Indigofera trifoliata var. duthiei (Naik) Sanjappa

  • Family : FABACEAE
    (Pea Or Bean Family)
  • Family (Hindi name) : PALASH FAMILY (पलाश फैमिली)
  • Family (as per The Plant List) : LEGUMINOSAE
  • Subfamily : Faboideae
  • Species Name (as per The Plant List) : Indigofera trifoliata var. duthiei (Naik) Sanjappa
  • Habit : Herb
  • Habitat : Cultivated fields (as a weed), fallow lands, waste lands and road sides
  • Comments / notes : Differs from var. trifoliata in having 1–4-seeded and narrowly winged pods.
  • Key identification features : Leaves digitately trifoliate; stipules 1–1.2 mm long, narrowly triangular, adnate to petiole, hairy outside. Racemes 5–8 mm long, globose or slightly elongated. Flowers pink or red, c. 5–6 mm long; bracts c. 0.6 mm long, hairy outside, caducous; pedicels c. 1 mm long, hairy. Pods narrowly winged
  • Flower, Fruit : August-December
  • Endemism : Madhya Pradesh and Maharashtra
  • Literature : Sanjappa, M. (1992) Legumes of India. Bishen Singh Mahendra Pal Singh, Dehra Dun, pp. 196.; Vibha Chauhan & Arun K. Pandey (2015). A revision of trifoliolate Indigofera (Tribe Indigofereae: Fabaceae) in India. Phytotaxa 220 (1): 001–029.
  • Citation : Sankara Rao, K., Raja K Swamy, Deepak Kumar, Arun Singh R. and K. Gopalakrishna Bhat (2019). Flora of Peninsular India. trifoliata var. duthiei. Downloaded on 4 July 2020.


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