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Indigofera colutea (Burm.f.) Merrill in Philip. J.Sci. 19:335. 1921. Gillett in Kew Bull.Add.Ser.1:65.1958, pro parte; Ali in Bot.Notiser 111:548.1958, pro parte; Gillett in Kew Bull. 24:483.1970; in Milne-Redhead &Polhill, Fl.Trop.East Afr.266.1971.

  • Galega colutea Burm.f.
  • Indigofera viscosa Lam.

    Erect or spreading herb, annual or short-lived perennial, pubescent, hairs biramous and also multicellular, glandular. Leaf imparipinnately compound, petiole c. 1.2 cm long, rachis up to 6 cm long. Leaflets 7-11, c. 7-14 mm long, c. 3-4 mm broad, elliptic-oblong, obtuse, apiculate, appressly pubescent on both sides. Inflorescence an axillary pedunculate raceme, peduncle up to 7 or 12 mm long. Calyx c. 2.5 mm long, pubescent, teeth c. 1.25 mm long. Corolla pink. Vexillum c. 4 0-4.5 mm long. Fruit c. 1.8-2.6 cm long, pubescent, hairs appressed as well as gland-tipped.

    Fl. Per.: April-December.

    Holotype: India, Herb. Sloane, vol. 95, fol. 185 (BM).

    Distribution: Pakistan, (Punjab); Afghanistan; India; Ceylon; Indonesia; Australia, New Zealand; Yemen; throughout Tropical Africa extending to S. Africa.


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