Indigofera glandulosa ?;
ID-03062012-PR-2: Plants from gujarat
It is indigofera hochstetteri
Its Indigofera trifoliata L.
Indigofera trifoliata L. in Torner Cent . Pl. 229.1756. & Amoen. Acad. 4: 327. 1759; FBI 2: 96 p.p; C 1: 335 p.p; WI 5: 182f. 113; S & J; Hans & William 2: 123. Raghavan 25.
20-60 cm, perennial, suffruticose, woody, stoutherbs with white or grey-appressed hairs. Stem: much branched. Leaves : ±1.5cm long, tri-foliate compound; leaflets 0.8–2.6 x 0.5–0.9 glabrous aboveappressed-pubescent beneath, oblanceolate, emarginate, black gland dotted, basecuneate, margin entire, apex obtuse; petiole shorter than leaflets 0.6–1.2 cmlong, terminal leaflet sessile; stipules ±0.1 cm long, setaceous,linear-subulate. Inflorescence : about1 cm long, 6-10 flowered, sessile, dense racemes shorter than leaves. Flower : Pedicels 0.1–0.2 cm long. Calyx : ±0.3 cm long, hairy outside;lobes ±0.1 cm, setaceous, lanceolate, subulate. Corolla : 0.5–0.6 cm long, red or pink to flame-coloured; standard±0.45 cm oblong-obovate, pubescent. Fruits: Pods 1-1.5 x 0.2 cm long, stout or not, slightly 4-angled, deflexed, narrowlywinged on angles, 4-6 seeded, thinly pubescent not torulose. Seeds : 4-8, ±0.2 cm across, cuboid,angular, black.
FLS & FRS: Aug.-Sept.
Dis. : Gujarat; Reported from Saurashtra; at Bharuch rare among grasses.
The Indigofera hochstetteri does not show trifoliate leaves .. its have around 5 leaflets..
I think this is more likely to be a variety of Indigofera glandulosa.
Pods of the plant will assist in giving exact identity of the plant
Indigofera glandulosa Roxb. ex Willd. !
Looks like Indigofera sp., may be Indigofera glandulosa
I think … got it right. It looks like Indigofera glandulosa. The hairs on the stem is not visible in the picture. Please check the plant before confirm the id.
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Date/Time : 6th of October, 2009/ 4.19 pm
Location Place : Nasik…
Flowers Size : about 1 cm … Colour : pink
Fragrance : not fragrant …
Found growing in the wild by the roadside. Many of them all over the place
… most probably Indigofera species.
This could be Indigofera glandulosa.
i hope the plant is Indigofera colutea (Burm.f.) Merrill
Do have a look at following Information from
“FLORA OF THE PRESIDENCY OF BOMBAY by THEODORE COOKE, CLE” about Indigofera glandulosa..
Indigofera glandulosa, Willd. Sji. PI. v. 3 (1800) p. 1227.
Annual, 9-20 in. high, much-branched; branches long, slender, clothed with spreading hairs when young, not at all argenteo-canescent. Leaves 3-foliolate ; petioles 3/8 to ½ in. long, slender, hairy ; stipules setaceous, minute. Leaflets 1/2-1 by ¼- 1/2 in., oblanceolate, rounded or slightly retuse, apiculate, green and with a few appressed hairs above, glaucous, appressedly hairy and copiously nigro-punctate beneath ; petiolules of the lateral leaflets 1/20 – 1/16 long, those of the terminal leaflets, longer. Flowers in short axillary sessile heads ¼ – 3/8 in. long. Calyx 1/12 – 1/10″ long, hairy outside; teeth long, setaceous. Corolla 2-3 times as long as the calyx. Pods 1/5 in. long, pubescent, angled, the angles slightly winged and often toothed. Seeds 1-2, spherical, smooth and polished, sometimes mottled. El. B. I. v. 2, p.’,94 ; Dalz. & Gribs. p. 58 ; Woodr. in Journ. Bomb. Nat. v. 11 (1897) p. 421 ; Watt, Diet. Econ. Prod. v. 4, p. 3S6.—Flowers : Aug.-Dec. Vern. Barbuda.
Which difference do you want to point out to me ? Kindly highlight so that I can differentiate from the description I have provided anf that of you. I am trying co-related the two descriptions kindly take a look.
It is certainly NOT Indigofera colutea, because the description provided by … says ‘Leaves 7-11’ whereas the plant in the picture has 3-foliolate leaves. I. colutea has viscid glandular hairs all over.
If anyone access to Dr. Sanjappa’s Revision, it will be easy to identify/confirm the id. Fruits characters also essential.
I think Indigofera trifoliata
Thanks for the interest shown … in this very old post of mine.
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