Indigofera mysorensis DC. ;
A low erect copiously-branched shrub, the young stems slender, clothed with short spreading grey pubescence. Leaves sessile, of the main branches 1-3 in. long ; leaflets 11-21, oblong, membranous, opposite, 3/8-1/2 in. long, thinly clothed on both sides with adpressed grey hairs ; stipules setaceous, 1/4 in., persistent. Racemes lax, elongated, more or less panicled, each flower subtended by a bract just like the leaflets, and the branches furnished low down with 3-5-foliolate leaves. Calyx 1/8 in. ; teeth lanceolate, very-long. Corolla red, glabrous, twice the calyx. Pod linear-cylindrical, straight, 1/4-3/8 in. long, 4-6-seeded, finely pubescent. (The Flora of British India- IBIS Flora)
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Indigofera mysorensis DC., wild under shrub from Tirumala hills of Andhra pradesh
Flowers are not seen clearly. Send a closeup of the flower(s) showing the parts clearly.
To me appears close to images at Tephrosia uniflora subsp. petrosa (Blatt. & Hallb.) J.B.Gillett & Ali
Hairy young pods are creating some doubt. Maybe they become less hairy on maturity.
Flora of Pakistan says: Fruit c. 3.8-4.8 cm long, c. 4-4.5 mm broad, appressed pubescent, 7-8-seeded.
This is Indigofera mysorensis Rottler ex DC. (Fabaceae), a common shrub around hills of Bengaluru.
I just realised this species (Indigofera mysorensis) is poorly represented on our website with no clear images for comparison. So I will share my detailed high quality images by tomorrow morning.
that sounds perfect! I will also try to get more pictures when I go to Nandi hills.