African Plant Database

Indigofera microcarpa Desv.
Protologue : J. Bot. Agric. 3: 79 (1814)
Information on the genus : Indigofera
Status for MA : accepted (present)
Status for SA : accepted (present)
Status for TA : accepted (present)
Synonym(s) Heterotypic
=Indigofera perrottetii DC. (1825)
=Indigofera richardiana Baill. (1883)
=Indigofera boiviniana Baill. (1883)
=Indigofera punctata Boivin (1883)
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Annal or perennial usually grey-green herb with few-branched stems radiating from a central rootstock, ascending towards the tips, usually somewhat flattened, thinly white-strigose, glabrescent. - Different from all other Indigofera in Africa.
Ecology : Weed of cultivation; shores of receding lakes and rivers; sandy soils; clayey soils; seasonally flooded places; 0-1200 m alt.
  Native in Africa? Madagascar; tropical America (? native), Mexico.
  NO specimen collected in East Africa before 1926.
Biol./Eco : Herb; Dry, Subarid; Freshwater Wetland, Anthropic; 0-499 m, 500-999 m; distribution: Africa. New World,

Bibliography for Tropical Africa :
  • Exell, A. & Wild, H. (2012). Flora Zambesiaca: Mozambique, Federation of Rhodesia and Nyasaland, Bechuanaland Protectorate. London Kew 3(4): 44
  • Darbyshire, I. Kordofami, M. & al. (2015). The plants of Sudan and South Sudan, An annoted checklist. Kew Publishing
  • César J. & C. Chatelain (2019). Flore illustrée du Tchad. Conservatoire et Jardin botaniques de Genève, Coopération Suisse & Univ. N'Djaména

Bibliography for Southern Africa :
  • Ethnobotany of the Kwanyama Ovambos : 100 (1985).

Bibliography other :
  • Peyre de Fabrègues B. & J. P. Lebrun (1976). Catalogue des plantes vasculaires du Niger. Maison Alfort
  • Boudet G. & J.P. Lebrun (1986). Catalogue des plantes vasculaires du Mali. Etudes et Synthèses IEMVT 16
  • Cat. Pl. Vasc. Burkina Faso:235 (2012)
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