Indigofera coriacea Ait.

Frost-tender shrub with obovate leaves composed of 5 leaflets and dense heads of red or purple flowers.  To 90cm.  [Don].

Horticultural & Botanical History

Introduced to Europe in 1774.  [JD].

History at Camden Park

Listed in the 1850 and 1857 catalogues [T.571/1850].


Published Dec 23, 2009 - 01:59 PM | Last updated Jul 21, 2010 - 12:22 PM

More details about Indigofera coriacea Ait.
Family Fabaceae
Region of origin

South Africa

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Common Name


Name in the Camden Park Record

Indigofera coriacea 

Confidence level high