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

Zimbabwe: 3 taxa.

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SpeciesFZ divisionsContent
costatum (Guill. & Perr.) Schrire subsp. macrum (E. Mey.) SchrireN,W,C,E,SDescription, Image
parviflorum (Wight & Arn.) Schrire subsp. parviflorum var. parviflorum N,W,E,SImage
parviflorum (Wight & Arn.) Schrire subsp. parviflorum var. crispidulum (J.B. Gillett) Schrire[End][DD]W

Other sources of information about Indigastrum:

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

External websites:

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

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: Genus page: Indigastrum.
https://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=1953, retrieved 21 May 2024

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