Family:
Fabaceae Lindl.
Genus:
Indigofera L.

Indigofera trita L.f.

This species is accepted, and its native range is Tropical & Subtropical Old World. It is has environmental uses and as animal food and a medicine.

[ILDIS]

International Legume Database and Information Service

Conservation
Not Threatened
Ecology
Africa: Sudanian anthropic landscapes, Somalia-Masai anthropic landscapes, Lake Victoria regional mosaic; bushland and thicket, Somalia-Masai bushland and thicket, Sudanian bushland and thicket, Zambezian bushland and thicket, Zambezian anthropic landscap
Morphology General Habit
Annual/Perennial, Climbing/Not climbing, Herb/Shrub
Vernacular
Anilillo, Frijolillo, Frijolillo De Llano, Laindramotio, Laindramotiolahy, Mozotillo, Raindramotio, Wal-awari

[UPFC]
Distribution
Biogeografic region: Andean, Caribbean. Elevation range: 40–1400 m a.s.l. Naturalised in Colombia. Colombian departments: Antioquia, Atlántico, Bolívar, Cauca, Cundinamarca, Huila, La Guajira, Magdalena, Sucre, Valle del Cauca, Vaupés.
Habit
Herb.
Conservation
IUCN Red List Assessment (2021): LC. National Red List of Colombia (2021): Potential LC.
Ecology
Habitat according IUCN Habitats Classification: forest and woodland, savanna, shrubland, wetlands (inland), artificial - terrestrial.

[CPLC]

Bernal, R., Gradstein, S.R. & Celis, M. (eds.). 2015. Catálogo de plantas y líquenes de Colombia. Instituto de Ciencias Naturales, Universidad Nacional de Colombia, Bogotá. http://catalogoplantasdecolombia.unal.edu.co

Distribution
Nativa en Colombia; Alt. 40 - 1400 m.; Andes, Llanura del Caribe, Valle del Cauca.
Morphology General Habit
Hierba
Conservation
Preocupación Menor

[FSOM]

M. Thulin et al. Flora of Somalia, Vol. 1-4 [updated 2008] https://plants.jstor.org/collection/FLOS

Morphology General Habit
Erect or subscandent woody herb, up to 0.5–2 m tall; stems ridged, strigose
Morphology Leaves
Leaf-rhachis up to 10 cm long including a petiole of up to 35 mm
Morphology Leaves Leaflets
Leaflets 3–9(–13), opposite, elliptic, up to 35(–60) x 17(–30) mm, strigose on both sides, more coarsely so beneath
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences
Racemes many-flowered, long; peduncle up to 4 cm
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Calyx
Calyx 1.5–4 mm long; lobes triangular-subulate, much longer than the tube
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Corolla
Standard white strigose outside, soon falling
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Androecium Stamens
Stamens 3–4 mm long
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Pods 20–25(–40) x 2 mm, deflexed, straight or curved, sometimes slightly torulose, white strigose, 6–13-seeded.

[UNAL]

Bernal, R., G. Galeano, A. Rodríguez, H. Sarmiento y M. Gutiérrez. 2017. Nombres Comunes de las Plantas de Colombia. http://www.biovirtual.unal.edu.co/nombrescomunes/

Vernacular
aceite, añil, arroz con coco

[ILDIS]
Use
Medicine

[UPFC]
Use Animal Food
Used as animal food.
Use Environmental
Environmental uses.
Use Medicines
Medical uses.

Native to:

Assam, Bangladesh, Botswana, Burundi, Cameroon, Congo, Costa Rica, Djibouti, East Himalaya, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Gabon, Ghana, Gulf of Guinea Is., India, Ivory Coast, Jawa, Kenya, Lesser Sunda Is., Liberia, Madagascar, Malawi, Mozambique, Myanmar, Namibia, Nigeria, Oman, Pakistan, Philippines, Queensland, Rwanda, Saudi Arabia, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Somalia, Sri Lanka, Sudan, Swaziland, Tanzania, Togo, Uganda, West Himalaya, Western Australia, Yemen, Zambia, Zaïre, Zimbabwe

Introduced into:

Colombia

Indigofera trita L.f. appears in other Kew resources:

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status Has image?
Jan 1, 1982 Beusekom, C.F. van [3931], Thailand K000623333 No
Brown, R. [s.n.], Australia K000217307 Yes
Mueller, F. von [s.n.], Australia K000217446 Yes
Reekmans, M. [8427], Burundi K000623325 No
Lewis, G.P. [CFCR6709], Brazil K000921225 Yes
s.coll. [Cat. no. 5449] K001120957 Yes
Vijay Kumar, B.K. [1265], India K000623336 No
s.coll. [Cat. no. 5449] K001120961 Yes
s.coll. [Cat. no. 5449] K001120960 Yes
Mueller, F. von [s.n.], Australia K000217306 Yes
s.coll. [Cat. no. 5449] K001120959 Yes
Mooney, H.F. [2114], India K000623335 No
Wight [652], India K000623334 No
Mueller, F. von [s.n.], Australia K000217305 Yes
Mitchell [s.n.], Australia K000217444 Yes
s.coll. [Cat. no. 5449] K001120956 Yes
Maesen, L.J.G. van der [3914], India K000623338 No
s.coll. [Cat. no. 5449], India K001120958 Yes
s.coll. [Cat. no. 5449] K001120962 Yes
s.coll. [Cat. no. 5449], India K001120963 Yes
Matthew, K.M. [6638], India K000623337 No
Heringer, E.P. [15441], Brazil K000921226 Yes
Brown, R. [s.n.], Australia K000217445 Yes

First published in Suppl. Pl.: 335 (1782)

Accepted by

  • Audru, J., Cesar, J. & Lebrun, J.-P. (1994). Les Plantes Vasculaires de la République de Djibouti. Flore Illustrée 1: 1-336. CIRAD, Départerment d'Elevage et de Médecine vétérinaire, Djibouti.
  • Balick, M.J., Nee, M.H. & Atha, D.E. (2000). Checklist of the Vascular Plants of Belize with Common Names an Uses: 1-246. New York Botanic Garden Press, New York.
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  • Lock, J.M. & Ford, C.S. (2004). Legumes of Malesia a Check-List: 1-295. Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.
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Kew Backbone Distributions

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