Family:
Fabaceae Lindl.
Genus:
Indigofera L.

Indigofera ugandensis Baker f.

This species is accepted, and its native range is Uganda to Zambia.

[FTEA]

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

Morphology General Habit
Erect somewhat woody herb 0.6–1.3 m. tall; stems reddish, appressed strigulose with hairs ± 0.2 mm. long.
Morphology Leaves
Stipules falcate-subulate, reflexed; leaf-rhachis up to 3 cm. long, prolonged 1–3 mm. beyond the lateral leaflets; petiole and gap between the 2 lower leaflet pairs each ± 1 mm. long so that 4 leaflets are crowded together at the base of the leaf; stipellae well developed; leaflets 9–15, elliptic or cuneate-oblong, up to 10 mm. long and 5 mm. wide, strigulose with short hairs only above, both short and long beneath.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences
Racemes many-flowered, up to 11 cm. long, including a peduncle of 10–15 mm.; bracts lanceolate-linear, ±1.5 mm. long, very caducous; pedicels up to 2 mm. long in fruit.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Calyx
Calyx strigulose, 2–2.5 mm. long, deeply divided; lobes subulate.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Corolla
Corolla densely strigulose outside.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Androecium Stamens
Stamens ± 4 mm. long.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Pod subtetragonal, faintly torulose, 15–20 mm. long, ± 2 mm. wide and thick, sparsely strigulose, 7–11-seeded; endocarp hardly spotted.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Seeds
Seeds not pitted.
Habitat
Swampy grassland, forest or woodland margins; 1200–1500 m.; rainfall 900–1300 mm.
Distribution
not known elsewhere T4 T7 U4

[ILDIS]

International Legume Database and Information Service

Conservation
Insufficiently known
Ecology
Africa: Lake Victoria regional transition zone; grasslands, Zambezian grassland, Zambezian bushland and thicket, Lake Victoria regional mosaic; bushland and thicket
Morphology General Habit
Annual, Not climbing, Herb

Native to:

Malawi, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia

Indigofera ugandensis Baker f. appears in other Kew resources:

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status Has image?
Dummer, R. [3192], Uganda K000392864 Unknown type material Yes

First published in Legum. Trop. Africa: 155 (1926)

Accepted by

  • Lock, J.M. (1989). Legumes of Africa a check-list: 1-619. Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.
  • Schrire, B.D. (2012). Flora Zambesiaca 3(4): 1-245. Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.

Literature

Kew Backbone Distributions

  • Schrire, B.D. (2012). Flora Zambesiaca 3(4): 1-245. Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.

Flora of Tropical East Africa

  • Bak. f., Leguminosae of Tropical Africa: 155 (1926).
  • Gillett in Kew Bulletin, Add. Ser. 1: 71 (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