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

Caprivi: 22 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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arenophila Schinz
astragalina DC.Description, Image
bainesii Baker
baumiana Harms Description, Image
candicans Aiton
charlieriana Schinz subsp. charlieriana var. charlieriana Description, Image
colutea (Burm. f.) Merr.
daleoides Benth. ex Harv. var. daleoides
demissa Taub.Description, Image
filipes Benth. ex Harv.
flavicans BakerDescription, Image
hololeuca Harv.
inhambanensis KlotzschImage
kavangoensis Schrire
ormocarpoides BakerDescription, Image
praticola Baker f. var. praticola Description, Image
rautanenii Baker f.
schimperi Jaub. & Spach var. schimperi Description, Image
schimperi Jaub. & Spach var. baukeana (Vatke) J.B. Gillett
subulata Poir. var. subulata
tinctoria L. var. tinctoria Description, Image
vicioides Jaub. & Spach subsp. rogersii (R.E. Fr.) Schrire

Other sources of information about Indigofera:

Our websites:

Flora of Botswana: Indigofera
Flora of Caprivi: cultivated Indigofera
Flora of Malawi: 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 Caprivi: Genus page: Indigofera.
https://www.capriviflora.com/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=722, retrieved 25 June 2024

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