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

Zimbabwe: 1 cultivated taxon.

Insects associated with this genus:
Azygophleps inclusa (Inclusive goat) Larval foodplant
Coeliades pisistratus (Two-pip policeman) Larval foodplant
Leptotes group (Blues) Food plant
Trigonodes hyppasia (Triangles) Larval foodplant
No image of a cultivated species but there is an image of a native or naturalised species

Links to cultivated taxa    View: living plant images - herbarium specimen images - all images for this genus

SpeciesContent
cylindracea R.A. Graham

Other sources of information about Indigofera:

Our websites:

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

External websites:

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

Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2002-16

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2016). Flora of Zimbabwe: Cultivated plants: genus page: Indigofera.
http://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/cult/genus.php?genus_id=722, retrieved 2 December 2016

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