Family:
Fabaceae Lindl.
Genus:
Indigofera L.

Indigofera wildiana J.B.Gillett

This species is accepted, and its native range is Uganda, S. Tropical Africa.

[FTEA]

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

Morphology General Habit
Shrubby herb up to 1.3 m. tall; branches reddish, strigulose.
Morphology Leaves
Stipules subulate, ± 1.5 mm. long; rhachis up to 5 cm. long, including a petiole of 5–12 mm., prolonged 3–5 mm. beyond the lateral leaflets; leaflets 5–13, elliptic-oblong, up to 9 mm. long and 4 mm. wide, strigose on both surfaces.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences
Racemes many-flowered, up to 14 cm. long in fruit, including a peduncle of ± 5 mm.; bracts lanceolate, caducous; pedicels ± 1 mm. long.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Calyx
Calyx ± 1.5–2 mm. long, divided to the middle, shorter above than below; lobes triangular, with subulate tips.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Corolla
Corolla appressed strigulose outside.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Androecium Stamens
Stamens 4–5 mm. long.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Pod subcylindrical, 9–18 mm. long, ± 1.5 mm. wide, strigulose, 7–8-seeded; endocarp spotted.
Distribution
U

[ILDIS]

International Legume Database and Information Service

Conservation
Not Threatened
Ecology
Africa: Zambezian grassland
Morphology General Habit
Perennial, Not climbing, Herb/Shrub

Native to:

Malawi, Mozambique, Uganda, Zimbabwe

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

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status Has image?
Jan 1, 1955 Eyles [6636], Zimbabwe K000392879 holotype Yes
Jan 1, 1955 Monro, C.F.H. [1705], Zimbabwe K000392878 Unknown type material Yes

First published in Kew Bull., Addit. Ser. 1: 72 (1958)

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

  • Gillett in Kew Bulletin, Add. Ser. 1: 72 (1958).

International Legume Database and Information Service

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

  • 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