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This species is accepted, and its native range is NE. Tropical Africa, SW. Arabian Peninsula, Afghanistan to China (S. Sichuan, Yunnan) and Tropical Asia, Australia.

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International Legume Database and Information Service

Conservation
Not Threatened
Habit
Annual/Perennial, Not climbing, Herb
Vernacular
Ratanjot, Ratnamala, Torki

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[ILDIS]
Use
Food and Drink, Forage, Medicine, Toxins, Weed

Native to:

Afghanistan, Assam, Bangladesh, Cambodia, China South-Central, East Himalaya, Eritrea, Ethiopia, India, Jawa, Lesser Sunda Is., Maluku, Myanmar, Nepal, New Guinea, New South Wales, Northern Territory, Pakistan, Philippines, Queensland, South Australia, Sri Lanka, Sudan, Taiwan, Thailand, Vietnam, West Himalaya, Western Australia, Yemen

Introduced into:

New Caledonia, Réunion

Indigofera linifolia (L.f.) Retz. appears in other Kew resources:

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
Larsen, K. [8308], Thailand K000628370
Kairo, A. [51658], Papua New Guinea K000628379
Fraser [s.n.], Australia K000217283
Armstrong [s.n.], Australia K000217291
Hartley, T.G. [9869], Papua New Guinea K000628378
Brown, R. [s.n.], Australia K000217284
Brown, R. [s.n.], Australia K000217285
Henry, A. [6804], Taiwan K000628364
Cunningham, A. [s.n.], Australia K000217280
Cunningham, A. [248], Australia K000217287
Cunningham, A. [s.n.], Australia K000217286
Cunningham, A. [s.n.], Australia K000217282
Schimper, W. [477], Ethiopia K000392744 Unknown type material
Backer, C.A. [20816], Indonesia K000628374
Backer, C.A. [7536], Indonesia K000628376
Mueller, F. von [s.n.], Australia K000217292
Dilmy, A. [1041], Indonesia K000628377
Kostermans, A.J.G.H. [354], Indonesia K000628375
Grierson, A.J.C. [2424], Bhutan K000628368
Wallich, N. [Cat. no. 5489], Myanmar K001121078
Wallich, N. [Cat. no. 5489], Myanmar K001121079
Wallich, N. [Cat. no. 5489], Myanmar K001121080
Wallich, N. [Cat. no. 5489], Myanmar K001121081
leg. ign. [s.n.], Australia K000217290
leg. ign. [s.n.], Australia K000217289
s.coll. [s.n.], India K000628369
s.coll. [6510], New Caledonia K000628380
Mehra, K.L. [490], Indonesia K000628372
Mehra, K.L. [375], Timor-Leste K000628373
Ayaz [s.n.], Pakistan K000628365
Mashotra, C.L. [42759], India K000628367
s.coll. [Cat. no. 5489] K001121074
s.coll. [Cat. no. 5489] K001121075
s.coll. [Cat. no. 5489] K001121076
s.coll. [Cat. no. 5489], India K001121077
s.coll. [Cat. no. 5489] K001121082
s.coll. [Cat. no. 5489] K001121083

First published in Observ. Bot. 4: 29 (1786)

Accepted by

  • Balslav, H. & Chantaranothai, P. (2018). Flora of Thailand 4(3.1): 221-371. The Forest Herbarium, Royal Forest Department.
  • Prakash, L. & Balasubramanian, P. (2018). Invasive alien flora of Sathyamangalam Tiger Reserve in Southern Eastern Ghats, India Indian Forester 144: 857-862.
  • Balkrishna, A. (2018). Flora of Morni Hills (Research & Possibilities): 1-581. Divya Yoga Mandir Trust.
  • Darbyshire, I., Kordofani, M., Farag, I., Candiga, R. & Pickering, H. (eds.) (2015). The Plants of Sudan and South Sudan: 1-400. Kew publishing, Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.
  • Lepschi, B. & Monro, A. (Project Coordinators) (2014). Australian Plant Census (APC) Council of Heads of Australian Herbaria. http://www.anbg.gov.au/chah/apc/index.html.
  • Sikarwar, R.L.S. (2014). Angiosperm diversity assessment of Chitrakootthe legendary place of Vindhyan range, India Journal of Economic and Taxonomic Botany 38: 563-619.
  • Girmansyah, D. & al. (eds.) (2013). Flora of Bali an annotated checklist: 1-158. Herbarium Bogorensis, Indonesia.
  • Meena, S.L. (2012). A checklist of the vascular plants of Banaskantha district, Gujarat, India Nelumbo 54: 39-91.
  • Adema, F. (2011). Notes on Malesian Fabaceae (Leguminosae-Papilionoideae) 15. Notes on Indigofera Blumea 56: 270-272.
  • Wu, Z. & Raven, P.H. (eds.) (2010). Flora of China 10: 1-642. Science Press (Beijing) & Missouri Botanical Garden Press (St. Louis).
  • Lock, J.M. & Ford, C.S. (2004). Legumes of Malesia a Check-List: 1-295. Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.
  • Kumar, S. & Sane, P.V. (2003). Legumes of South Asia. A Checklist: 1-536. Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.
  • Wood, J.R.I. (1997). A handbook of the Yemen Flora: 1-434. Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.
  • Lock, J.M. & Heald, J. (1994). Legumes of Indo-China a checck-list: 1-164. Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.
  • MacKee, H.S. (1994). Catalogue des plantes introduites et cultivées en Nouvelle-Calédonie, ed. 2: 1-164. Museum national d'histoire naturelle, Paris.
  • Polhill, R.M. (1990). Flore des Mascareignes 80: 1-235. IRD Éditions, MSIRI, RBG-Kew, Paris.
  • Hedberg, I. & Edwards, S. (eds.) (1989 publ. 1990). Flora of Ethiopia and Eritrea 3: 1-659. The National Herbarium, Addis Ababa University, Ethiopia & The Department of Systematic Botany, Upps.
  • Lock, J.M. (1989). Legumes of Africa a check-list: 1-619. Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.
  • Rechinger, K.H. & al. (1984). Papilionaceae II Flora Iranica 157: 1-499. Naturhistorisches Museums Wien.

Literature

Kew Backbone Distributions

  • Darbyshire, I., Kordofani, M., Farag, I., Candiga, R. & Pickering, H. (eds.) (2015). The Plants of Sudan and South Sudan: 1-400. Kew publishing, Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.
  • Lepschi, B. & Monro, A. (Project Coordinators) (2014). Australian Plant Census (APC) Council of Heads of Australian Herbaria. http://www.anbg.gov.au/chah/apc/index.html.
  • Wu, Z. & Raven, P.H. (eds.) (2010). Flora of China 10: 1-642. Science Press (Beijing) & Missouri Botanical Garden Press (St. Louis).
  • Lock, J.M. & Ford, C.S. (2004). Legumes of Malesia a Check-List: 1-295. Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.
  • Kumar, S. & Sane, P.V. (2003). Legumes of South Asia. A Checklist: 1-536. Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.
  • Wood, J.R.I. (1997). A handbook of the Yemen Flora: 1-434. Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.
  • Lock, J.M. & Heald, J. (1994). Legumes of Indo-China a checck-list: 1-164. Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.
  • MacKee, H.S. (1994). Catalogue des plantes introduites et cultivées en Nouvelle-Calédonie, ed. 2: 1-164. Museum national d'histoire naturelle, Paris.
  • Polhill, R.M. (1990). Flore des Mascareignes 80: 1-235. IRD Éditions, MSIRI, RBG-Kew, Paris.
  • Lock, J.M. (1989). Legumes of Africa a check-list: 1-619. Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.
  • Rechinger, K.H. & al. (1984). Papilionaceae II Flora Iranica 157: 1-499. Naturhistorisches Museums Wien.

International Legume Database and Information Service

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  • Jain, S. K. (1991). Dictionary of Indian Folk Medicine and Ethnobotany
  • Polhill, R, M. (1990). Legumineuses. In: Flore des Mascareignes, Vol 80. J. Bosser et a
  • Horn, P. E. (1988). Herbarium References
  • Ambasta, S. P. (1986). The useful plants of India
  • De Kort, I. & Thijsse, G. (1984). Blumea 30 (1) : 89-151. A rev. of Indigofera in S. E. Asia
  • Verdcourt, B. (1979). A Manual of New Guinea Legumes. Office of Forests, Lae, PNG
  • Gillett, J. B. (1958). Kew Bull. Addnl. ser. 1:1-166. Indigofera.. in Tropical Africa.

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