Family:
Fabaceae Lindl.
Genus:
Indigofera L.

Indigofera coerulea Roxb.

This species is accepted, and its native range is Mali to SE. Egypt and NE. Tropical Africa, E. Israel to Indian Subcontinent.

[FSOM]

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

Morphology General Habit
Shrubby herb up to 1 m tall
Morphology General Indumentum
Stems, leaf- and inflorescence-rhachides densely appressed silvery pubescent
Morphology Leaves
Leaf-rhachis up to 8 cm long including a petiole of up to 2 cm
Morphology Leaves Leaflets
Leaflets 5–9(–11), obovate or oblong-obovate, up to 32 x 23 mm, strigulose on both sides or glabrous above
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences
Racemes many-flowered, up to 4 cm long, subsessile
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Calyx
Calyx 1.5 mm long; lobes triangular, about as long as the tube
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Corolla
Standard brownish strigulose outside
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Androecium Stamens
Stamens 3–3.5 mm long
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Pod c. 15 x 2–3 mm, deflexed, curved, torulose with oblong-elliptic segments, indehiscent, strigulose, 3–4-seeded.
Vernacular
Dharjo (Somali).

[ILDIS]

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Conservation
Not Threatened
Ecology
Africa: Sahel regional transition zone; grassland, Somalia-Masai bushland and thicket
Morphology General Habit
Perennial, Not climbing, Herb/Shrub
Vernacular
Indigotier Sauvage

[ILDIS]
Use
Chemical products

Native to:

Andaman Is., Chad, Djibouti, Egypt, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Gulf States, India, Kenya, Mali, Nicobar Is., Niger, Oman, Pakistan, Palestine, Saudi Arabia, Socotra, Somalia, Sri Lanka, Sudan, Uganda, Yemen

Introduced into:

East Himalaya, Mauritius

Indigofera coerulea Roxb. appears in other Kew resources:

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status Has image?
Mar 17, 1992 Röttler, J.P. [s.n.], India K000848604 Yes
s.coll. [Cat. no. 5460] K001121004 Yes
s.coll. [Cat. no. 5460] K001121003 Yes
s.coll. [Cat. no. 5460] K001121006 Yes
Roxburgh, W. [s.n.], India K000848602 Yes
Röttler, J.P. [s.n.], India K000848603 Yes
s.coll. [Cat. no. 5460] K001121005 Yes

First published in Trans. Soc. London Encour. Arts 28: 294 (1811)

Accepted by

  • Darbyshire, I., Kordofani, M., Farag, I., Candiga, R. & Pickering, H. (eds.) (2015). The Plants of Sudan and South Sudan: 1-400. Kew publishing, Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.
  • Dobignard, A. & Chatelain, C. (2012). Index synonymique de la flore d'Afrique du nord 4: 1-431. Éditions des conservatoire et jardin botaniques, Genève.
  • Ghazanfar, S.A. (2007). Flora of the Sultanate of Oman. volume 2. Crassulaceae - Apiaceae Scripta Botanica Belgica 36: 1-220.
  • 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.
  • Kumar, S. & Sane, P.V. (2003). Legumes of South Asia. A Checklist: 1-536. Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.
  • Lebrun, J.-P., Audru, J., Gaston, A. & Mosnier, M. (1972). Catalogue des Plantes Vasculaires du Tchad Méridional: 1-289. Institut d' Elevage et de Médecine Vétérinaire des Pays Tropicaux, Maisons Alfort.
  • Lock, J.M. (1989). Legumes of Africa a check-list: 1-619. Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.
  • Miller, A.G. & Morris, M. (2004). Ethnoflora of Soqotra Archipelago: 1-759. The Royal Botanic Garden, Edinburgh.
  • Mosti, S., Raffaelli, M. & Tardelli, M. (2012). Contributions to the flora of central-southern Dhofar (Sultanate of Oman) Webbia; Raccolta de Scritti Botanici 67: 65-91.
  • Pandey, R.P. & Dilwakar, P.G. (2008). An integrated check-list flora of Andaman and Nicobar islands, India Journal of Economic and Taxonomic Botany 32: 403-500.
  • Rechinger, K.H. & al. (1984). Papilionaceae II Flora Iranica 157: 1-499. Naturhistorisches Museums Wien.

Literature

Kew Backbone Distributions

  • Audru, J., Cesar, J. & Lebrun, J.-P. (1994). Les Plantes Vasculaires de la République de Djibouti. Flore Illustrée 1: 1-336. CIRAD, Départerment d'Elevage et de Médecine vétérinaire, Djibouti.
  • Boulos, L. (1999). Flora of Egypt 1: 1-419. Al Hadara Publishing, Cairo.
  • Danin, A. & Fragman- Sapir, O. (2019). Flora of Israel Online http://flora.org.il/en/plants/.
  • Darbyshire, I., Kordofani, M., Farag, I., Candiga, R. & Pickering, H. (eds.) (2015). The Plants of Sudan and South Sudan: 1-400. Kew publishing, Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.
  • Ghazanfar, S.A. (2007). Flora of the Sultanate of Oman. volume 2. Crassulaceae - Apiaceae Scripta Botanica Belgica 36: 1-220.
  • 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.
  • Jongbloed, M., Western, R.A. & Boer, B. (2000). Annotated Check-list for plants in the U.A.E.: 1-90. Zodiac Publishing, Dubai.
  • Kumar, S. & Sane, P.V. (2003). Legumes of South Asia. A Checklist: 1-536. Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.
  • Lebrun, J.-P., Audru, J., Gaston, A. & Mosnier, M. (1972). Catalogue des Plantes Vasculaires du Tchad Méridional: 1-289. Institut d' Elevage et de Médecine Vétérinaire des Pays Tropicaux, Maisons Alfort.
  • Lock, J.M. (1989). Legumes of Africa a check-list: 1-619. Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.
  • Miller, A.G. & Morris, M. (2004). Ethnoflora of Soqotra Archipelago: 1-759. The Royal Botanic Garden, Edinburgh.
  • Mosti, S., Raffaelli, M. & Tardelli, M. (2012). Contributions to the flora of central-southern Dhofar (Sultanate of Oman) Webbia; Raccolta de Scritti Botanici 67: 65-91.
  • Peyre de Fabregues, B. & Lebrun, J.-P. (1976). Catalogue des Plantes Vascularies du Niger: 1-433. Institut d' Elevage et de Médecine Vétérinaire des Pays Tropicaux, Maisons Alfort.
  • Rechinger, K.H. & al. (1984). Papilionaceae II Flora Iranica 157: 1-499. Naturhistorisches Museums Wien.

Flora of Somalia

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

International Legume Database and Information Service

  • Baker, J. G. (1877). Flora of Mauritius and the Seychelles
  • Gillett, J. B. et al. (1971). Papilionoideae. In: Fl. Trop. E. Africa, Milne-Redhead & Polhill
  • Kumar, S. & Sane PV (2003). Legumes of South Asia: a check-list. RBG Kew.

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