Family:
Fabaceae Lindl.
Genus:
Indigofera L.

Indigofera cassioides Rottler ex DC.

This species is accepted, and its native range is Indian Subcontinent to China (W. Guangxi, Yunnan) and Indo-China.

[ILDIS]

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Ecology
Africa: Cultivated
Morphology General Habit
Perennial, Not climbing, Shrub
Vernacular
Girghol, Hakna, Kathi, Kathu, Sakena, Sakina

[ILDIS]
Use
Food and Drink, Forage, Medicine

Native to:

Assam, Bangladesh, Cambodia, China South-Central, China Southeast, East Himalaya, India, Laos, Myanmar, Nepal, Pakistan, Taiwan, Thailand, Vietnam, West Himalaya

Introduced into:

Kenya, Sri Lanka

Indigofera cassioides Rottler ex DC. appears in other Kew resources:

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status Has image?
s.coll. [Cat. no. 5468] K001121023 Yes
s.coll. [Cat. no. 5468] K001121024 Yes
s.coll. [Cat. no. 5468] K001121020 Yes
Noton, B. [Cat. no. 5468], India K001121022 Yes
Wallich, N. [Cat. no. 5468], Myanmar K001121021 Yes
Wight. [866], India Indigofera pulchella K000848634 Yes
s.coll. [5478], India Indigofera pulchella K000848636 Yes
Wight. [866], India Indigofera pulchella K000848639 Yes
s.coll. [5468], India Indigofera pulchella K000848637 Yes
Wallich [5469], Tamil Nadu Indigofera pulchella K000848638 Yes
Wight. [s.n.], India Indigofera pulchella K000848635 Yes
Wallich [s.n.] Indigofera violacea K000848632 Yes
Wallich, N. [Cat. no. 5479], Nepal Indigofera violacea K001121053 Yes
Carey, W. [s.n.], India Indigofera violacea K000848633 Yes
Wallich [5479], Nepal Indigofera violacea K000848631 Yes
Wallich, N. [Cat. no. 5479], Nepal Indigofera violacea K001121054 Yes
Wallich, N. [Cat. no. 5479], India Indigofera violacea K001121055 Yes
s.coll. [Cat. no. 5484] Indigofera glaucescens K001121068 Yes
s.coll. [Cat. no. 5464], India Indigofera jirahulia K001121014 Yes
s.coll. [Cat. no. 5464], Nepal Indigofera jirahulia K001121015 Yes
s.coll. [Cat. no. 5469], India Indigofera verrucosa K001121025 Yes
s.coll. [Cat. no. 5478] Indigofera arborea K001121052 Yes
s.coll. [Cat. no. 5478] Indigofera arborea K001121051 Yes

First published in Prodr. 2: 225 (1825)

Accepted by

  • Balkrishna, A. (2018). Flora of Morni Hills (Research & Possibilities): 1-581. Divya Yoga Mandir Trust.
  • Balslav, H. & Chantaranothai, P. (2018). Flora of Thailand 4(3.1): 221-371. The Forest Herbarium, Royal Forest Department.
  • Chou, S., Chhnang, P. & Kim, Y. (2016). A Checklist for the Seed Plants of Cambodia: 1-272. National Institute of Biological Resources, Korea.
  • Kumar, S. & Sane, P.V. (2003). Legumes of South Asia. A Checklist: 1-536. Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.
  • Lock, J.M. & Heald, J. (1994). Legumes of Indo-China a checck-list: 1-164. Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.
  • Mostaph, M.K. & Uddin, S.B. (2013). Dictionary of plant names of Bangladesh, Vasc. Pl.: 1-434. Janokalyan Prokashani, Chittagong, Bangladesh.
  • 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.
  • Wu, Z. & Raven, P.H. (eds.) (2010). Flora of China 10: 1-642. Science Press (Beijing) & Missouri Botanical Garden Press (St. Louis).

Literature

Kew Backbone Distributions

  • Chou, S., Chhnang, P. & Kim, Y. (2016). A Checklist for the Seed Plants of Cambodia: 1-272. National Institute of Biological Resources, Korea.
  • Kumar, S. & Sane, P.V. (2003). Legumes of South Asia. A Checklist: 1-536. Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.
  • Lock, J.M. & Heald, J. (1994). Legumes of Indo-China a checck-list: 1-164. Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.
  • Lock, J.M. (1989). Legumes of Africa a check-list: 1-619. Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.
  • Mostaph, M.K. & Uddin, S.B. (2013). Dictionary of plant names of Bangladesh, Vasc. Pl.: 1-434. Janokalyan Prokashani, Chittagong, Bangladesh.
  • Wu, Z. & Raven, P.H. (eds.) (2010). Flora of China 10: 1-642. Science Press (Beijing) & Missouri Botanical Garden Press (St. Louis).

International Legume Database and Information Service

  • 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
  • Lock, J. M. (1985). Specimen in Herb. Kew
  • Sanjappa, M. (1995). In Hajra, PK et al. (eds). Fascicles of Fl. of Ind. 21:123. Indig

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