Family:
Fabaceae Lindl.
Genus:
Indigofera L.

Indigofera thikaensis J.B.Gillett

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

[FTEA]

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

Morphology General Habit
Woody white-pilose perennial shrublet about 65 cm. tall.
Morphology Leaves
Leaves usually more or less crowded on short branchlets; stipules persistent, brownish, ± 2 mm. wide at the base and 6 mm. long; leaf-rhachis up to 14 mm. long, including a 4 mm. petiole; stipellae filiform, often up to 2 mm. long; leaflets 5–9, oblong-elliptic or obovate, up to 9 mm. long and 4 mm. wide.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences
Racemes 3–12-flowered, 10–20 mm. long, including a 2–3 mm. long peduncle; bracts lanceolate, up to 6 mm. long.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Calyx
Calyx ± 3 mm. long.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Corolla
Corolla white pubescent outside.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Androecium Stamens
Stamens 5.5 mm. long.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Gynoecium Ovary
Ovary silky, ± 11-ovulate.
Habitat
Roadsides and grassland; 1470 m.; rainfall 800 mm.
Distribution
not known elsewhere K4

[ILDIS]

International Legume Database and Information Service

Conservation
Insufficiently known
Ecology
Africa: Somalia-Masai grasslands, Somalia-Masai anthropic landscapes
Morphology General Habit
Perennial, Not climbing, Herb/Shrub

Native to:

Kenya

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

First published in Kew Bull. 24: 475 (1970)

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 24: 475 (1970).

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

  • 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