African Plant Database

Indigofera arrecta Hochst. ex A. Rich.
Protologue : Tent. Fl. Abyss. 1: 184 (1847)  
Information on the genus : Indigofera
Status for MA : accepted (present)
Status for NA : accepted (present)
Status for SA : accepted (present)
Status for TA : accepted (present)
Synonym(s) Heterotypic
=Indigofera umbonata Welw. ex Baker (1871)
=Indigofera scopa De Wild. & T. Durand (1901)
=Indigofera kisantuensis De Wild. & T. Durand (1901)
=Indigofera tinctoria var. arrecta Berhaut
=Indigofera madagascariensis Schrank ex Colla (1824)
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Stout rather woody herb 0,3-2(-3) m tall; stems somewhate ridged,white and brown strigulose.
Ecology : Deciduous and evergreen bushland; mixed woodland areas of cultivation and secondary growth; forest margins; (Hyparrhenia) grassland; roadsides; flood plains; pans; termitaria; waste ground; 200-2700 m alt.
  S. Africa (Transvaal, Natal), Swaziland; S Arabia; Madagascar; SE Asia. Cultivated in the whole of tropical Africa and in SE Africa. Range greatly extended by cultivation for indigo.
  Cultivated in the whole of tropical Africa and in SE Africa. Range greatly extended by cultivation for indigo. Often hardly separable from I. tinctoria in W. Africa, more distinct in E. Africa. LEMMENS, R. H. M. J. (2002).
  Not mapped.
Biol./Eco : Herb, Shrub; Subhumid; Anthropic; 500-999 m, 1000-1499 m, 1500-1999 m; distribution: Africa. Europe, Asia,

Bibliography for Tropical Africa :
  • Exell, A. & Wild, H. (2012). Flora Zambesiaca: Mozambique, Federation of Rhodesia and Nyasaland, Bechuanaland Protectorate. London Kew 3(4): 132
  • Darbyshire, I. Kordofami, M. & al. (2015). The plants of Sudan and south Sudan, An annoted checklist. Kew Publishing

Bibliography for Southern Africa :
  • Ethnobotany of the Kwanyama Ovambos : 99 (1985).
  • Kew Bull. 53: 651-668 (1998)

Bibliography for North Africa :
  • BERHAUT, J. (1967). Flore du Sénégal (éd. 2).
  • OZENDA, P. (1983). Flore et végétation du Sahara. Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique, Paris.
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carte afrique num 64935
Record n°64935
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