African Plant Database

Indigofera suffruticosa Mill.
Protologue : Gard. Dict. ed. VIII. n. 2 (1768)
Information on the genus : Indigofera
Status for SA : accepted (present)
Status for TA : accepted (present)
Synonym(s) Heterotypic
=Indigofera anil L.
=*Indigofera suffruticosa var. uncinata Berhaut
=Indigofera angolensis D. Dietr. (1847)
=Indigofera anil var. canescens J. A. Schmidt (1852)
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Herbaceous or half- woody perennial bushy plant, to 1-2 m tall with strigulose branches. Closely resembling I. tinctoria but distinguished by its crescent-shaped pods.
Ecology : Native of tropical America and probably introduced in the Old World; widely cultivated (indigo dye); intermediate plants between I. suffruticosa and I. tinctoria are known in South Tropical Africa.
  No mapped. Sometimes subspontaneous: weed of disturbed places, around cultivations (also used as cover-crop for coffee etc.; contour hedge planting).

Bibliography for Tropical Africa :
  • Darbyshire, I. Kordofami, M. & al. (2015). The plants of Sudan and south Sudan, An annoted checklist. Kew Publishing
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carte afrique num 65290
Record n°65290 modified 2009-03-05
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