Family:
Fabaceae Lindl.
Genus:
Indigofera L.

Indigofera sabulosa Thulin

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

[FSOM]

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

Type
C2, 3°57’N, 45°36’E, Thulin & Warfa 5332 (UPS holo., K MOG iso.)
Morphology General Habit
Shrublet to 90 cm tall, young stems densely covered with spreading white hairs
Morphology Leaves
Leaves pinnately 3-foliolate; rhachis up to 11 mm long including a petiole of up to 9 mm
Morphology Leaves Leaflets
Leaflets cuneate-obovate, c. 3–9 x 2–5 mm, rounded to emarginate and mucronate at the apex, with spreading white hairs on both surfaces
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences
Racemes many-flowered, 15–75 mm long including a peduncle of up to 5 mm
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Calyx
Calyx 1–1.6 mm long, divided to at or below the middle into narrowly triangular lobes
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Corolla
Standard pubescent outside, somewhat persistent
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Androecium Stamens
Stamens c. 2.3–2.5 mm long
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Pod somewhat reflexed, straight, dorsiventrally flattened, 8–20 x 2 mm, glabrous or with a few scattered hairs, 3–6-seeded.
Distribution
C1, 2; E Ethiopia
Ecology
Altitude range 150–200 m.

[ILDIS]

International Legume Database and Information Service

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

Native to:

Ethiopia, Somalia

Indigofera sabulosa Thulin appears in other Kew resources:

First published in Nordic J. Bot. 8: 474 (1989)

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

Literature

Kew Backbone Distributions

  • 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.

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
  • 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