Colin Mills, compiler of the Hortus Camdenensis, died in late November 2012 after a short illness. As he always considered the Hortus his legacy, it is his family's intention to keep the site running in perpetuity. It will not, however, be updated in the near future.

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

Family Fabaceae
Region of origin

South Africa

  • Indigofera mauritanica Thunb.
  • Indigofera alopecuroides DC.
Common Name


Name in the Camden Park Record

Indigofera coriacea 

Confidence level high