Family:
Fabaceae Lindl.
Genus:
Indigofera L.

Indigofera pellucida J.B.Gillett & Thulin

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

[FSOM]

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

Type
S3/Kenya border, 0°06’S, 41°01’E, Gillett & al. 25251 (K holo., EA MOG UPS iso.)
Morphology General Habit
Shrublet, c. 0.8–2 m tall, aromatic; young stems glabrous to pubescent with spreading hairs
Morphology Leaves
Leaves (3–)5(–7)-foliolate; rhachis up to 16 mm long including a petiole of 0.3–10 mm
Morphology Leaves Leaflets
Leaflets obovate to obcordate, up to 8 x 5 mm, sparsely pubescent, with a blister at each side and another beneath the tip
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences
Racemes c. 10–30-flowered; peduncle up to 5 mm long
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Calyx
Calyx c. 1 mm long, divided to about the middle, each lobe with a blister on it
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Corolla
Standard sparsely pubescent outside
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Androecium Stamens
Stamens 2–3 mm long
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Pod 15–22 x 2.5 mm, straight, flattened, glabrous, 8–10-seeded.
Distribution
S3; NE Kenya
Ecology
Altitude range 90–180 m.
Note
In Somalia only known from the type.

[ILDIS]

International Legume Database and Information Service

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

Native to:

Kenya, Somalia

Indigofera pellucida J.B.Gillett & Thulin appears in other Kew resources:

First published in Nordic J. Bot. 8: 473 (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