Indigofera arrecta Hochst. ex A.Rich. submission AS18 December21

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Ashutosh Sharma

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Dec 10, 2021, 6:40:46 AM12/10/21
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Respected members,

Here's a new Indigofera species addition to our website.

Indigofera arrecta Hochst. ex A.Rich 
Family - Fabaceae

Indigofera arrecta is a East African species introduced into India and cultivated largely in British times as its other major source of commercial Indigo along with Indigofera tinctoria. Both these species are very closely related however I. arrecta can be distinguished based on characters having comparitively more number of leaflets, grooved branches, much taller plants (7-8 feets), longer racemes (upto 4cm) and ferrugino-pubescent calyx and standard petal/banner.

Photographed as naturalised species in Bengaluru Outskirts, Karnataka
In October 2021

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Ashutosh Sharma 
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J.M. Garg

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Dec 10, 2021, 8:22:37 AM12/10/21
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Thanks, Ashutosh ji, for the wonderful addition.

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Mahadeswara

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Dec 10, 2021, 10:56:35 PM12/10/21
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Very nice set of photographs and info. on the plant. Superb !

Smita Raskar

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Dec 11, 2021, 2:24:22 AM12/11/21
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Informative post, keep posting keys & or differentiating characters of closely related plant species useful for us learners
Thanks & Regards

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ashutoshsharma11sn

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Dec 14, 2021, 2:47:53 AM12/14/21
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Thanks Garg ji, Mahadeswara ji and Smita ji.

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Ashutosh Sharma

Gurcharan Singh

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Dec 16, 2021, 1:50:45 AM12/16/21
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Thanks Ashutosh ji for another useful addition.
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