Family:
Fabaceae Lindl.
Genus:
Indigofera L.

Indigofera gypsacea 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
S1, 50 km on road between Garbaharrey and Luuq, Thulin & Bashir Mohamed 6943 (UPS holo., FT K MOG iso.)
Morphology General Habit
Perennial prostrate herb, appressed strigose
Morphology Leaves
Leaves pinnately 3-foliolate; rhachis up to 35 mm long including a petiole of up to 27 mm; leaflets narrowly elliptic to obovate or suborbicular, obtuse to rounded at the apex, 10–32 x 5–19 mm
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences
Racemes up to 5(–7) cm long including a peduncle of up to 2.5 cm, equalling or somewhat exceeding the leaves
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Calyx
Calyx c. 2 mm long; lobes subulate, longer than the tube
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Corolla
Standard obovate, c. 3.5–4 mm long, strigose outside, persistent
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Androecium Stamens
Stamens c. 3–3.5 mm long
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Pod reflexed, straight, shortly acute, with a continuous to interrupted lateral ridge, 6–12 x 2.4–3 mm, strigose, 2–3-seeded.
Distribution
C1; S1; E Ethiopia
Ecology
Altitude range 140–200 m.
Vernacular
Darga (Somali).
Note
I. gypsacea is in Somalia known only from near Ceelbuur in C1 and near Luuq in S1. The plants from near Luuq are more robust with larger leaves and usually proportionally wider leaflets than those from near Ceelbuur.

[ILDIS]

International Legume Database and Information Service

Morphology General Habit
Perennial, Not climbing, Herb

Native to:

Ethiopia, Somalia

Indigofera gypsacea Thulin appears in other Kew resources:

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status Has image?
Jan 1, 1991 Thulin, M. [6943], Somalia K000392775 isotype Yes

First published in Nordic J. Bot. 12: 317 (1992)

Accepted by

  • Hedberg, I., Friis, I. & Persson, E. (2009). Flora of Ethiopia and Eritrea 1: 1-305. 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., Friis, I. & Persson, E. (2009). Flora of Ethiopia and Eritrea 1: 1-305. 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.

Flora of Somalia

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

  • 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