Bhutan (N); Cambodia (N); China (N); Guangxi ; Guizhou; Yunnan ; India (N) ; Andhra Pradesh; Arunachal Pradesh ; Manipur ; Meghalaya ; Sikkim; Tamil Nadu; West Bengal; Myanmar (N) ; Nepal (N) ; Thailand (N) ; Vietnam (N) as per ILDIS;
Long Spiked Indigo





SK1248 01 JUL 2018 : 16 posts by 3 authors. Attachments (7)- around 800 kb each.

Location:  Kalimpong, WB, India
Date: 9 May 2018
Altitude: 4100 ft.
Habit : May be wild.
Which Fabaceae ??

It is Indigofera heterantha Wallich ex Brandis – Himalayan indigo

Looks different from images at Indigofera heterantha

To me it seems to be Hedysarum campylocarpon.

Plate 30 of The Flowers of The Himalaya by Polulin and Stainton refers.


I guess it is not matching.

did you get a flower and dissect it?

secondly with so many flowers, were there any seed pods?

I thought it would be easy to identify so did not give much attention about fruit pods. By the way, image 4 and 5 shows slight indication of fruiting stage.

Indigofera stachyodes Lindl.    ??

Thanks, …, for the id.

To me also appear close to Indigofera stachyodes as per

Thank you …! By the way this is not listed in Nepal.


Plant for identification From North sikkim – April – 2015 : 4 posts by 2 authors. Attachments (4)

Please identify this plant which was common on the hills of Upper Dzongu region. appx elevation 2500fts asl.
Flowering & fruiting were absent,

Was it a herb ? Do you have any other picture showing habit, habitat etc. ?

It was a shrub, found on slopes of mountain range.

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Thanks, …, for the id.
Yes, appears close as per images at Indigofera stachyodes