Indigofera glandulosa ?;

Images by Prashant Desai, Identification by Satish Phadke (Inserted by J.M.Garg)

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ID-03062012-PR-2: Plants from gujarat
Habit Herb
Family Papilionaceae
Leaflet 3
Fruit not Seen
collected from cultivated field


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



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Id-180212-PR-2: Id-180212-PR-2
Plant from North Gujarat
Family Papiolionaceae
Habit herb
near cultivated field
leaflets 3
flower pinkish in axillary raceme
plant height 30 – 50 cm
fruit not seen
i think its Indigofera sp
But not sure


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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Images by Aarti Khale (Inserted by J.M.Garg)

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Request for ID : 030410-AK-1 : 1 post by 1 author. Attachments (1)

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.

Indigofera glandulosa

Indigofera colutea

Annual, 9-20 in. high, much-branched; branches long, slender

Erect or spreading herb, annual or short-lived perennial

clothed with spreading hairs when young, not at all argenteo-canescent

pubescent, hairs biramous and also multicellular, glandular

Leaves 3-foliolate ; petioles 3/8  to ½  in. long, slender, hairy ; stipules setaceous, minute.

Leaf imparipinnately compound, petiole c. 1.2 cm long, rachis up to 6 cm long

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

Leaflets 7-11, c. 7-14 mm long, c. 3-4 mm broad, elliptic-oblong, obtuse, apiculate, appressly pubescent on both sides

Flowers in short axillary sessile heads ¼ – 3/8 in. long.

Inflorescence an axillary pedunculate raceme

Calyx 1/12 – 1/10″ long, hairy outside; teeth long, setaceous

Peduncle up to 7 or 12 mm long. Calyx c. 2.5 mm long, pubescent, teeth c. 1.25 mm long. Corolla pink

Corolla 2-3 times as long as the calyx.

Vexillum c. 4 0-4.5 mm long.

Pods 1/5 in. long, pubescent, angled, the angles slightly winged and often toothed. Seeds 1-2, spherical, smooth and polished, sometimes mottled

Fruit c. 1.8-2.6 cm long, pubescent, hairs appressed as well as gland-tipped


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


This is one of the following species:
Indigofera glandulosa Roxb. ex Willd.
Indigofera trifoliata L.
Indigofera trita L.f
Perhaps at least one or two more photos could have helped.


Thanks for the interest shown … in this very old post of mine.
I had added a couple of pictures later.
Here they are…..
I have been very busy since Sept, unable to interact on our group.
Hope to be able to find free time in a few days.


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Request for ID : 030410-AK-1 :
A very old post of mine. …, you were absolutely right. Thanks a lot.
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