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Distribution: Asia2, 3, 4: India(N)3, Sri
Lanka(N)2, 4  
; India: Andhra Pradesh3, Karnataka3, Kerala3, Orissa3, Tamil Nadu3 (From ILDIS )


Shrub, much branched; young stems appressed-pubescent with white hairs, later glabrescent; stipules minute, setaceous; leaves sessile, digitate, subfasciculate, 1-5-foliolate; leaflets linear to obovate, often involute, about 2-3(-7) mm long, 1 mm wide or less, obtuse at the apex, cuneate at the base, glabrous above, sparsely appressed-pubescent beneath; flowers about 5-6 mm long, solitary, axillary, on pedicels about 5 mm long; bracts minute, setaceous; calyx 1-1.5 mm long with deltoid lobes, sparsely pubescent; petals reddish; fruit linear, straight, 5-15 mm long, 1.5 mm wide, sparsely pubescent, (3-)5-8-seeded.

Flowering and fruiting: June-December
Sandy wastelands
South India and Sri Lanka
(Attributions- Dr. N Sasidharan (Dr. B P Pal Fellow), Kerala Forest Research Institute, Peechi

 
 
 
Indigofera aspalathoides DC. SN15April 02 : 1 post by 1 author. Attachments (2)
Indigofera aspalathoides DC.,
erect bushy wild herb, from Vathalagundu area of Dindugul dt Tamilnadu,
it is a siddha medicinal herb.



Please id this Indigofera sp. 241109MK2 : 4 posts by 2 authors. Attachments (2)

Date: 21 Nov 2009

Place: Pasture land in Kancheepuram Dist., TN [80km south of Chennai]
Kindly help to identify this shrub growing to a height of 1 metre. 


Could this be Indigofera aspalathoides ?


Yes …, i think you are right!

Characters such as solitary flowers and digitate leaves confirm your id.
Called as ‘Sivanaar vaembu’ in Tamil.


 

 
 

References:

An Excursion Flora of Central Tamilnadu, India By K. M. Matthew (1995- Details with keys)
Encyclopaedia of World Medicinal Plants, Volume 1 By T. Pullaiah (2006- Details)  

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