Indigofera glabra L. (Syn: Indigofera fragrans Retz.; Indigofera pentaphylla Murray);
India (N); Andhra Pradesh ; Bihar; Goa ; Gujarat ; Karnataka; Kerala ; Madhaya Pradesh; Maharashtra; Orissa ; Rajasthan ; Tamil Nadu ; West Bengal; Myanmar (N); Sri Lanka (N) ; Thailand (N); Vietnam (N); Mauritius (I) as per ILDIS;
Submission of Indigofera glabra : 2 posts by 2 authors. Attachments (2)
Plant name: Indigofera glabra L., Sp. Pl. 2: 751. 1753
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
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