Indigofera cordifolia Roth;
— bearing indigo … Dave’s Botanary
kor-di-FOH-lee-uh — heart-shaped leaf … Dave’s Botanary
Native to: w & n-e tropical Africa, India, Malesia, Australia

in-dee-GO-fer-uh — bearing indigo
kor-di-FOH-lee-uh — heart-shaped leaf

Sep 28, 2009 … along Saphale Ghat, Maharashtra
commonly known as: heart-leaf indigo • Hindi: बेकरा bekara • Konkani: गोड्डी goddi • Marathi: बेचका bechka, गोधडी godhadi
Native to: w & n-e tropical Africa, India, Malesia, Australia
some views: Sep 28, 2009 … along Saphale Ghat, Maharashtra

Cute bright red very small flowers emerging from leaf axils.
Simple leaves ovate cordate small. Pods 2 seeded
Indigofera cordifolia is very common on Vetal and other Tekdis. The flowering season is nearing end.

Fabaceae-Faboideae (Papilionaceae) Week : Shrubs/Herbs : Indigofera cordifolia: Indigofera cordifolia
Often this one and Indigofera linifolia plants are side by side in a prostrate fashion.
Both have similar sizes.
The leaves of these are cordate and the flower are axillary and bright scarlet red in leaf axils.
Somehow I couldn’t find my earlier pictures. Attaching one recent closeup.
… has already provided his excellent pictures


Herb For Id- 040112- NS 2- from Pune:
This ground herb was photographed in Jan 11 at Pune.
Leaves were tomentose and red flowers were miniscule.

Do u have more closeup of flower?

looks like Indigofera cordifolia

Yes nearly end of season of ……….
Indigofera cordifolia
In fact worth looking for pods/fruits.
Fabaceae : Faboidaeae

… I just observed it 2days back n it was all dried out. Attaching d pic.

ID Request 270813SG-A : Attachments (3). 2 posts by 2 authors.
Requesting ID of following herb. Photos taken on 23Aug13 at Dhavlas, Maharashtra

Indigofera cordifolia.


Request flower ID (x-4) : Attachments (1). 3 posts by 3 authors.
Requesting id of this flower (picture taken at Kaas in late Sep, 2012).

Likely to beIndigofera cordifolia

Prostrate herb for ID, Tiruvannamalei, Tamil Nadu NAW-OCT-13 : 4 posts by 3 authors. Attachments (4)
Kindly identify this prostrate herb photographed in the scrub forest area of the Arunachala Reserve Forest, Tiruvannamalei, Tamil Nadu in September 2014.
The leaves are about 1 cm wide or less, the pink flowers are maybe 1-2 mm wide.

Indigofera cordifolia Roth [Fabaceae].

Yes, Indigofera cordifolia ..

Unidentified plant from Lakhpat, Gujarat, Aug- 2015 : 3 posts by 3 authors. Attachments (2)
please identify this plant, growing in sandy soil.

I. cordifolia

Yes, I agree with …, this should be Indigofera cordifolia..


along Saphale Ghat on September 28, 2009

Indigofera cordifolia for Validation : Zarwani Forest, Gujarat : 03JAN20 : AK-4 : 3 posts by 2 authors. Attachments (2)
Seen in the Zarwani Forest in Nov.
Very tiny plant.



Names of Plants in India :: Indigofera cordifolia Roth : 2 posts by 1 author. 1 image.
via Species‎ > ‎I‎ > Indigofera cordifolia Roth … family: Fabaceae

Flowers of India Discussions at efloraofindia more views in flickr more views on Google Earth
in-dee-GO-fer-uh — bearing indigoDave’s Botanary
kor-di-FOH-lee-uh — heart-shaped leafDave’s Botanary
commonly known as: heart-leaf indigoGujarati: ભાખો bhakho, દાળીઓ dalio, ગોદડી godadiKachchhi: ગડરગરી gadargari, રિઢગરી ridhagariKonkani: गोड्डी goddiMarathi: बदगा badaga, बेचका bechka, गोधडी godhadiRajasthani: बेकरियौ bekario
botanical names: Indigofera cordifolia Roth … synonyms: no synonym known … The Plants List (2013). Version 1.1.
September 28, 2009 … along Saphale Ghat

Names update:

in-dee-GO-fer-uh — bearing indigo … Dave’s Botanary
kor-di-FOH-lee-uh — heart-shaped leaf … Dave’s Botanary

commonly known as: heart-leaf indigo • Gujarati: ભાખો bhakho, દાળીઓ dalio, ગોદડી godadi • Kachchhi: ગડરગરી gadargari, રિઢગરી ridhagari • Konkani: गोड्डी goddi • Marathi: बदगा badaga, बेचका bechka, गोधडी godhadi • Odia: ଶ୍ରୀଫଳୀ sriphali • Rajasthani: बेकरियौ bekario

botanical namesIndigofera cordifolia B.Heyne ex Roth … homotypic synonymsAnil cordifolia (B.Heyne ex Roth) Kuntze • Heylandia cordifolia (B.Heyne ex Roth) Graham … POWO

Bibliography / etymology

~~~~~ ENGLISH ~~~~~
heart-leaf indigo
~~~~~ GUJARATI ~~~~~
ભાખો bhakho, દાળીઓ dalio
ગોદડી godadi
~~~~~ HINDI ~~~~~
सांठी santhi
~~~~~ KACHCHHI ~~~~~
ગડરગરી gadargari, રિઢગરી ridhagari
~~~~~ KONKANI ~~~~~
गोड्डी goddi
~~~~~ MARATHI ~~~~~
बदगा badaga, बेचका bechka, गोधडी godhadi
~~~~~ ODIA ~~~~~
ଶ୍ରୀଫଳୀ sriphali
~~~~~ PUNJABI ~~~~~
ਸਾਂਥੀ santhi
~~~~~ RAJASTHANI ~~~~~
बेकरियौ bekario
~~~~~ DISTRIBUTION in states of India ~~~~~
*Andhra Pradesh, *Bihar, Daman & Diu, *Delhi, Goa, *Gujarat, Haryana, *Jammu & Kashmir, *Karnataka, *Kerala, *Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra, Odisha, *Pondicherry, Punjab, Rajasthan, *Tamil Nadu, *Tripura, *Uttar Pradesh, *Uttarakhand … up to 1000 m.

* no given name / no name found, in the regional language(s) of the state

~~~~~ x ~~~~~
Since there are no names given in Kannada and Malayalam for this plant, I will add the following names:
ರಜಾಯಿ rajaayi
മെത്ത metta
These are on lines of names in Gujarati (ગોદડી godadi) and Marathi (गोधडी godhadi) … these mean “quilt” – a warm bed covering made of padding enclosed between layers of fabric. The name arises from plant’s ground-covering or spreading like a mat.
Let me know if there is any wrong implication.

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