Overview

Comprehensive Description

Derivation of specific name

hirsuta: covered with long, moderately stiff and not interwoven hairs; hirsute
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Brief

Flowering class: Dicot Habit: Shrub
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Distribution

National Distribution

United States

Origin: Exotic

Regularity: Regularly occurring

Currently: Unknown/Undetermined

Confidence: Confident

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Global Distribution

Pantropical

Indian distribution

State - Kerala, District/s: All Districts

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Physical Description

Morphology

Physical Description

Annual, Perennial, Shrubs, Herbs, Taproot present, Nodules present, Stems erect or ascending, Stems less than 1 m tall, Stems solid, Stems or you ng twigs sparsely to densely hairy, Stem hairs hispid to villous, Stems hairs pilose or spreading, Stems with 2-branched hairs, dolabriform, Leaves alternate, Leaves petiolate, Stipules conspicuous, Stipules setiform, subulate or acicular, Stipules persistent, Stipules free, Leaves compound, Leaves odd pinnate, Leaf or leaflet margins entire, Leaflets opposite, Leaflets 5-9, Leaves hairy on one or both surfaces, Inflorescences racemes, Inflorescences spikes or spike-like, Inflorescence axillary, Bracts very small, absent or caducous, Flowers zygomorphic, Calyx 5-lobed, Calyx hairy, Petals separate, Corolla papilionaceous, Petals clawed, Petals pinkish to rose, Banner petal ovoid or obovate, Wing petals narrow, oblanceolate to oblong, Wing petals auriculate, Wing tips obtuse or rounded, Keel petals auriculate, spurred, or gibbous, Keel abruptly curved, or spirally coiled, Keel tips obtuse or rounded, not beaked, Stamens 9-10, Stamens diadelphous, 9 united, 1 free, Filaments g labrous, Style terete, Fruit a legume, Fruit unilocular, Fruit freely dehiscent, Fruit elongate, straight, Fruit oblong or ellipsoidal, Fruit coriaceous or becoming woody, Fruit exserted from calyx, Fruit inflated or turgid, Fruit internally septate between the seeds, Fruit hairy, Fruit 3-10 seeded, Seeds ovoid to rounded in outline, Seed surface smooth, Seeds olive, brown, or black.
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Diagnostic Description

Diagnostic

"Annual erect herbs to 1 m tall, whole plant densely brown hirsute. Leaves imparipinnate; leaflets 5-11, opposite, 1-2 x 0.5-1 cm, elliptic-oblong or obovate, base rounded to attenuate, apex obtuse, hirsute on both sides; stipules 0.8-1 cm long, filiform, hairy. Flowers c. 5 mm long, in axillary many-flowered, 4-13 cm long, dense racemes. Calyx tube c. 1 mm long; lobes c. 4 mm long, subulate, hirsute. Petals brick-red; standard to 4 mm long, obovate, pubescent without. Ovary 2-3 mm long, cylindric, densely hairy; ovles many; style slightly curved; stigma capitate. Pods reflexed, 1-2 cm long, c. 2 mm wide, linear, subtetragonous, densely hirsute. Seeds 5-8, angular, pitted."
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Ecology

Habitat

General Habitat

Degraded moist deciduous forests and wastelands
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Life History and Behavior

Cyclicity

Flowering and fruiting: July-December
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Molecular Biology and Genetics

Molecular Biology

Statistics of barcoding coverage: Indigofera hirsuta

Barcode of Life Data Systems (BOLDS) Stats
Public Records: 0
Specimens with Barcodes: 2
Species With Barcodes: 1
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Conservation

Conservation Status

National NatureServe Conservation Status

United States

Rounded National Status Rank: NNA - Not Applicable

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NatureServe Conservation Status

Rounded Global Status Rank: GNR - Not Yet Ranked

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