Family:
Fabaceae Lindl.
Genus:
Indigofera L.

Indigofera karkarensis Thulin

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

[ILDIS]

International Legume Database and Information Service

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

Type
N3, 8°53’N, 49°27’E, Beckett 730 (K holo., EA iso.)
Morphology General Habit
Shrublet, c. 40–60 cm tall; young stems completely covered by appressed silvery hairs
Morphology Leaves
Leaves 1-foliolate or rarely digitately 2–3-foliolate; petiole up to 2.5 mm long
Morphology Leaves Leaflets
Leaflets linear to linear-oblong, 3–15 x 1–3 mm, rounded to emarginate at the apex, silvery strigose
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences
Racemes c. 8–20-flowered; rhachis 10–40 mm long including very short peduncle, becoming stiff and slightly spinulose, ± sparsely strigose
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Calyx
Calyx c. 1.5 mm long, divided to about the middle
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Corolla
Standard strigose outside, persistent
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Androecium Stamens
Stamens c. 4 mm long
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Pod (unripe) ± deflexed, straight, 10–16 x 1.6 mm, somewhat torulose, silvery strigose, 4–6-seeded.
Distribution
N3 not known elsewhere.
Ecology
Altitude range 590–800 m.

Native to:

Somalia

Indigofera karkarensis Thulin appears in other Kew resources:

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status Has image?
Thulin, M. [6003], Somalia K000392774 isotype Yes

First published in Nordic J. Bot. 12: 319 (1992)

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]

  • 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