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Madagascar Catalogue | Family List | Fabales | Fabaceae | Genus Page


Indigofera L.
    Sp. Pl. 2: 751 (1753).

Indigofera
Living Plant image: CALLMANDER 473

Credit: Martin Callmander

Reference(s): Du Puy, D. J., J.-N. Labat, R. Rabevohitra, J.-F. Villiers, J. Bosser & J. Moat (2002)

Status: this genus has been assessed for the following:

- Species in Fl. Madag: not published

- Accepted published species: 42 (23 endemic, 19 indigenous non-endemic)

- Estimated total species: 42 (23 endemic, 19 indigenous non-endemic)

- Indigenous species endemism: 55%

Additional taxonomic work: not currently required

Species level data entry: complete

Note: Several species yield the blue dye indigo from their leaves and young stems.

Contributed/compiled by: M. Rabarimanarivo, Brian Schrire

Updated on: 12 Apr. 2006

Lower Taxa:


 

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