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

Malawi: 51 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
antunesiana HarmsN,C,SDescription, Image
astragalina DC.N,C,SDescription, Image
atriceps Hook. f. subsp. atriceps N,C,SDescription, Image
atriceps Hook.f. subsp. glandulosissima (R.E. Fr.) J.B.Gillett N,C,S
conjugata Baker var. trimorphophylla (Taub.) J.B. GillettN
dendroides Jacq.
dimidiata Walp.SDescription, Image
dissitiflora Baker var. tenuis (Milne-Redh.) SchrireN
emarginella A. Rich. var. emarginella
erythrogramma Baker subsp. nampulensis Schrire[NrEnd]S
fulvopilosa Brenan
fuscobarbata SchrireN
fuscosetosa BakerN
garckeana Vatke
goetzei HarmsN,CDescription, Image
hendecaphylla Jacq. S
hilaris Eckl. & Zeyh.SDescription, Image
hirsuta L. var. hirsuta C,S
homblei Baker f. & MartinN
kuntzei HarmsSDescription, Image
longibarbata Engl. N
longistaminata SchrireC
lupatana Baker f.N
lyallii Baker subsp. lyallii Description, Image
lyallii Baker subsp. nyassica J.B. Gillett
manyoniensis Baker f.N,C
microscypha Baker[NrEnd][LR-nt]NDescription
milne-redheadii J.B. Gillett
mimosoides Baker var. mimosoides
nummulariifolia (L.) Livera ex AlstonN,SDescription, Image
ormocarpoides BakerN,C,SDescription, Image
paniculata Vahl ex Pers. subsp. gazensis (Baker f.) J.B. GillettDescription, Image
patula Baker subsp. patula
peltata J.B.Gillett
praticola Baker f. var. praticola C,SDescription, Image
pseudodemissa Schrire[End][EN]N
ramosa Cronquist[VU]
rhynchocarpa Welw. ex Baker var. rhynchocarpa N,C,SDescription, Image
roseo-caerulea Baker f.NDescription, Image
schimperi Jaub. & Spach var. schimperi C,SDescription, Image
setiflora Baker var. setiflora NDescription, Image
solirimae Schrire[End][VU]N
spicata Forssk.N,C,SDescription, Image
strobilifera (Hochst.) Hochst. ex Baker subsp. strobilifera N,CImage
subulata Poir. var. scabra (Roth) MeikleS
subulifera Welw. ex Baker var. subulifera
swaziensis Bolus var. perplexa (N.E. Br.) J.B. Gillett
thomsonii Baker f. N
tinctoria L. var. arcuata J.B. GillettSDescription, Image
trachyphylla Oliv.
vicioides Jaub. & Spach subsp. rogersii (R.E. Fr.) SchrireC

Other sources of information about Indigofera:

Our websites:

Flora of Botswana: Indigofera
Flora of Caprivi: Indigofera
Flora of Caprivi: cultivated 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 Malawi: Genus page: Indigofera.
https://www.malawiflora.com/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=722, retrieved 21 April 2024

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