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Indigofera species from India

An unidentified species.

Horticultural & Botanical History

No additional data.

History at Camden Park

Listed in all published catalogues [T.574/1843].


Unidentified Indigofera species from Cashmere and India could be Indigofera stachyodes Lindl., syn. Indigofera dosua Buch.-Ham. ex D.Don, introduced to England in 1840 from Bhutan by W. Griffith, who sent seeds to Richard Horsman Solly, first flowering in the Chiswick gardens of the Horticultural Society in 1840.  ‘A handsome hardy greenhouse shrub, growing readily in a rich open soil, chiefly composed of sandy loam, with a little leaf mould.’  [BR f.14/1843].  Another possibility is Indigofera gerardiana Baker, syn. Indigofera dosua Wall., introduced to Europe in 1840.  It has bright, purplish-rose flowers.  [Hilliers’].

Published Dec 23, 2009 - 02:29 PM | Last updated Jul 21, 2010 - 12:21 PM

Family Fabaceae
Region of origin


Common Name


Name in the Camden Park Record

Indigofera sp. (from India

Confidence level low