3702.030 Indigastrum Jaub. & Spach

Description of the genus

Annual or perennial herbs, hairy. Leaves compound, 3-13 foliate, leaflets opposite, entire. Racemes axillary, with many flowers, bracts fall early. Calyx lobes equal to or longer than the tube. Corolla pink, wings twisted outwards, appears to be tri-petalous. Pods reflexed, linear, may be laterally compressed; sutures prominent. Seeds up to 20, small round.

Worldwide: 10 species in Africa, one species pantropical

Botswana: 4 taxa.

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SpeciesFZ divisionsContent
costatum (Guill. & Perr.) Schrire subsp. macrum (E. Mey.) SchrireN,SE
costatum (Guill. & Perr.) Schrire subsp. theuschii (O. Hoffm.) SchrireN,SW,SE
parviflorum (Heyne ex Wight & Arn.) Schrire subsp. occidentalis (J.B. Gillett) Schrire N,SW
parviflorum (Wight & Arn.) Schrire subsp. parviflorum var. parviflorum N,SW,SEImage

Other sources of information about Indigastrum:

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Flora of Caprivi: Indigastrum
Flora of Malawi: Indigastrum
Flora of Mozambique: Indigastrum
Flora of Zambia: Indigastrum
Flora of Zimbabwe: Indigastrum

External websites:

ePIC (electronic Plant Information Center): Indigastrum
Flora Zambesiaca web site: Indigastrum
Google: Web - Images - Scholar
GRIN (Germplasm Resources Information Network) taxonomy for plants report for Indigastrum
Wikipedia: Indigastrum
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Indigastrum
Kew Herbarium catalogue: Indigastrum

Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2014-23

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2023). Flora of Botswana: Genus page: Indigastrum.
https://www.botswanaflora.com/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=1953, retrieved 27 January 2023

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