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  Indigofera wightii
 
  Family: FABACEAE/LEGUMINOSAE (Subfam.: Papilionoideae)
  Citation:  Indigofera wightii Graham ex Wight & Arn., Prodr. 202. 1834; Hook. f., Fl. Brit. India 2: 99. 1876; Gamble, Fl. Pres. Madras 313(221). 1918; M. Mohanan & Henry, Fl. Thiruvanthapuram 154. 1994; Sanjappa, Legumes Ind. 198. 1992 & in Hajra et. al., Fasc. Fl. Ind. 21: 155. 1995; Swarup. et al., Shola For. Kerala 51. 1998; Sasidh., Fl. Periyar Tiger Reserve 109. 1998.
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  Description: Erect silvery white shrubs, to 1 m tall; densely covered with adpressed hairs. Leaves 3-5 cm long; leaflets 6-8 pairs, 6 x 2 mm, oblanceolate, obtuse, apiculate at apex, ashy white, densely, hairy below; petiolule 1 mm long; stipule 1 mm long, ovate, hairy. Racemes 2-4 cm long, slender, axillary, 30-40 flowered. Flowers 6 mm long; calyx 1.5 mm long, lobes ovate, acuminate; standard 4 x 2.5 mm, obovate, obtuse, cuspidate, hairy outside; wings 4 x 1.5 mm, oblong; keel 5 x 2.5 mm, obovate, obtuse, hispid outside. Pods to 2.5 x 0.3 cm, oblong, terete, sessile, densely covered with adpressed hairs; seeds 1 x 1 mm, cubical, glabrous, dark brown.
  Habit: Shrub
  Flowering & Fruiting: August-July
  District(s): Idukki, Thiruvananthapuram, Palakkad
  Medicinal:
  Habitat: Grasslands
  Distribution: Peninsular India and Sri Lanka
  Aquatic: No
  Epiphyte(s): No
  Saprophyte: No
  Stem parasite: No
  Root parasite: No
  Flower colour(s): Yellow, Red
  Weed: No
  Monocot/Dicot: Dicotyledonous Plants
  Exotic: No
  Garden: No
  Edible: No
  Vegetable: No
  Endemic to:
  IUCN status:
  Altitude: 200-900
  Localities: Mangaladevi
   
 
   
 
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