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Submission of Indigofera glabra : 2 posts by 2 authors. Attachments (2)
Plant name: Indigofera glabra L., Sp. Pl. 2: 751. 1753
Family: Fabaceae
Description: Annual diffuse herb; stems sparsely hairy all over, often reddish. Leaves alternate; odd-pinnate, leaflets 5, 0.5-1.5 × 0.3-1 cm, elliptic-obovate, base rounded, apex obtuse, appressed-pubescent on both surfaces.  Flowers 5-7 mm long, reddish on axillary, 2-5-flowered pedunculate lax racemes. Calyx pubescent; lobes setaceous. Corolla reddish; papilionoid, standard 5-7mm long, glabrous, base shortly clawed, apex emarginate; wings narrow, spur adnate to wings. Stamens 10, diadel­phous, only vexillary one free; anthers uniform. Ovary oblong, sessile, with many ovules; style linear; stigma capitate.  Pods 1.5-2 cm long, c. 1.5 mm diam., linear, subtetragonous, 8-12-seeded. Seeds 1 mm across, cubiform, yellowish with dark motlings.
Habitat & location: Common in dry sandy soils. Photographed at N.Konda.




Indigofera karnatakana : 5 posts by 2 authors. Attachments (3)

Wild herb near Royakotah, Krishnagiri dt Tamilnadu

Looks different from … images of the same species at Indigofera karnatakana. Pl. also check comparative images at Indigofera

Let me check some more literature and come back …

It is Indigofera glabra, very common in our area


The Plant List Ver.1.1
 ILDIS  Catalogue of Life  India Biodiversity Portal  Linnaean Typification Project  Flora of Ranga Reddi District Andhra Pradesh, India By T. Pullaiah, M. Silar Mohammed (2000- details with keys)  Flora of Guntur District, Andhra Pradesh, India By T. Pullaiah (2000- details with keys)