Short-Margined Indigo
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Short-Margined Indigo
P Native Herb pinnate Photo: S. Kasim
Common name: Short-Margined Indigo
Botanical name: Indigofera trita var. marginulata    Family: Fabaceae (Pea family)
Synonyms: Indigofera marginulata

Short-Margined Indigo is a subshrub, with branchlets clothed with adpressed hairs. Leaves are compound, up to 10 cm; leaflets 5, opposite, at branch-ends leaflets larger, to 4 x 2 cm, oblong-obovate, tip blunt, mucronate, membranous, pilose; stipules 2 mm, linear. Flowers are borne in racemes in leaf-axils, up to 10 cm. Flower-stalks are up to 2 mm; flowers pink; calyx tube 1 mm, bell-shaped, hairy, sepals to 1.5 and 2 mm, lanceshaped, unequal; staminal tube 3 mm; anthers apiculate; ovary 3 mm, oblong, style curved, 1.5 mm.

Identification credit: S. Kasim Photographed in Vellore, Tamil Nadu.

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