Indigofera heterantha Brandis (syn. Indigofera gerardiana Baker; Indigofera gerardiana var. heterantha (Brandis) Baker; Indigofera heterantha var. gerardiana (Baker) Ali; Indigofera himalayensis var. retusa S.N.Biswas; Indigofera macrostachya Vent.; Indigofera rubroviolacea Dunn);
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in-dee-GO-fer-uh — bearing indigoDave’s Botanary
het-er-AN-thuh — with various or diverse flowersDave’s BotanaryWikipedia
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commonly known as: Himalayan indigo, indigo bushHindi: काली काथी kali kathi, काथी kathi, सकीना sakinaKashmiri: kanhchu क॑छ़ू॒Nepali: साखिनो saakhinoPunjabi: ਮੱਤੂ mattu
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Native to: Arghanistan, Himalayas (600-3100 m), Khasia, China
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Medium sized shrub with pinnate leaves and ovate-oblong leaflets; flowers in axillary racemes, purple or pale red; pod cylindric, up to 5 cm long.
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Indigofera heterantha: Indigofera heterantha
At Kedarnath dham,Uttarakhand
O3 June 2011

4 AUG 12
Ghangaria – Govind Ghat trail about 6400 ft
Habitat: mountain slope
Habit: shrub, about 3 m high; flower about 10 – 15 mm across

I think yes


just that one flower gives enough clues to its id?


Indigofera heterantha Wall. ex Brandis, For. Fl. N.W. & C. Ind. 135. 1874

syn: Indigofera gerardiana var. heterantha (Wall. ex Brandis) Baker
Medium sized shrub with pinnate leaves and ovate-oblong leaflets; flowers in axillary racemes, purple or pale red; pod cylindric, up to 5 cm long.

Photographed from Gulmarg, Kashmir


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Indigofera heterantha Wall. ex Brandis, For. Fl. N.W. & C. Ind. 135. 1874
syn: Indigofera gerardiana var. heterantha (Wall. ex Brandis) Baker
Medium sized shrub with pinnate leaves and ovate-oblong leaflets; flowers in axillary racemes, purple or pale red; pod cylindric, up to 5 cm long.

Photographed from Gulmarg, Kashmir


I think I have seen this near Pangot HP. Will upload in a separate post


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VoF Week: Indigofera heterantha from way to Ghangriya: Indigofera heterantha from way to Ghangriya


Yes … Nice photographs


Yes. I remember it observed at Pangot


Seen this tree with pink flowers by the roadside growing wild on way to Nainital on 23/3/13.

Common tree along the road, seen in many places….all in bloom.

Some Indigo?


It is Indigofera heterantha. Very common plant inside pine forest and found up to 2500m.


I don’t think I. heterantha can grow to become a tree. It is at the most a big shrub.


It looked like a small tree, not a large one.
Could be a big shrub.

I am unable to differentiate.


Adding one more picture for id. Close up of flowers.



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Bush For ID : Way To Pahalgam : 211013 : AK-3 :  Attachments (2). 3 posts by 2 authors.

A bush seen on the 6th of Sept,2011 on way to Pahalgam.

Tiny pink flowers.

Sorry for the bad picture.


Indigofera heterantha

Another common shrub in Kashmir valley

 


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This post shares pics from Valley of Flowers area, Uttrakhand..
I hope this shrub is rightly identified as Indigofera heterantha


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Please suggest if these pics may belong to Indigofera heterantha or otherwise..


Yes, this is Indigofera heterantha


 


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Please provide your valuable views regarding the id of this shrub recorded from Chakrata region…

Can this be I. heterantha..?


I think it matches with images at Indigofera heterantha 

 


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Please provide your inputs for id of this Indigofera from Nauradhar area, H.P. .. Indigofera heterantha ??


I think it matches with images at Indigofera heterantha 


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Please provide your inputs for id of this Indigofera from Nauradhar area, H.P. .. Indigofera heterantha ??


I think it matches with images at Indigofera heterantha 


Indigofera heterantha Brandis (I. gerardiana Baker)



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Could the members of the esteemed group provide an identity for this flowering tree/ shrub growing on slopes of the Shivalik foothills, Village Kahianwala, 20 km from Chandigrh. Pixs taken on Monday, Feb. 20, 2017. It is very uncommon in this area. Local say it flowers in the current season and is named, ‘Makhi’. Perhaps, the local name stems from an abundance of bees and small insects that buzz around the pink shower. 


This is for sure Indigo, a common flowering shrub of Himalayas… The species can be Indigofera heterantha….!! Thanks for posting …


Thanks very much, …
Could this be Indigofera pulchella?

Is this common in the Shiwalik foothills?
Could you please cite some information on this species, which would be of interest to a reader?


You can see the relevant information on: /species/a—l/f/fabaceae/indigofera/indigofera-heterantha

And I. pulchella is a synonym of I. cassioides, which is also reported from Siwaliks and is more frequent compared to I. heterantha. The plant you have posted is not very common in the area.


Yes, it cannot be denied i.e. I. cassioides, in fact I need to see these again and record careful observations. Same is the case with many other genera for me.

I think the “Neel” production from natural sources have largely been replaced by synthetic chemicals. These two species are not being used, they yield small quantities and that too inferior quality, thus not worth commercialising.


Thanks, … How could we distinguish between I. heterantha and I. pulchella?



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SK313JAN11-2016:ID : 4 posts by 2 authors. Attachments (4)

Location: Kalinchowk, Dolakha, Nepal
Altitude: 8000 ft.

Date: 24 July 2014


Desmodium?


I guess so. Need ID.


Desmodium species in eFloraofindia (with details/ keys from published papers/ regional floras/ FRLHT/ FOI/ Biotik/ efloras/ books etc., where ever available on net)


I think some other genera like Indigofera ?


Definitely Indigofera, this one is Indigofera heterantha


Thank you for the ID confirmation.
Indigofera heterantha Brandis (accepted name)
Nepali Name :  साखिनो  Saakhino


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NSD -8 March 2107 : 3 posts by 2 authors. Attachments (2)

seen this plant during my recent visit of Himalya.

I think this shrub is Indigofera heterantha Brandis

Common name – Himalayan indigo
Please validate……….
Chamoli, Uttarakhand : 5 March 2017


May be, …, with these images.
Pl. also check images at Indigofera heterantha

If you have other images, pl. post.



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SK315JAN12-2016:ID : 8 posts by 2 authors. Attachments (6)
Location: Ranikot, Bhaktapur, Nepal
Altitude: 6300 ft.
Date: 10 May 2014

I think a Fabaceae member.


Could not ID even checking all Fabaceae listed in Nepal.

Adding some more images shot at same location at same time.
Is this the same plant ?

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Indigofera heterantha with galls



Fabaceae (Faboideae) Fortnight :: Indigofera heterantha :: Manali :: DVOCT85 : 1 post by 1 author.

Indigofera heterantha Brandis
at Manali on June 3, 2008

at Manali on June 4, 2008



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in-dee-GO-fer-uh — bearing indigo
het-er-AN-thuh — differing flower
Jun 4, 2008 … at Manali, Himachal Pradesh
commonly known as: Himalayan indigo • Kashmiri: क्षुद्रक्षुपभेदः kshudrakshupabhedaha Nepalese: साकिनों sakino
Native to: Arghanistan, Himalayas (600-3100 m), Khasia, China
another view: Jun 4, 2008 … at Manali, Himachal Pradesh



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via Species‎ > ‎I‎ > Indigofera heterantha Brandis … 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
het-er-AN-thuh — with various or diverse flowersDave’s BotanaryWikipedia
commonly known as: Himalayan indigo, indigo bushHindi: काली काथी kali kathi, काथी kathi, सकीना sakinaKashmiri: kanhchu क॑छ़ू॒Nepali: साखिनो saakhinoPunjabi: ਮੱਤੂ mattu
botanical names: Indigofera heterantha Brandis … synonyms: Indigofera dosua Lindl. • Indigofera gerardiana Baker • Indigofera macrostachya Vent. • Indigofera rubroviolacea Dunn … status at GBIF
February 16, 2008 … Manali


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Identification required for Indigofera sp.: 3 high resolution images.
Habit:Shrub

Location: KULGAM, Jammu and Kashmir.


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Indigofera cassioides – efloraofindia (google.com)


I think I. heterantha

I too agree with you … which you point out and for ID,


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Indigofera heterantha: 2 high res. images.
Location: Rajouri, Jandk

Habit: Shrub
Date: 15-05-2021

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Botanical name: Indigofera heterantha: 2 high
Location: Rajouri jandk
Habit: Shrub
Local name: Kainthi
Date: 20-06-2021


Looks matching !



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