Indigofera wightii Graham ex Wight & Arn.

 
  • Family : FABACEAE
    (PEA or BEAN FAMILY)
  • Family (as per The Plant List) : Leguminosae
  • Subfamily : Faboideae
  • Species Name (as per The Plant List) : Indigofera wightii Wight & Arn.
  • Habit : Undershrub
  • Habitat : Hill slopes and deciduous forests, also grasslands
  • Comments / notes : Occasional on hills above 1500m and among rocks.
  • Key identification features : Stiff and silvery and pubescent
  • Flower, Fruit : June-February
  • Distribution :
    • Andhra Pradesh : Anantapur district, Vishakapatnam district
    • Karnataka : Bengaluru district, Belagavi district, Ballari district, Chikkamagaluru district, Chitradurga district, Hassan district, Kolar district, Mysuru district, Raichur district, Tumakuru district
    • Kerala : Palakkad district, Idukki district, Thiruvananthapuram district
    • Odisha : Rayagada district, Kalhandi district
    • Tamil Nadu : Salem district, Dharmapuri district, Namakkal district, Coimbatore district, Madurai district, The Nilgiri district, Ramanathapuram district, Tiruchirapalli district, Tirunelveli district
  • Native : India, Sri Lanka
  • World Distribution : India, Sri Lanka
  • Conservation Status : Not Evaluated (NE)
  • Literature : Pullaiah et al., 2001 - Flora of Eastern Ghats Vol. 2; H.O. Saxena & M. Brahmam, 1994- Flora of Orissa Vol. 1; N.P.Singh, 1988. Flora of Eastern Karnataka; Matthew, K.M., Flora of Tamil Nadu Carnatic, Vol.3 (1). Diocesan Press, Madras. 1983; Sasidharan, N. 2011. Flowering plants of Kerala. DVD, V 2, KFRI; Henry, Kumari & Chithra (1983). Flora of Tamil Nadu, India vol. 1.; Saldanha & Nicolson, 1976 – Flora of Hassan District; Cecil J. Saldanha, S. R. Ramesh (1984). Flora of Karnataka State vol. 1. Oxford and IBH Publishing Co, New Delhi; Seetharam et al., 2000 – Flora of Gulbarga; Rao & Razi, 1981 – A Synoptic Flora of Mysore District; Keshava Murthy & Yoganarasimhan, 1990 – Flora of Coorg District.
  • 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 wightii. Downloaded on 6 December 2019.

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