Indigofera hirsuta L.

Common name

English: Hairy Indigo

Mandarin: 硬毛木蓝 (ying mao mu lan)

Classification

Kingdom: Plantae (2505)

  Phylum: Magnoliophyta (2404)

    Class: Magnoliopsida (2036)

      Order: Fabales (229)

        Family: Fabaceae (229) (family description)

          Genus: Indigofera (5)

           Epithet: hirsuta L. (5)

Synonyms: Anila hirsuta (L.)Kuntze, Indigofera ferruginea Schum. & Thonn., Indigofera fusca G.Don, Indigofera hirta Bojer, Indigofera indica Mill.

ferruginea => rust-coloured

fusca => dark, dusky, brown

hirsuta => having long distinct hairs, rough, hairy

hirta => with short or fairly stiff hairs, hairy but shorter than hirsute

indica => from or referring in some way to India

Characteristics

Climate: tropical

Habitat: mesophytic

Habit: herb

Flower colour: orange

External links

Check for Indigofera hirsuta at The Plant List, GBIF or IPNI

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