Indigofera zollingeriana Miq.

 
  • 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 teysmannii Miq.; Indigofera benthamiana Hance
  • Species Name (as per The Plant List) : Indigofera zollingeriana Miq.
  • Vernacular name : Zollinger's Indigo
  • Habit : Tree
  • Comments / notes : Cultivated and occasionally found as an escape.
  • Key identification features : Small trees. Branches horizontal and drooping. Leaves odd pinnate, leaflets lanceolate, obtuse at base, acute-acuminate at apex. Racemose, 15 cm long. Flower pinkish. Pods straight, cylindrical, brownish pubescent with persistent thickened stylar base. Seeds discoid, brown.
  • Flower, Fruit : September-October
  • Collection Nos : KFP 10377
  • Distribution :
    • Andhra Pradesh : Vishakapatnam district
    • Karnataka : Kodagu (Coorg) district
    • Kerala : Kasaragod district, Kozhikode district, Pathanamthitta district, Kollam district, Thiruvananthapuram district
  • Native : South China
  • World Distribution : Introduced in other parts of the World
  • Literature : Ravikumar & Balachandran-2014, Journal of Threatened Taxa 6(8): 6108–6121; Sasidharan, N. 2011. Flowering plants of Kerala. DVD, V 2, KFRI.; Flora of Karnataka, Saldanha, 1984; Keshava Murthy & Yoganarasimhan, 1990 - Flora of Coorg district, Karnataka state
  • 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 zollingeriana. Downloaded on 11 July 2020.

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