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
Zimbabwe: 1 cultivated taxon.Insects associated with this genus:
|No image of a cultivated species but there is an image of a native or naturalised species
Other sources of information about Indigofera:
Our websites:Flora of Botswana
: IndigoferaFlora of Caprivi
: IndigoferaFlora of Malawi
: IndigoferaFlora of Mozambique
: IndigoferaFlora of Zambia
: IndigoferaFlora of Zimbabwe
(electronic Plant Information Center): IndigoferaFlora Zambesiaca
web site: IndigoferaGoogle
(Germplasm Resources Information Network) taxonomy for plants report for IndigoferaIPNI
(International Plant Names Index): IndigoferaKew Herbarium catalogue
Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2002-16
Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M.
. Flora of Zimbabwe: Cultivated plants: genus page: Indigofera.
http://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/cult/genus.php?genus_id=722, retrieved 30 June 2016