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

Zambia: 114 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 divisionsProvincesContent
antunesiana HarmsB,N,C,E,SMc,E,Lk,S,WDescription, Image
arenophila SchinzB,SW
arrecta Hochst. ex A. Rich.B,N,C,SN,S,WDescription, Image
astragalina DC.B,N,W,C,E,SCb,Lk,S,WDescription, Image
atriceps Hook. f. subsp. atriceps C,EDescription, Image
atriceps Hook.f. subsp. glandulosissima (R.E. Fr.) J.B.Gillett N,W,C,E
atriceps Hook.f. subsp. setosissima (Harms) J.B. GillettN,W
bainesii BakerW
bangweolensis R.E. Fr.NN
barotse├źnsis SchrireB,W
baumiana Harms B,W,SNw,S,W
biglandulosa J.B. GillettNLp
brachynema J.B. GillettB,N,W,C,SCb,N,Lk,W
brevifilamenta J.B.Gillett subsp. zambesiaca Schrire C,EN,E
breviviscosa J.B.GillettB,N,WNw,N,W
capitata KotschyN,WN,W
charlieriana Schinz subsp. charlieriana var. charlieriana B,SDescription, Image
colutea (Burm. f.) Merr.N,C,SN,Lk,S
congesta BakerN,W
conjugata Baker var. trimorphophylla (Taub.) J.B. GillettWNw
daleoides Benth. ex Harv. var. daleoides B,SS
dasyantha Baker f.N
deightonii J.G.Gillett subsp. rhodesica J.B.Gillett [DD]NLp,N
demissa Taub.B,N,W,C,E,SC,Lk,WDescription, Image
dendroides Jacq.B,N,W,C,E
dissitiflora Baker var. major (J.B. Gillett) SchrireN,C,EN,E,C,Lk
drepanocarpa Taub. N,W
dyeri Britten var. dyeri C,SLk,S
dyeri Britten var. major J.B. GillettC,SLk,S
dyeri Britten var. parviflora J.B. GillettS
emarginella A. Rich. var. emarginella B,N,W,CNw,Lk
emarginella A. Rich. var. longifoliolata J.B. Gillett[VU]NN
emarginelloides J.B.Gillett N,W,CCb,Lp,C,Lk
erythrogramma Baker subsp. erythrogramma WNw
erythrogramma Baker subsp. lanceolata SchrireE,SE
eylesiana J.B. GillettSWDescription, Image
fanshawei J.B. GillettB,W,C,S
filipes Benth. ex Harv.B
flavicans BakerB,W,SS,WDescription, Image
fulvopilosa BrenanN,W,C,ECb,Lk
fuscobarbata SchrireN,W,CCb,N
gairdnerae Hutch. ex Baker f.B,C,E,SWDescription, Image
garckeana VatkeNN
glaucifolia Cronq. subsp. glaucifolia N,W
glaucifolia Cronq. subsp. rhodesiaca (J.B. Gillett) Schrire N,W,C,E
goetzei HarmsNDescription, Image
griseoides Harms subsp. griseoides B,W,C,SW
griseoides Harms subsp. mpikensis SchrireN/C
hendecaphylla Jacq. B,N,SN,S,W
hewittii Baker f.N,W,C,SCb,N,C,Lk,S
hirsuta L. var. hirsuta B,N,W,SCb,C,S,W
hochstetteri BakerN
homblei Baker f. & MartinN,WNw,N
inhambanensis KlotzschSImage
kaessneri Baker f.N,W
kavangoensis SchrireB
livingstoniana J.B. GillettB,SS,W
longibarbata Engl. NN
lupatana Baker f.SS
malongensis Cronq. NN
microcalyx BakerN
microcarpa Desv.
micropetala Baker f.NN
milne-redheadii J.B. GillettN,W,ENw
mimosoides Baker var. mimosoides N,WNw,N
monantha Baker f.N,W,C,E,SCb,N,C,S
mupensis Torre subsp. abercornensis J.B.Gillett N,CN
nambalensis HarmsW,CCb
nummulariifolia (L.) Livera ex AlstonB,N,W,C,SWDescription, Image
nyassica Gilli var. nyassica N
ormocarpoides BakerB,W,C,E,SDescription, Image
oxalidea Welw. ex BakerN,W,CCb,N,CDescription, Image
paracapitata J.B. GillettN,W
patula Baker subsp. patula N,EN
peltata J.B.Gillett EN
podocarpa Baker f. & MartinN,W,C,SNw,C,Lk,S
polysphaera BakerNDescription, Image
praticola Baker f. var. latifructa SchrireS
praticola Baker f. var. praticola C,E,SSDescription, Image
pulchra Willd.N
quarrei CronquistW
radicifera Cronq. subsp. arthrocarpa Schrire NN
radicifera Cronq. subsp. radicifera SS
rhynchocarpa Welw. ex Baker var. rhynchocarpa N,W,C,SNw,LkDescription, Image
robinsonii SchrireN,WCb,N
roseo-caerulea Baker f.EMcDescription, Image
rumphiensis SchrireNN
schimperi Jaub. & Spach var. schimperi C,E,SE,LkDescription, Image
schimperi Jaub. & Spach var. baukeana (Vatke) J.B. Gillett EE
schliebenii Harms N
secundiflora Poiret var. rubripilosa De Wild.N,W,CCb,N
setiflora Baker var. setiflora N,W,C,E,SNw,Lp,C,Lk,SDescription, Image
simplicifolia Lam.N
smutsii J.B.Gillett NN
soutpansbergensis SchrireS
spicata Forssk.N,W,C,E,SCb,Lk,SDescription, Image
streyana Merxm.C
strobilifera (Hochst.) Hochst. ex Baker subsp. strobilifera B,N,C,E,SCImage
subargentea De Wild. var. subargentea N,W,C,ECb,N,E
subcorymbosa Baker var. subcorymbosa N,W,SNDescription, Image
subcorymbosa Baker var. grandis SchrireNN
subulata Poir. var. scabra (Roth) MeikleN,W,C,ECb,N
subulata Poir. var. subulata C,SLk,S
subulifera Welw. ex Baker var. subulifera N,W,C,ECb,N,C,Lk
sutherlandoides Baker B,N,W,CNw,Cb,N,C
swaziensis Bolus var. perplexa (N.E. Br.) J.B. Gillett
thomsonii Baker f. N,WNw
tinctoria L. var. arcuata J.B. GillettC,E,SE,Lk,SDescription, Image
trachyphylla Oliv.N,W,C,E
trigonelloides Jaub. & SpachW
ugandensis Baker f.EE
vicioides Jaub. & Spach subsp. rogersii (R.E. Fr.) SchrireB,W,C,SCb,C,Lk,S,W
viscidissima Baker subsp. viscidissima B,N,W,SNw,Cb,N,S
wentzeliana HarmsN,W,CCb,N,Mc,Lk,S

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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: Indigofera.
https://www.zambiaflora.com/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=722, retrieved 9 February 2023

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