Indigofera exilis Grierson & D.G.Long (syn: Indigofera leptostachya sensu Baker (misapplied));
Native: Bhutan; India (Andhra Pradesh, Arunachal Pradesh, Assam, Bihar, Dadra-Nagar-Haveli, Daman, Delhi, Diu, Goa, Gujarat, Haryana, Himachal Pradesh, Jammu-Kashmir, Karnataka, Kerala, Maharashtra, Manipur, Meghalaya, Meghalaya, Mizoram, Nagaland, Orissa, Pondicherry, Punjab, Rajasthan, Sikkim, Sikkim, Tamil Nadu, Tripura, Uttar Pradesh, West Bengal); Nepal
Indigofera exilis is a perennial shrub which occurs in forests and is also found in secondary grassland communities in the cloud forest belt of the Lower Langtang Valley, Nepal.
These shrubs have been flowering for about a month now. Please advise if I am misidentifying it.
Indigofera exilis—Slender Indigo
Near Dal Lake, Dharamshala, HP
25 June 2016
I like your macros very much.
Yes, this is Indigofera exilis
I found seedpods a couple of days back on the same plant and thought of sharing them here. 2 images.
Thanks … I am always happy to find seedpods to add to the set and to understand more.
SK64AUG6-2016:ID : 3 posts by 2 authors. Attachments (4)
Sharing some pictures for identification shot at Kakani, Nepal on 28 July 2016 at 6000 ft.
Check for comparative images of Indigofera ?
Looks like it matches with Indigofera exilis.
Any further validation?
ANJUN42/43 Indigofera sp. for identification 2 (Churdhar Trip 42) : 3 posts by 2 authors. Attachments (3)
Date: 24th May 2015
Place: Renuka Ji-Haripurdhar Route, Himachal Pradesh
Altitude: 1200-1400 metres above sea level
I think close to images at Indigofera exilis Grierson & D.G.Long
SK812 19 OCT-2017:ID : 5 posts by 2 authors. Attachments (4)
Location: Deurali, Dolkha, Nepal
Date: 6 September 2017
Elevation : 7700 ft.
Pl. check comparative images at
Looks like matching but I do not have idea about the minimum height of the plant. This plant was something like matted on the ground with hardly 5/6 inches height !
Kalatope id Al241211 : 4 posts by 3 authors. Attachments (3)
Another flower from my jumbled folders…
Location Kalatope, Chamba
Altitude 2100 mts
Height 3 feet
Perhaps Indigofera heterantha
Sir but the Indigofera heterantha from Pangi looks different.. The link
for that is – efi thread
could this be Indigofera exilis
SK1336 31 JUL 2018 : 5 posts by 2 authors. Attachments (5)- around 600 kb each.
Location: Kakani, Nepal
Altitude :6600 ft.
Date: 20 June 2018
Habit : Wild
Indigofera heterantha Brandis ???
SK2052 16 July 2019 : 10 posts by 2 authors. Attachments (6)- around 700 kb each.
Location: Phulchoki, Lalitpur
Date: 3 July 2019
Elevation: 2207 m.
Habit : Wild
Which Leguminosae ?
Pl. check comparative images at Indigofera
Plant is hardly 30 cm. in height and spreading to floor which does not look like matching with characteristic descriptions of the both.
What about leaves, corolla and calyx?
On checking, these seem to be young plants and may get bigger an bushy with time. So Pl. check
Close to which one in flowers ?-
Would like to go with Indigofera exilis
Indigofera exilis Grierson & D.G.Long : 6 posts by 1 author. 6 images- 7 mb each.
Location: Latha Bhanjyang, Phulchoki
Date: 20 June 2020
Elevation: 2162 m.