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

Zambia: 2 taxa.

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SpeciesFZ divisionsProvincesContent
costatum (Guill. & Perr.) Schrire subsp. macrum (E. Mey.) SchrireSSDescription, Image
parviflorum (Heyne ex Wight & Arn.) Schrire subsp. occidentalis (J.B. Gillett) Schrire BW

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 Zimbabwe: 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
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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: Mike Bingham, Annette Willemen, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Mark Hyde, 2011-23

Bingham, M.G., Willemen, A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. and Hyde, M.A. (2023). Flora of Zambia: Genus page: Indigastrum.
https://www.zambiaflora.com/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=1953, retrieved 29 September 2023

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