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

Mozambique: 93 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)
Indigofera fulgens subsp. fulgens

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SpeciesFZ divisionsContent
antunesiana HarmsN,TDescription, Image
arrecta Hochst. ex A. Rich.Z,T,MS,GI,MDescription, Image
astragalina DC.Z,T,MS,GI,MDescription, Image
atriceps Hook. f. subsp. atriceps N,TDescription, Image
atriceps Hook.f. subsp. glandulosissima (R.E. Fr.) J.B.Gillett N,Z,T
cecilii N. E. Br.[NrEnd][LR-nt]MSDescription, Image
charlieriana Schinz subsp. sessilis (Chiov.) Schrire var. sessilis (Chiov.) J.B. GillettN,GI,MDescription, Image
colutea (Burm. f.) Merr.N,T,MS,GI
concinna Baker[NrEnd]N
congesta BakerN,Z
delagoaensis Baker f. ex J.B. GillettM
demissa Taub.N,MSDescription, Image
dendroides Jacq.N,Z,T,MS
dimidiata Walp.MSDescription, Image
dyeri Britten var. dyeri N,T,MS
dyeri Britten var. parviflora J.B. GillettT,MS
emarginella A. Rich. var. emarginella N,Z,T,MS,M
emarginella A. Rich. var. marrupaensis Schrire[End]N
erythrogramma Baker subsp. lanceolata SchrireMS
erythrogramma Baker subsp. nampulensis Schrire[NrEnd]N
flavicans BakerT,MS,GI,MDescription, Image
fulgens Wight & Arn. subsp. fulgens N,Z,MS,GIDescription, Image
fulvopilosa BrenanN,T
garckeana VatkeZ,MS
gobensis Schrire[End]M
goetzei HarmsZ,MSDescription, Image
graniticola J.B. Gillett[NrEnd]N
hedyantha Eckl. & Zeyh. subsp. robusta SchrireM
heterotricha DC. subsp. heterotricha GI
hewittii Baker f.N,Z,T,MS
hilaris Eckl. & Zeyh.MS,MDescription, Image
hirsuta L. var. hirsuta Z,MS,GI,M
inhambanensis KlotzschGI,MImage
ischnoclada HarmsN
kirkii Oliv.N,MS,GI
kuntzei HarmsZ,MSDescription, Image
laxiracemosa Baker f.N,Z,MS,GI,M
longibarbata Engl. N
lupatana Baker f.T,M
lyallii Baker subsp. lyallii MSDescription, Image
lyallii Baker subsp. nyassica J.B. GillettZ,MS
lydenburgensis N.E. Br.GI,M
mendonçae J.B. Gillett[End]GI
microcalyx BakerN
microcarpa Desv.Z,MS,GI
mimosoides Baker var. mimosoides N,Z,T,MS
mimosoides Baker var. barchycarpa J.B. GillettN
monantha Baker f.T
namuliensis Schrire[End]Z
nummulariifolia (L.) Livera ex AlstonN,ZDescription, Image
nyassica Gilli var. brevior (J.B. Gillett) J.B. Gillett[NrEnd]N
oligophylla KlotzschN,GI
ormocarpoides BakerN,Z,T,MS,GIDescription, Image
paniculata Vahl ex Pers. subsp. gazensis (Baker f.) J.B. GillettN,Z,MSDescription, Image
patula Baker subsp. patula MS
podophylla Harv.[NrEnd]GI,MDescription, Image
polysphaera BakerNDescription, Image
praticola Baker f. var. praticola N,Z,T,MS,GIDescription, Image
pseudodyeri SchrireZ,MS
pseudomoniliformis Schrire[NrEnd]N,Z
punctata Thunb.M
rhynchocarpa Welw. ex Baker var. rhynchocarpa N,Z,TDescription, Image
rhytidocarpa Benth. ex Harv. var. rhytidocarpa GIDescription, Image
rostrata Bolus subsp. namaachensis SchrireM
sanguinea N.E. Br.M
schimperi Jaub. & Spach var. schimperi N,T,MS,GI,MDescription, Image
setiflora Baker var. setiflora T,MS,GI,MDescription, Image
setiflora Baker var. corbyi SchrireMS
setulosa Bertol.M
simplicifolia Lam.Z
soutpansbergensis SchrireMS
sp.nov. aff. I chimanimaniensis ShrireMS
spicata Forssk.N,Z,T,MS,MDescription, Image
strobilifera (Hochst.) Baker subsp. lanuginosa (Baker f.) J.B. GillettN
subcorymbosa Baker var. subcorymbosa N,Z,T,MSDescription, Image
subulata Poir. var. scabra (Roth) MeikleZ,MS,M
subulata Poir. var. subulata N,MS,GI,M
swaziensis Bolus var. perplexa (N.E. Br.) J.B. GillettN,Z,MS
tinctoria L. var. arcuata J.B. GillettT,MS,GIDescription, Image
tinctoria L. var. tinctoria N,T,GI,MDescription, Image
torrei J.B. Gillett[End]GI
trachyphylla Oliv.N,Z,T
trita L.f. var. maffei (Chiov.) AliGI
velutina E. Mey.M
vicioides Jaub. & Spach subsp. excelsa Schrire[NrEnd]MS
vicioides Jaub. & Spach subsp. rogersii (R.E. Fr.) SchrireMS
vicioides Jaub. & Spach subsp. vicioides T,MS,M
vohemarensis Baill.N
wentzeliana HarmsN,T
wildiana J.B. GillettT
williamsonii (Harv.) N.E. Br.M
wituensis Baker f.N
zenkeri Harms ex Baker f.N,Z,MS

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Flora of Zimbabwe: cultivated Indigofera

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Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave 2007-23

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2023). Flora of Mozambique: Genus page: Indigofera.
https://www.mozambiqueflora.com/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=722, retrieved 27 March 2023

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