1.4 mm. thick, usually glabrous, rarely strigulose, 7–10-seeded; endocarp spotted.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Seeds
Seeds pitted.

Native to:

Burundi, Ethiopia, Kenya, Rwanda, Somalia, Tanzania, Uganda, Zaïre

Indigofera tanganyikensis Baker f. appears in other Kew resources:

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status Has image?
Mettam, R.W. [296], Uganda K000392819 Yes
Mettam, R.W. [296], Uganda K000392820 Yes
Bidgood, S. [6288], Tanzania K000468137 No
Bidgood, S. [6160], Tanzania K000468265 No
Bidgood, S. [5983], Tanzania K000468442 No

First published in Bull. Misc. Inform. Kew 1932: 96 (1932)

Accepted by

  • Lock, J.M. (1989). Legumes of Africa a check-list: 1-619. Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.
  • Troupin, G. (ed.) (1983). Flora du Rwanda 2: 1-603. Musee Royal de l'Afrique Centrale.

Literature

Kew Backbone Distributions

  • Hedberg, I. & Edwards, S. (eds.) (1989 publ. 1990). Flora of Ethiopia and Eritrea 3: 1-659. The National Herbarium, Addis Ababa University, Ethiopia & The Department of Systematic Botany, Upps.
  • Lock, J.M. (1989). Legumes of Africa a check-list: 1-619. Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.
  • Thulin, M. (ed.) (1993). Flora of Somalia 1: 1-493. The Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.
  • Troupin, G. (ed.) (1983). Flora du Rwanda 2: 1-603. Musee Royal de l'Afrique Centrale.

Flora of Somalia

  • Flora Somalia, Vol 1, (1993) Author: by M. Thulin [updated by M. Thulin 2008]

Flora of Tropical East Africa

  • Bak. f. in Bulletin of Miscellaneous Information, Kew 1932: 96 (1932).
  • Gillett in Kew Bulletin, Add. Ser. 1: 44 (1958).

International Legume Database and Information Service

  • Gillett, J. B. (1958). Kew Bull. Addnl. ser. 1:1-166. Indigofera.. in Tropical Africa.

  • Flora of Somalia

    Flora of Somalia
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  • 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

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