Indigofera astragalina DC.

 
  • Family : FABACEAE
    (Pea Or Bean Family)
  • Family (Hindi name) : PALASH FAMILY (पलाश फैमिली)
  • Family (as per The Plant List) : LEGUMINOSAE
  • Subfamily : Faboideae
  • Synonym(s) : Indigofera hirsuta sensu Baker FBI 1876, non L.
  • Species Name (as per The Plant List) : Indigofera astragalina DC.
  • Common name : Silky Indigo
  • Habit : Herb
  • Habitat : Moist deciduous forests, open deciduous forests and scrub jungles
  • Comments / notes : Common
  • Key identification features : Villous herb
  • Flower, Fruit : August-February
  • Collector(s) Name : Raja K. Swamy
  • Collection Date : 02/01/2016
  • Collection Nos : HJCB-E-279
  • Collection Locality : Batrepalli, Anantapur district (AP)
  • Distribution :
    • Andhra Pradesh : Kurnool district, Kadapa district, Srikakulam district, Krishna district, Guntur district, Anantapur district, Chittoor district
    • Karnataka : Bengaluru district, Belagavi district, Ballari district, Vijayapura (Bijapur) district, Chikkamagaluru district, Chitradurga district, Dakshina Kannada district, Dharwad district, Kolar district, Mysuru district, Raichur district, Shivamogga district, Tumakuru district
    • Kerala : Palakkad district, Idukki district
    • Maharashtra : Akola district
    • Odisha : Ganjam district, Sambalpur district
    • Tamil Nadu : Salem district, Tiruvannamalai district, Vellore district, Coimbatore district, Madurai district, Ramanathapuram district
  • World Distribution : Pantropical
  • Conservation Status : Not Evaluated (NE)
  • Literature : Pullaiah et al., 2001 - Flora of Eastern Ghats Vol. 2; J.L.Ellis, 1987- Flora of Nallamalais Vol. 1; N.P.Singh, 1988. Flora of Eastern Karnataka; Sasidharan, N. 2011. Flowering plants of Kerala. DVD, V 2, KFRI; Henry, Kumari & Chithra (1983). Flora of Tamil Nadu, India vol. 1.; Kamble & Pradhan, 1988. Flora of Akola District, Maharashtra. Botanical Survey of India.; Cecil J. Saldanha, S. R. Ramesh (1984). Flora of Karnataka State vol. 1. Oxford and IBH Publishing Co, New Delhi; Ramaswamy & Razi, 1973 – Flora of Bangalore District; Rao & Razi, 1981 – A Synoptic Flora of Mysore District; Keshava Murthy & Yoganarasimhan, 1990 – Flora of Coorg District; Gopalakrishna Bhat, 2014 - Flora of South Kanara
  • Citation : Sankara Rao, K., Raja K Swamy, Deepak Kumar, Arun Singh R. and K. Gopalakrishna Bhat (2019). Flora of Peninsular India. http://peninsula.ces.iisc.ac.in/plants.php?name=Indigofera astragalina. Downloaded on 8 July 2020.

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