3702.000 Indigofera L.

Description of the genus

Herbs or shrubs. Hairs usually medifixed. Leaves usually imparipinnate. Flowers usually in axillary racemes. Corolla usually red. Stamens united or with the upper one free; anthers apiculate. Fruit usually dehiscent.

Derivation of name: Indigo-fera: indigo-bearing

Worldwide: c. 700 species in tropical and warm areas

Botswana: 44 taxa.

The larvae of the following species of insect eat species of this genus:
Azygophleps inclusa (Inclusive goat)
Coeliades pisistratus (Two-pip policeman)
Leptotes group (Blues)
Trigonodes hyppasia (Triangles)
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SpeciesFZ divisionsContent
adenoides Baker f.
alternans DC. var. alternans SW
arenophila Schinz
astragalina DC.NDescription, Image
bainesii Baker
cecilii N. E. Br.Description, Image
charlieriana Schinz subsp. charlieriana var. charlieriana N,SWDescription, Image
charlieriana Schinz subsp. charlieriana var. lata J.B. GillettN,SE
charlieriana Schinz subsp. sessilis (Chiov.) Schrire var. scaberrima (Schinz) J.B. GillettN,SW
circinnata Benth. ex Harv.SEDescription, Image
colutea (Burm. f.) Merr.
comosa N.E. Br.SE
cryptantha Benth. ex Harv. var. cryptantha
daleoides Benth. ex Harv. var. daleoides N,SW,SE
filipes Benth. ex Harv.
flavicans BakerN,SW,SEDescription, Image
gairdnerae Hutch. ex Baker f.Description, Image
heterotricha DC. subsp. heterotricha
hirsuta L. var. hirsuta
hochstetteri Baker
hoffmanniana SchinzN
holubii N.E. Br.N,SEDescription, Image
ingrata N.E. Br.
inhambanensis KlotzschImage
kavangoensis SchrireN
melanadenia Benth. ex Harv.SE
mollicoma N.E. Br.SE
nummulariifolia (L.) Livera ex AlstonNDescription, Image
ormocarpoides BakerNDescription, Image
oxytropis Benth. ex Harv.SE
praticola Baker f. var. praticola N,SEDescription, Image
radicifera Cronq. subsp. arthrocarpa Schrire N
rhytidocarpa Harv. var. rubrosiliqua SchrireSE
rhytidocarpa Benth. ex Harv. var. rhytidocarpa N,SEDescription, Image
schimperi Jaub. & Spach var. schimperi N,SEDescription, Image
schimperi Jaub. & Spach var. baukeana (Vatke) J.B. Gillett SE
sordida Benth. ex Harv.
streyana Merxm.N,SW,SE
subulata Poir. var. subulata N,SW,SE
tinctoria L. var. arcuata J.B. GillettNDescription, Image
transvaalensis Baker f.SE
trigonelloides Jaub. & SpachN
vicioides Jaub. & Spach subsp. rogersii (R.E. Fr.) SchrireN
vicioides Jaub. & Spach subsp. vicioides N,SW,SE

Other sources of information about Indigofera:

Our websites:

Flora of Caprivi: Indigofera
Flora of Caprivi: cultivated Indigofera
Flora of Malawi: Indigofera
Flora of Mozambique: Indigofera
Flora of Zambia: Indigofera
Flora of Zimbabwe: Indigofera
Flora of Zimbabwe: cultivated Indigofera

External websites:

African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Indigofera
BHL (Biodiversity Heritage Library): Indigofera
EOL (Encyclopedia of Life): Indigofera
GBIF (Global Biodiversity Information Facility): Indigofera
Google: Web - Images - Scholar
iNaturalist: Indigofera
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Indigofera
JSTOR Plant Science: Indigofera
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Indigofera
Plants of the World Online: Indigofera
Tropicos: Indigofera
Wikipedia: Indigofera

Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2014-24

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2024). Flora of Botswana: Genus page: Indigofera.
https://www.botswanaflora.com/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=722, retrieved 22 June 2024

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