Family:
Fabaceae Lindl.
Genus:
Indigofera L.

Indigofera hiranensis Thulin

This species is accepted, and its native range is Central Somalia.

[ILDIS]

International Legume Database and Information Service

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

[FSOM]

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

Type
C2, 53 km on the Maxaas – Bulo Burti road, Thulin & Warfa 4606 (UPS holo., K iso.)
Morphology General Habit
Slender shrub, up to c. 1.2 m tall; young stems appressed pubescent
Morphology Leaves
Leaf-rhachis 6–18 mm long including a petiole of 4–10 mm
Morphology Leaves Leaflets
Leaflets (3–)5–9, opposite, elliptic, 4–10 x 2.5–5.5 mm, strigose on both sides
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences
Racemes c. 10–18-flowered, 15–35 mm long including peduncle of 3–6 mm
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Calyx
Calyx 2.5–4 mm long, divided to below the middle
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Corolla
Keel-blades pubescent outside in the upper half Standard pubescent outside with white somewhat spreading hairs
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Androecium Stamens
Stamens 8–9 mm long
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Pod 20–30 x 3.5 mm, markedly tetragonous with slightly undulate lateral wings, reflexed, straight, except for the c. 2–3 mm long upcurved beak, strigose, 3–6-seeded.
Distribution
C2 not known elsewhere.
Ecology
Altitude range 200–300 m.

Native to:

Somalia

Indigofera hiranensis Thulin appears in other Kew resources:

First published in Nordic J. Bot. 8: 469 (1989)

Accepted by

  • Thulin, M. (ed.) (1993). Flora of Somalia 1: 1-493. The Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.

Literature

Kew Backbone Distributions

  • Thulin, M. (ed.) (1993). Flora of Somalia 1: 1-493. The 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. (1989). Nordic J. Bot. 8:457-488. new/noteworthy legumes NE Trop. Afr.

  • Flora of Somalia

    Flora of Somalia
    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