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Pakistan | Family List | Papilionaceae | Indigofera

Indigofera tenuifolia Rottl. ex Wight & Arnott, Prodr.Fl.Pen.lnd. Or. 200. 1834. Baker in Hook.f.,Fl.Brit.Ind.2:95.1876; Cooke, Fl.Bomb. Pres.1:316.1902; Ali in Bot.Notiser 111:562.1958.

Diffuse herb, c. 15-20 cm tall, branches glabrous to subglabrous. Leaf imparipinnately compound, c. 2-2.6 cm long, petiole short; leaflets 7-9, lateral leaflets opposite, c. 6-10 mm long, c. 3-4 mm broad, oblanceolate or linear-obovate, apiculate, pubescent on both sides; petiolule c. 1-1.5 mm; stipules very minute. Inflorescence a 3-6-flowered raceme, usually longer than the leaves. Pedicel short. Calyx 2-2.5 mm long, pubescent, teeth subequal to the cup. Corolla bright red. Vexillum c. 3-4 mm long. Pod c. 2-2.6 cm long, linear, straight, torulose, 10-12 seeded; punctate.

Fl.Per.: September to October

Holotype: Mysore, Wight 864 (E).

Distribution: Pakistan (Sind); India; Ceylon.


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