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Genus: Indigofera

Life > eukaryotes > Archaeoplastida > Chloroplastida > Charophyta > Streptophytina > Plantae (land plants) > Tracheophyta (vascular plants) > Euphyllophyta > Lignophyta (woody plants) > Spermatophyta (seed plants) > Angiospermae (flowering plants) > Eudicotyledons > Core Eudicots > Rosids > Eurosid I > Fabales > Family: Fabaceae > Subfamily: Papilionoideae

About 730 species, occurring mainly in tropical and subtropical regions, with 232 species native to southern Africa.

Species native to southern Africa

List from Plants of southern Africa - an online checklist (SANBI), Flora of Zimbabwe and Flora of Mozambique.

Indigofera acanthoclada

 

Indigofera adenocarpa

 

Indigofera adenoides

 

Indigofera alopecuroides

 

Indigofera alpina

 

Indigofera alternans

Indigofera amitina

 

Indigofera amoena

 

Indigofera amorphoides

 

Indigofera anabibensis

 

Indigofera angustata

 

Indigofera angustifolia

 

Indigofera antunesiana

Recorded from Zimbabwe and Mozambique.

 

Indigofera aquae-nitentis

 

Indigofera arenophila

 

Indigofera arrecta

Indigofera astragalina

Indigofera atrata

 

Indigofera atriceps

Recorded from Zimbabwe.

 

Indigofera auricoma

 

Indigofera bainesii

 

Indigofera baumiana

 

Indigofera brachynema

Recorded from Zimbabwe.

 

Indigofera brachystachya

Indigofera buchananii

 

Indigofera burchellii

 

Indigofera candicans

 

Indigofera candolleana

 

Indigofera capillaris

Indigofera cecilii

Indigofera charlieriana

 

Indigofera circinella

Recorded from Zimbabwe.

 

Indigofera circinnata

Indigofera colutea

 

Indigofera commixta

 

Indigofera comosa

 

Indigofera complicata

Indigofera concava

 

Indigofera confusa

 

Indigofera costata

Recorded from Zimbabwe.

 

Indigofera crebra

 

Indigofera cryptantha

 

Indigofera cuneifolia

 

Indigofera cunenensis

 

Indigofera cytisoides

Indigofera daleoides

 

Indigofera damarana

 

Indigofera declinata

 

Indigofera dendroides

Recorded from Zimbabwe and Mozambique.

 

Indigofera delagoaensis

 

Indigofera demissa

 

Indigofera densa

 

Indigofera denudata

 

Indigofera depressa

 

Indigofera digitata

 

Indigofera dillwynioides

 

Indigofera dimidiata

Indigofera disticha

 

Indigofera dolichothyrsa

 

Indigofera dregeana

 

Indigofera dyeri

Recorded from Zimbabwe.

 

Indigofera egens

 

Indigofera elandsbergensis

 

Indigofera emarginella

Recorded from Zimbabwe and Mozambique.

 

Indigofera enormis

 

Indigofera eriocarpa

 

Indigofera erythrogramma

Recorded from Zimbabwe.

 

Indigofera evansiana

 

Indigofera evansii

 

Indigofera exigua

 

Indigofera eylesiana

Recorded from Zimbabwe.

Indigofera fanshawei

Recorded from Zimbabwe.

 

Indigofera filicaulis

 

Indigofera filifolia

 

Indigofera filiformis

 

Indigofera filipes

 

Indigofera flabellata

Indigofera flavicans

Indigofera floribunda

 

Indigofera foliosa

 

Indigofera frondosa

 

Indigofera frutescens

[= Indigofera cylindrica]

 

Indigofera fulgens

Recorded from Mozambique.

Indigofera fulvopilosa

Recorded from Zimbabwe.

 

Indigofera gairdnerae

Indigofera galpinii

 

Indigofera giessii

 

Indigofera gifbergensis

 

Indigofera glaucescens

 

Indigofera glomerata

 

Indigofera gracilis

[= Indigofera erecta]

Host plant of the Brenton Blue Butterfly Orachrysops niobe.

Indigofera grata

 

Indigofera griseoides

Recorded from Zimbabwe.

 

Indigofera grisophylla

 

Indigofera guthriei

 

Indigofera hamulosa

 

Indigofera hantamensis

 

Indigofera hedyantha

 

Indigofera hendecaphylla

 

Indigofera heterophylla

Indigofera heterotricha

 

Indigofera hewittii

Recorded from Zimbabwe.

 

Indigofera hilaris

Indigofera hirsuta

 

Indigofera hispida

 

Indigofera hochstetteri

 

Indigofera hofmanniana

 

Indigofera hololeuca

 

Indigofera holubii

Indigofera homblei

 

Indigofera humifusa

 

Indigofera hybrida

 

Indigofera incana

Indigofera ingrata

 

Indigofera inhambanensis

 

Indigofera inyangana

 

Indigofera ionii

 

Indigofera jucunda

 

Indigofera krookii

 

Indigofera langebergensis

 

Indigofera laxeracemosa

 

Indigofera leendertziae

 

Indigofera lepida

 

Indigofera leptocarpa

 

Indigofera limosa

 

Indigofera livingstoniana

Recorded from Zimbabwe.

 

Indigofera longibarbata

 

Indigofera longepedicellata

Recorded from Zimbabwe.

Indigofera lupatana

 

Indigofera lyalli

Indigofera lydenburgensis

 

Indigofera maritima

 

Indigofera masonae

 

Indigofera mauritanica

 

Indigofera melanadenia

 

Indigofera merxmuelleri

 

Indigofera meyeriana

Indigofera micrantha

 

Indigofera microcarpa

 

Indigofera mimosoides

 

Indigofera mischocarpa

 

Indigofera mollicoma

 

Indigofera mollis

 

Indigofera monantha

Recorded from Zimbabwe.

 

Indigofera monostachya

 

Indigofera mundiana

 

Indigofera natalensis

 

Indigofera nebrowniana

 

Indigofera neglecta

 

Indigofera nigromontana

 

Indigofera nudicaulis

 

Indigofera nummulariifolia

Indigofera obcordata

 

Indigofera obscura

 

Indigofera ormocarpoides

 

Indigofera ovata

 

Indigofera ovina

 

Indigofera oxalidea

 

Indigofera oxytropis

 

Indigofera paniculata

Recorded from Zimbabwe and Mozambique.

Indigofera pappei

 

Indigofera patula

Recorded from Zimbabwe.

 

Indigofera pauciflora

 

Indigofera pearsonii

 

Indigofera pechuelii

 

Indigofera pilgeriana

 

Indigofera placida

 

Indigofera platypoda

 

Indigofera podophylla

 

Indigofera poliotes

 

Indigofera pongolana

 

Indigofera porrecta

 

Indigofera praticola

Indigofera procumbens

 

Indigofera pseudoevansii

 

Indigofera psoraloides

 

Indigofera pungens

 

Indigofera quinquefolia

 

Indigofera racemosa

 

Indigofera radicifera

 

Indigofera rautanenii

 

Indigofera reducta

 

Indigofera rehmannii

 

Indigofera rhodantha

 

Indigofera rhynchocarpa

Recorded from Zimbabwe.

Indigofera rhytidocarpa

 

Indigofera richardsiae

Recorded from Zimbabwe.

 

Indigofera ripae

 

Indigofera rostrata

 

Indigofera rubroglandulosa

 

Indigofera sanguinea

 

Indigofera sarmentosa

 

Indigofera schimperi

 

Indigofera schinzii

 

Indigofera sebungweensis

Recorded from Zimbabwe.

 

Indigofera serpentinicola

Recorded from Zimbabwe.

Indigofera sessilifolia

 

Indigofera setiflora

Indigofera setosa

 

Indigofera sordida

 

Indigofera spicata

Indigofera stricta

 

Indigofera strobilifera

Recorded from Zimbabwe.

 

Indigofera subcorymbosa

Indigofera subulifera

Recorded from Zimbabwe.

 

Indigofera suffruticosa

 

Indigofera sulcata

 

Indigofera superba

 

Indigofera swaziensis

Recorded from Zimbabwe.

 

Indigofera teixeirae

 

Indigofera tenuis

Recorded from Zimbabwe.

 

Indigofera tenuissima

 

Indigofera thesioides

 

Indigofera tinctoria (Nil-awari, True indigo)

This plant was the original source of indigo dye but these days this dye is produced synthetically. Indigo has also been derived from other Indigofera species. The original native distribution of Indigofera tinctoria is uncertain as it is now found widely around the world. See Wikipedia

Indigofera tomentosa

 

Indigofera torulosa

 

Indigofera trifolioides

 

Indigofera trigonelloides

 

Indigofera triquetra

 

Indigofera tristis

 

Indigofera tristoides

 

Indigofera trita

 

Indigofera velutina

 

Indigofera venusta

 

Indigofera verrucosa

 

Indigofera vicioides

 

Indigofera viscidissima

Recorded from Zimbabwe.

 

Indigofera welwitschii

Recorded from Zimbabwe.

 

Indigofera wildiana

Recorded from Zimbabwe.

 

Indigofera williamsonii

[= Indigofera serpentinicola]

See Flora of Zimbabwe.

 

Indigofera woodii

 

Indigofera zenkeri

Recorded from Zimbabwe.

 

Indigofera zeyheri

 

Other species, cultivated in southern Africa

List from Glen (2002).

Indigofera australis

Native to Australia.

 

Indigofera decora

Native to western China.

 

Indigofera heterantha

Native to Himalayas.

 

Links

Publications

  • Glen, H.F. 2002. Cultivated Plants of Southern Africa. Jacana, Johannesburg.

 


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