African Plant Database

Indigofera nummulariifolia (L.) Livera ex Alston
Protologue : Handb. Fl. Ceylon 6(Suppl.): 72 (1931)
Information on the genus : Indigofera
Basionym : Hedysarum nummulariifolium L.
Status for MA : accepted (present)
Status for SA : accepted (present)
Status for TA : accepted (present)
Synonym(s) Homotypic
 Hedysarum nummulariifolium L.
 Hedysarum nummularifolium L. (1753)
Synonym(s) Heterotypic
=Acanthonotus echinatus (Willd.) Benth.
=Indigofera echinata Willd. (1802)
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Prostrate or erect annual herb, occasionally rooting at the nodes; stem often flattened, sparsely strigulose, 20-80 cm long, radiating from a central root, copiously branched; with biramous hairs all white and minute gland dots.
Ecology : Cultivated ground; weedy places; open and sandy places; sand at the base of sandstone cliff; hollows; on laterite; savanna; 0-1400 m alt.
  Namibia; Madagascar; India, Sri Lanka; Indo-China.
Biol./Eco : Herb; Subhumid, Dry; Freshwater Wetland, Inselberg/Rock Face, Anthropic; 1000-1499 m, 1500-1999 m; distribution: Africa. Asia,

Bibliography for Tropical Africa :
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  • Cat. Pl. Vasc. Burkina Faso:236 (2012)
  • 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
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