Family:
Fabaceae Lindl.
Genus:
Indigofera L.

Indigofera zavattarii Chiov.

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

[FTEA]

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

Morphology General Habit
Silvery perennial herb branching from a woody base, up to 50 cm. tall.
Morphology Stem
Young stems, like the stipules, leaves, peduncles and calyces more or less densely clothed with rather long white hairs, mostly appressed, but many spreading at the tips, the older stems reddish-brown, glabrescent.
Morphology Leaves
Stipules linear, 2–3 mm. long; rhachis up to 10 mm. long, including a petiole of 2–4 mm., not or hardly prolonged beyond the lateral leaflets; leaflets 5–7 or often 3 in the lowest leaf of each branch, cuneate-oblong or oblanceolate, obtuse or acute, apiculate, often folded and recurved at the apex, up to 11 mm. long and 3 mm. wide.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences
Racemes 1–4-flowered; peduncles 10–15 mm. long; bracts filiform, up to 1.5 mm. long.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Calyx
Calyx 2–3 mm. long; tube less than 1 mm. long; lobes linear-subulate.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Corolla
Corolla silvery strigulose outside.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Androecium Stamens
Stamens ± 6 mm. long.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Pods subcylindrical, 12–17 mm. long, ± 2 mm. wide and thick, strigulose, 5–8 seeded; endocarp minutely spotted.
Habitat
Rocky hillsides; 1800–2250 m.
Distribution
K1 K2 U1 southern Ethiopia

[ILDIS]

International Legume Database and Information Service

Conservation
Not Threatened
Ecology
Africa: Afromontane grassland, Somalia-Masai grasslands
Morphology General Habit
Perennial, Not climbing, Herb

Native to:

Ethiopia, Kenya, Uganda

Indigofera zavattarii Chiov. appears in other Kew resources:

First published in Miss. Biol. Borana, Racc. Bot., Angiosp.-Gymnosp.: 77 (1939)

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

  • Chiov. in Cuf., Miss. Biol. Boran.: 77, t. 16 (1939).
  • Gillett in Kew Bulletin, Add. Ser. 1: 49 (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

  • 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