Family:
Fabaceae Lindl.
Genus:
Indigofera L.

Indigofera boranica Thulin

This species is accepted, and its native range is S. Ethiopia to NE. Kenya.

[ILDIS]

International Legume Database and Information Service

Conservation
Not Threatened
Ecology
Africa: Somalia-Masai bushland and thicket
Morphology General Habit
Perennial, Not climbing, Herb/Shrub

[FSOM]

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

Morphology General Habit
Slender erect shrublet up to 1–2 m tall
Morphology Stem
Old stems with dark purple bark; young branches white strigose
Morphology Leaves
Leaf-rhachis 2–4.5 cm long including a petiole of 0.5–1.3 cm
Morphology Leaves Leaflets
Leaflets 5–9, opposite, elliptic to obovate, rounded to emarginate at the apex, 4–15 x 2.5–10 mm, strigose on both surfaces
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences
Racemes fairly dense, c. 10–25-flowered, 3–7.5 cm long including a peduncle of 0.5–2 cm, white strigose
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Calyx
Calyx 3–5 mm long, deeply divided into very narrowly triangular to almost setaceous lobes
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Corolla
Standard white pubescent outside
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Androecium Stamens
Stamens 6–8 mm long
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Pod reflexed, 20–60 x 3–4 mm, straight, with a forwardly directed beak, somewhat flattened and not markedly tetragonal, strigose, 4–8-seeded.
Distribution
N3; S1; S Ethiopia, NE Kenya
Ecology
Altitude c. 450 m.

Native to:

Ethiopia, Kenya, Somalia

Indigofera boranica Thulin appears in other Kew resources:

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status Has image?
Jun 4, 1980 Gilbert, M.G. [1517], Kenya K000392952 Unknown type material Yes

First published in Nordic J. Bot. 2: 44 (1982)

Accepted by

  • 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.
  • 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 Somalia

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

International Legume Database and Information Service

  • Thulin, M. (1983). Opera Botanica 68:1-223. Leguminosae of Ethiopia

  • Flora of Somalia

    Flora of Somalia
    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