African Plant Database

Indigofera colutea (Burm. f.) Merr.
Protologue : The Philippine Journal of Science 19(3): (1921)
Information on the genus : Indigofera
Basionym : Galega colutea Burm. f.
Status for NA : accepted (present)
Status for SA : accepted (present)
Status for TA : accepted (present)
Synonym(s) Homotypic
 Galega colutea Burm. f. (1768)
 Indigofera colutea (Burm. f.) Merr. var. colutea
Synonym(s) Heterotypic
=Indigofera consanguinea Klotzsch
=Indigofera junodii N.E. Br. (1925)
=Indigofera seticulosa Harv. (1860)
=Indigofera viscosa Lam. (1789)
=Indigofera propinqua Hochst.
Taxon infra-specific
Indigofera colutea (Burm. f.) Merr. var. colutea
Indigofera colutea var. somalensis (Baker f.) J. B. Gillett (1958)
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Erect or spreading annual or short-lived perennial herb, 10-90 cm tall, covered (not densely) with white appressed or spreading hairs and with erect multicellular glandular hairs (aromatic).
Ecology : Grassland; cultivations; open spots in bushland; especially on sandy soil; sandymuddy soil; grassy formation with Schoenefeldia gracilis; rocky places; deciduous woodland or bushland; 0-1500 m alt.
  S. Africa, Namibia; Cape Verde Isl.; Socotra, Arabia, Pakistan, India, Sri Lanka; Indonesia; Australia; N. America (USA), Caribbean (probably introduced for dye). - Weedy species.
  Comprises 3 vars.
  Confused with I. hewittii.

Bibliography for Tropical Africa :
  • Exell, A. & Wild, H. (2012). Flora Zambesiaca: Mozambique, Federation of Rhodesia and Nyasaland, Bechuanaland Protectorate. London Kew 3(4): 203

Bibliography for North Africa :
  • Med-Checklist 4: 113 (1989).
  • BARRY J. P. & J. C. CELLES (1991). Flore de Mauritanie. Institut supérieur scientifique de Nouakchott - Université de Nice. 1: 253
  • LEBRUN, J. P. (1998). Catalogue des plantes vasculaires de la Mauritanie et du Sahara occidental. Boissiera 55: 133
  • Fl. Egypt (Boulos) 1: 310 (1999).
  • FENNANE, M. & M. IBN TATTOU (2005). Flore vasculaire du Maroc. Inventaire et chorologie [1]. Trav. Inst. Sci. Univ. Mohammed V, Sér. Bot. 37: 206
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carte afrique num 146717
Record n°146717 modified 2009-01-26
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