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

cylindracea R.A. Graham

Other sources of information about Indigofera:

Our websites:

Flora of Botswana: Indigofera
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

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, 2002-24

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2024). Flora of Zimbabwe: Cultivated plants: genus page: Indigofera.
https://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/cult/genus.php?genus_id=722, retrieved 28 May 2024

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