genus Indigofera


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Noun1.genus Indigofera - genus of tropical herbs and shrubs having odd-pinnate leaves and spurred flowers in long racemes or spikesgenus Indigofera - genus of tropical herbs and shrubs having odd-pinnate leaves and spurred flowers in long racemes or spikes
rosid dicot genus - a genus of dicotyledonous plants
Papilionoideae, subfamily Papilionoideae - alternative name used in some classification systems for the family Papilionaceae
indigo plant, Indigofera tinctoria, indigo - deciduous subshrub of southeastern Asia having pinnate leaves and clusters of red or purple flowers; a source of indigo dye
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The genus Indigofera belonging to the Fabaceae family stands out for being used as fodder [5], green manure, and ground cover [6].
These garments described in the subtribe Aeschynomeneae by Polhill and Raven (1978), were reported as useful to delimit the genera of the subtribe Cajaninae, within the Phaseoleae tribe (Lackey, 1978), and to separate other species of Leguminosae, for example of the genus Indigofera L.
Indigo dyes traditionally were made from plant sources, the richest being the tropical leguminous plants of the genus Indigofera. Until sea trade with India opened around 1500, Europeans relied mainly on the inferior yields of plants such as woad, dissolving the indigo in stale urine to make a dye solution.