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  Indigofera zollingeriana
 
  Family: FABACEAE/LEGUMINOSAE (Subfam.: Papilionoideae)
  Citation:  Indigofera zollingeriana Miq., Fl. Ind. Bat. 1: 310. 1855; Sanjappa, Legumes Ind. 198. 1992; M. Mohanan & Henry, Fl. Thiruvanthapuram 155. 1994; Sanjappa in Hajra et. al., Fasc. Fl. Ind. 21: 159. 1995; Anil Kumar et al., Fl. Pathanamthitta 183. 2005. Indigofera teysmannii Miq., Fl. Ind. Bat. 1: 1083. 1858; Joseph, Indian J. Bot. 5:126.1982; Manilal & Sivar., Fl. Calicut 89. 1982; Mohanan, Fl. Quilon Dist. 153. 1984; Ansari, Fl. Kasaragod Div. 130. 1985. Indigofera benthamiana Hance, Ann. Sci. Nat. Bot. ser. 4, 18: 219. 1862; Ravi, Journ. Bombay Nat. Hist. Soc. 73: 242. 1976.
  Malayalam Name(s):
  Tamil name(s):
  English name(s): Zollinger's Indigo
  Description: Small trees. Leaves odd-pinnate, to 30 cm long; leaflets 15-23, opposite, ovate lanceate to oblong-lanceate, 5-10 by 2-3.5 cm, base obtuse, apex gradually acute, pubescent. Racemes to 20 cm long, axillary. Flowers dense, 10-12 mm long; calyx subequally 5-lobed; corolla deep-pink; ovary linear. Pods cylindric, slightly curved, prominently beaked. Seeds 10-15, flat.
  Habit: Tree
  Flowering & Fruiting: August-December
  District(s): Kasaragode, Kollam, Pathanamthitta, Thiruvananthapuram, Kozhikkode
  Medicinal:
  Habitat: Cultivated
  Distribution: Native of South China; now introduced in some parts of South India
  Aquatic: No
  Epiphyte(s): No
  Saprophyte: No
  Stem parasite: No
  Root parasite: No
  Flower colour(s): Red
  Weed: No
  Monocot/Dicot: Dicotyledonous Plants
  Exotic: Yes
  Garden: No
  Edible: No
  Vegetable: No
  Endemic to:
  IUCN status:
  Altitude:
  Localities: Pathanamthitta, Tolpetty, Taliparamba, Boneccord, Nilamel
   
 
   
 
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