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Indigofera
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Indigofera (indigo)

Summary

  • Last modified
  • 15 July 2018
  • Datasheet Type(s)
  • Host Plant
  • Preferred Scientific Name
  • Indigofera
  • Preferred Common Name
  • indigo
  • Taxonomic Tree
  • Domain: Eukaryota
  •   Kingdom: Plantae
  •     Phylum: Spermatophyta
  •       Subphylum: Angiospermae
  •         Class: Dicotyledonae
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PictureTitleCaptionCopyright
Indigofera suffruticosa (upright indigo); habit. Paia, Maui.April 16, 2006
TitleHabit
CaptionIndigofera suffruticosa (upright indigo); habit. Paia, Maui.April 16, 2006
Copyright©Forest Starr & Kim Starr - CC BY 4.0
Indigofera suffruticosa (upright indigo); habit. Paia, Maui.April 16, 2006
Habit Indigofera suffruticosa (upright indigo); habit. Paia, Maui.April 16, 2006©Forest Starr & Kim Starr - CC BY 4.0
Indigofera spicata (creeping indigo); habit and flowers in Laysan albatross breeding colony. Nimitz Ave., Sand Island, Midway Atoll, Hawaii, USA. June, 2008.
TitleHabit
CaptionIndigofera spicata (creeping indigo); habit and flowers in Laysan albatross breeding colony. Nimitz Ave., Sand Island, Midway Atoll, Hawaii, USA. June, 2008.
Copyright©Forest Starr & Kim Starr - CC BY 4.0
Indigofera spicata (creeping indigo); habit and flowers in Laysan albatross breeding colony. Nimitz Ave., Sand Island, Midway Atoll, Hawaii, USA. June, 2008.
HabitIndigofera spicata (creeping indigo); habit and flowers in Laysan albatross breeding colony. Nimitz Ave., Sand Island, Midway Atoll, Hawaii, USA. June, 2008.©Forest Starr & Kim Starr - CC BY 4.0
Indigofera trita subsp. scabra (Asian Indigo); flowering habit. Florida, USA.
TitleFlowering habit
CaptionIndigofera trita subsp. scabra (Asian Indigo); flowering habit. Florida, USA.
Copyright©Roger L. Hammer-2015
Indigofera trita subsp. scabra (Asian Indigo); flowering habit. Florida, USA.
Flowering habitIndigofera trita subsp. scabra (Asian Indigo); flowering habit. Florida, USA.©Roger L. Hammer-2015
Indigofera trita (Asian indigo): flowers and leaves.
TitleFlowers and leaves
CaptionIndigofera trita (Asian indigo): flowers and leaves.
Copyright©Mark Marathon/via wikipedia - CC BY-SA 4.0
Indigofera trita (Asian indigo): flowers and leaves.
Flowers and leavesIndigofera trita (Asian indigo): flowers and leaves.©Mark Marathon/via wikipedia - CC BY-SA 4.0
Indigofera suffruticosa (upright indigo); habit and foliage. Mokolii, Oahu. April 19, 2005
TitleHabit and foliage
CaptionIndigofera suffruticosa (upright indigo); habit and foliage. Mokolii, Oahu. April 19, 2005
Copyright©Forest Starr & Kim Starr - CC BY 4.0
Indigofera suffruticosa (upright indigo); habit and foliage. Mokolii, Oahu. April 19, 2005
Habit and foliageIndigofera suffruticosa (upright indigo); habit and foliage. Mokolii, Oahu. April 19, 2005©Forest Starr & Kim Starr - CC BY 4.0
Hairy Indigo pod (Indigofera hirsuta pod); May, 2005
TitleSeed pod
CaptionHairy Indigo pod (Indigofera hirsuta pod); May, 2005
Copyright©Harry Rose/'Macleay Grass Man'/via wikipedia - CC BY 2.0
Hairy Indigo pod (Indigofera hirsuta pod); May, 2005
Seed podHairy Indigo pod (Indigofera hirsuta pod); May, 2005©Harry Rose/'Macleay Grass Man'/via wikipedia - CC BY 2.0
Indigofera spicata (creeping indigo); habit, showing leaves, flowers and seedpods, in old macadamia nut orchards. Waiehu, Maui, Hawaii, USA. February, 2007.
TitleHabit
CaptionIndigofera spicata (creeping indigo); habit, showing leaves, flowers and seedpods, in old macadamia nut orchards. Waiehu, Maui, Hawaii, USA. February, 2007.
Copyright©Forest Starr & Kim Starr - CC BY 4.0
Indigofera spicata (creeping indigo); habit, showing leaves, flowers and seedpods, in old macadamia nut orchards. Waiehu, Maui, Hawaii, USA. February, 2007.
HabitIndigofera spicata (creeping indigo); habit, showing leaves, flowers and seedpods, in old macadamia nut orchards. Waiehu, Maui, Hawaii, USA. February, 2007.©Forest Starr & Kim Starr - CC BY 4.0
Indigofera trita subsp. scabra (Asian Indigo); close-up of a flower. Crawl Key, Monroe County, Florida, USA. April, 2007.
TitleFlower
CaptionIndigofera trita subsp. scabra (Asian Indigo); close-up of a flower. Crawl Key, Monroe County, Florida, USA. April, 2007.
Copyright©Keith A. Bradley-2007
Indigofera trita subsp. scabra (Asian Indigo); close-up of a flower. Crawl Key, Monroe County, Florida, USA. April, 2007.
FlowerIndigofera trita subsp. scabra (Asian Indigo); close-up of a flower. Crawl Key, Monroe County, Florida, USA. April, 2007.©Keith A. Bradley-2007
Indigofera suffruticosa (upright indigo); leaves. Kipahulu LZ Haleakala National Park, Maui. February 24, 2009
TitleLeaves
CaptionIndigofera suffruticosa (upright indigo); leaves. Kipahulu LZ Haleakala National Park, Maui. February 24, 2009
Copyright©Forest Starr & Kim Starr - CC BY 4.0
Indigofera suffruticosa (upright indigo); leaves. Kipahulu LZ Haleakala National Park, Maui. February 24, 2009
LeavesIndigofera suffruticosa (upright indigo); leaves. Kipahulu LZ Haleakala National Park, Maui. February 24, 2009©Forest Starr & Kim Starr - CC BY 4.0
Indigofera spicata (creeping indigo); flower spike and leaves. Honokanaia, Kahoolawe, Hawaii, USA. December, 2008.
TitleFlower spike and leaves
CaptionIndigofera spicata (creeping indigo); flower spike and leaves. Honokanaia, Kahoolawe, Hawaii, USA. December, 2008.
Copyright©Forest Starr & Kim Starr - CC BY 4.0
Indigofera spicata (creeping indigo); flower spike and leaves. Honokanaia, Kahoolawe, Hawaii, USA. December, 2008.
Flower spike and leavesIndigofera spicata (creeping indigo); flower spike and leaves. Honokanaia, Kahoolawe, Hawaii, USA. December, 2008.©Forest Starr & Kim Starr - CC BY 4.0
Indigofera trita subsp. scabra (Asian Indigo); close-up of a flower. Note developing seed pods. Crawl Key, Monroe County, Florida, USA. April, 2007.
TitleFlower
CaptionIndigofera trita subsp. scabra (Asian Indigo); close-up of a flower. Note developing seed pods. Crawl Key, Monroe County, Florida, USA. April, 2007.
Copyright©Keith A. Bradley-2007
Indigofera trita subsp. scabra (Asian Indigo); close-up of a flower. Note developing seed pods. Crawl Key, Monroe County, Florida, USA. April, 2007.
FlowerIndigofera trita subsp. scabra (Asian Indigo); close-up of a flower. Note developing seed pods. Crawl Key, Monroe County, Florida, USA. April, 2007.©Keith A. Bradley-2007
Indigofera suffruticosa (upright indigo); flowers. Wailea 670, Maui. February 02, 2003
TitleFlowers
CaptionIndigofera suffruticosa (upright indigo); flowers. Wailea 670, Maui. February 02, 2003
Copyright©Forest Starr & Kim Starr - CC BY 4.0
Indigofera suffruticosa (upright indigo); flowers. Wailea 670, Maui. February 02, 2003
FlowersIndigofera suffruticosa (upright indigo); flowers. Wailea 670, Maui. February 02, 2003©Forest Starr & Kim Starr - CC BY 4.0
Indigofera spicata (creeping indigo); leaves and seedpods. Honokanaia, Kahoolawe, Hawaii, USA. December, 2008.
TitleLeaves and seedpods
CaptionIndigofera spicata (creeping indigo); leaves and seedpods. Honokanaia, Kahoolawe, Hawaii, USA. December, 2008.
Copyright©Forest Starr & Kim Starr - CC BY 4.0
Indigofera spicata (creeping indigo); leaves and seedpods. Honokanaia, Kahoolawe, Hawaii, USA. December, 2008.
Leaves and seedpodsIndigofera spicata (creeping indigo); leaves and seedpods. Honokanaia, Kahoolawe, Hawaii, USA. December, 2008.©Forest Starr & Kim Starr - CC BY 4.0
Indigofera suffruticosa (upright indigo); immature fruits. Paia, Maui. April 16, 2006
TitleImmature fruits
CaptionIndigofera suffruticosa (upright indigo); immature fruits. Paia, Maui. April 16, 2006
Copyright©Forest Starr & Kim Starr - CC BY 4.0
Indigofera suffruticosa (upright indigo); immature fruits. Paia, Maui. April 16, 2006
Immature fruitsIndigofera suffruticosa (upright indigo); immature fruits. Paia, Maui. April 16, 2006©Forest Starr & Kim Starr - CC BY 4.0
Indigofera suffruticosa (upright indigo); mature seed pods. Kula, Maui. December 01, 2006
TitleMature seed pods
CaptionIndigofera suffruticosa (upright indigo); mature seed pods. Kula, Maui. December 01, 2006
Copyright©Forest Starr & Kim Starr - CC BY 4.0
Indigofera suffruticosa (upright indigo); mature seed pods. Kula, Maui. December 01, 2006
Mature seed podsIndigofera suffruticosa (upright indigo); mature seed pods. Kula, Maui. December 01, 2006©Forest Starr & Kim Starr - CC BY 4.0
Indigofera suffruticosa (upright indigo); fully mature seedpods, note black seeds still present in some pods. Kipahulu LZ, Haleakala National Park, Maui. February 24, 2009
TitleMature seed pods
CaptionIndigofera suffruticosa (upright indigo); fully mature seedpods, note black seeds still present in some pods. Kipahulu LZ, Haleakala National Park, Maui. February 24, 2009
Copyright©Forest Starr & Kim Starr - CC BY 4.0
Indigofera suffruticosa (upright indigo); fully mature seedpods, note black seeds still present in some pods. Kipahulu LZ, Haleakala National Park, Maui. February 24, 2009
Mature seed podsIndigofera suffruticosa (upright indigo); fully mature seedpods, note black seeds still present in some pods. Kipahulu LZ, Haleakala National Park, Maui. February 24, 2009©Forest Starr & Kim Starr - CC BY 4.0

Identity

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Preferred Scientific Name

  • Indigofera L.

Preferred Common Name

  • indigo

International Common Names

  • French: indigotier

Local Common Names

  • Germany: Indigo-Strauch

EPPO code

  • INDSS (Indigofera sp.)

Taxonomic Tree

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  • Domain: Eukaryota
  •     Kingdom: Plantae
  •         Phylum: Spermatophyta
  •             Subphylum: Angiospermae
  •                 Class: Dicotyledonae
  •                     Order: Fabales
  •                         Family: Fabaceae
  •                             Subfamily: Faboideae
  •                                 Genus: Indigofera