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Taxon: Indigofera hirsuta L.

Genus: Indigofera
Family: Fabaceae (alt. Leguminosae) subfamily: Faboideae tribe: Indigofereae. Also placed in: Papilionaceae
Nomen number: 20017
Place of publication: Sp. pl. 2:751. 1753
Typification: View record from Linnaean Plant Name Typification Project of the Natural History Museum of London.
Name verified on: 14-Sep-2004 by ARS Systematic Botanists. Last updated: 14-Sep-2004
Species priority site is: Plant Genetic Resources Conservation Unit, Griffin, GA (S9).
Accessions: 15 in National Plant Germplasm System.
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  • all available ) NPGS accessions by country.
  • Check PlantSearch database of Botanic Gardens Conservation International for possible non-NPGS germplasm.


Common names:

  • hairy indigo   (Source: Dict Rehm ) – English
  • rough hairy indigo   (Source: Pl Res SEAs 11:159.) – English
  • behaarter Indigostrauch   (Source: Zander Ency ) – German
  • tanuki-komatsunagi   (Source: F Japan ) – Japanese Rōmaji
  • falso-anil   (Source: Dict Rehm ) – Portuguese
  • índigo   (Source: D. Groth, p.c. 2005) – Portuguese (Brazil)
  • anil-roxo   (Source: D. Groth, p.c. 2005) – Portuguese (Brazil)
  • anileira   (Source: D. Groth, p.c. 2005) – Portuguese (Brazil)
  • anileira-do-pasto   (Source: D. Groth, p.c. 2005) – Portuguese (Brazil)
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Economic importance:

  • Environmental: erosion control   (fide Pl Res SEAs 11:161. 1997)
  • Environmental: soil improver   (fide Pl Res SEAs 11:161. 1997)
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Distributional range:

      Native:
  • AFRICA
    Macaronesia: Cape Verde
    Northeast Tropical Africa: Chad; Ethiopia; Sudan
    East Tropical Africa: Kenya; Tanzania; Uganda
    West-Central Tropical Africa: Burundi; Cameroon; Central African Republic; Congo; Equatorial Guinea; Gabon; Zaire
    West Tropical Africa: Benin; Cote D'Ivoire; Gambia; Ghana; Guinea; Guinea-Bissau; Liberia; Mali; Niger; Nigeria; Senegal; Sierra Leone; Togo
    South Tropical Africa: Angola; Malawi; Mozambique; Zambia; Zimbabwe
    Southern Africa: Botswana
    Western Indian Ocean: Madagascar
  • ASIA-TEMPERATE
    China: China [s.?]
    Eastern Asia: Taiwan
  • ASIA-TROPICAL
    Indian Subcontinent: Bangladesh; India - Andhra Pradesh, Assam, Bihar, Goa, Haryana, Himachal Pradesh, Karnataka, Kerala, Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra, Meghalaya, Orissa, Punjab, Rajasthan, Tamil Nadu, Uttar Pradesh, West Bengal; Sri Lanka
    Indo-China: Cambodia; Laos; Myanmar; Thailand; Vietnam
    Malesia: Indonesia; Papua New Guinea; Philippines
  • AUSTRALASIA
    Australia: Australia - New South Wales, Northern Territory, Queensland, Western Australia

      Naturalized:
  • naturalized in neotropics

      Cultivated:
  • also cultivated

References:

  • Arechavaleta, M. et al., eds. 2005. Lista preliminar de especies silvestres de Cabo Verde: hongos, plantas y animales terrestres.
  • Aubréville, A. et al., eds. 1960–. Flore du Cambodge du Laos et du Viet-Nam.
  • Australian Systematic Botany Society. 1981. Flora of central Australia.
  • Boudet, G. et al. 1986. Catalogue des plantes vasculaires du Mali.
  • Brunel, J. F. et al., eds. 1984. Flore analytique du Togo. Phanerogames.
  • Duke, J. A. 1981. Handbook of legumes of world economic importance.
  • Englert, J. M. et al. 1999–. USDA-NRCS Improved conservation plant materials released by NRCS and cooperators.
  • Erhardt, W. et al. 2008. Der große Zander: Enzyklopädie der Pflanzennamen.
  • Faridah Hanum, I. & L. J. G. van der Maesen, eds. 1997. Auxiliary plants. In: Faridah Hanum, I. & L. J. G. van der Maesen, eds., Plant Resources of South-East Asia (PROSEA). 11:159–161.
  • Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO). 2010. Ecocrop (on-line resource).
  • Green, J. W. 1985. Census of the vascular plants of Western Australia.
  • Groth, D. 2005. pers. comm. [re. Brazilian common names].
  • Hnatiuk, R. J. 1990. Census of Australian vascular plants. Australian Flora and Fauna Series No. 11.
  • Howard, R. 1974–1989. Flora of the lesser Antilles. [introd.].
  • Huang, S. F. & T. C. Huang. 1987. Taxonomic treatment of the Papilionoideae (Leguminosae) of Taiwan. Taiwania 32:11-117.
  • Iwatsuki, K. et al. 1993–. Flora of Japan.
  • Keay, R. W. J. & F. N. Hepper. 1953–1972. Flora of west tropical Africa, ed. 2.
  • Kort, I. de & G. Thijsse. 1984. A revision of the genus Indigofera (Leguminosae-Papilionoideae) in Southeast Asia. Blumea 30:120.
  • Kumar, S & P. V. Sane. 2003. Legumes of South Asia: a checklist.
  • Lebrun, J.-P. et al. 1972. Catalogue des plantes vasculaires du Tchad meridional.
  • Liberty Hyde Bailey Hortorium. 1976. Hortus third.
  • Liogier, H. A. & L. F. Martorell. 1982. Flora of Puerto Rico and adjacent islands: a systematic synopsis.
  • Lock, J. M. & J. Heald. 1994. Legumes of Indochina: a checklist.
  • Lock, J. M. 1989. Legumes of Africa: a checklist.
  • Matthew, K. M. 1983. The flora of the Tamilnadu Carnatic.
  • Porcher, M. H. et al. Searchable World Wide Web Multilingual Multiscript Plant Name Database (MMPND) (on-line resource).
  • Rehm, S. 1994. Multilingual dictionary of agronomic plants.
  • Sanjappa, M. 1995. Leguminosae - Papilionoideae tribe Indigoferae. In: Botanical Survey of India, Fascicles of flora of India 21:81–83.
  • Smith, A. C. 1979–1991. Flora vitiensis nova.
  • Thulin, M. 1983. Leguminosae of Ethiopia. Opera Bot. 68:1-223.
  • Turrill, W. B. et al., eds. 1952–. Flora of tropical East Africa.
  • University of California Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education Program. UC SAREP on-line cover crop database (on-line resource).
  • Verdcourt, B. 1979. A manual of New Guinea legumes.
  • Westphal, E. & P. C. M. Jansen, eds. 1989. A selection. In: Faridah Hanum, I. & L. J. G. van der Maesen, eds., Plant Resources of South-East Asia (PROSEA). A:161.
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Check other web resources for Indigofera hirsuta L.:

  • AVH: Australia's Virtual Herbarium
  • SIBIS: South African National Biodiversity Institute's (SANBI) Integrated Biodiversity System
  • On-line Flora of Zimbabwe
  • TROPICOS: Nomenclatural and Specimen Database of the Missouri Botanical Garden
  • ILDIS: International Legume Database and Information Service
  • Mansfeld: Mansfeld's World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops
  • ePIC: Electronic Plant Information Centre of Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew
  • AGRICOLA: Article Citation Database or NAL Catalog of USDA's National Agricultural Library
  • Entrez: NCBI's search engine for PubMed citations, GenBank sequences, etc.

Images or nodulation data:

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  • Check PlantSystematics.org for additional images
  • Google Images Images Note: Be advised that their identity may be inaccurate. Proper identification of a plant may require specialized taxonomic knowledge or comparison with properly documented herbarium material.

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Germplasm Resources Information Network - (GRIN) [Online Database].
National Germplasm Resources Laboratory, Beltsville, Maryland.
URL: http://www.ars-grin.gov/cgi-bin/npgs/html/taxon.pl?20017 (23 November 2014)

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