Family:
Fabaceae Lindl.
Genus:
Indigofera L.

Indigofera linifolia (L.f.) Retz.

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.

[ILDIS]

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

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

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

Accepted by

  • Adema, F. (2011). Notes on Malesian Fabaceae (Leguminosae-Papilionoideae) 15. Notes on Indigofera Blumea 56: 270-272.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Girmansyah, D. & al. (eds.) (2013). Flora of Bali an annotated checklist: 1-158. Herbarium Bogorensis, Indonesia.
  • 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.
  • Kumar, S. & Sane, P.V. (2003). Legumes of South Asia. A Checklist: 1-536. 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.
  • Lock, J.M. & Ford, C.S. (2004). Legumes of Malesia a Check-List: 1-295. 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.
  • MacKee, H.S. (1994). Catalogue des plantes introduites et cultivées en Nouvelle-Calédonie, ed. 2: 1-164. Museum national d'histoire naturelle, Paris.
  • Meena, S.L. (2012). A checklist of the vascular plants of Banaskantha district, Gujarat, India Nelumbo 54: 39-91.
  • Polhill, R.M. (1990). Flore des Mascareignes 80: 1-235. IRD Éditions, MSIRI, RBG-Kew, Paris.
  • Prakash, L. & Balasubramanian, P. (2018). Invasive alien flora of Sathyamangalam Tiger Reserve in Southern Eastern Ghats, India Indian Forester 144: 857-862.
  • Rechinger, K.H. & al. (1984). Papilionaceae II Flora Iranica 157: 1-499. Naturhistorisches Museums Wien.
  • 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.
  • Wood, J.R.I. (1997). A handbook of the Yemen Flora: 1-434. Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.
  • 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

  • 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.
  • Kumar, S. & Sane, P.V. (2003). Legumes of South Asia. A Checklist: 1-536. 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.
  • Lock, J.M. & Ford, C.S. (2004). Legumes of Malesia a Check-List: 1-295. 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.
  • 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.
  • Rechinger, K.H. & al. (1984). Papilionaceae II Flora Iranica 157: 1-499. Naturhistorisches Museums Wien.
  • Wood, J.R.I. (1997). A handbook of the Yemen Flora: 1-434. Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.
  • 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

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  • De Kort, I. & Thijsse, G. (1984). Blumea 30 (1) : 89-151. A rev. of Indigofera in S. E. Asia
  • Gillett, J. B. (1958). Kew Bull. Addnl. ser. 1:1-166. Indigofera.. in Tropical Africa.
  • Horn, P. E. (1988). Herbarium References
  • 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
  • Sanjappa, M. (1995). In Hajra, PK et al. (eds). Fascicles of Fl. of Ind. 21:123. Indig
  • Verdcourt, B. (1979). A Manual of New Guinea Legumes. Office of Forests, Lae, PNG

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