Gujarat Indigo
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Gujarat Indigo
P Native Photo: Rakesh Singh
Common name: Gujarat Indigo
Botanical name: Indigofera coerulea var. monosperma    Family: Fabaceae (Pea family)
Synonyms: Indigofera articulata var. monosperma

Gujarat Indigo is an erect undershrub with long silvery to gray axis. Leaflets are elliptic-obovate or nearly circular. Red flowers are borne in leaf-axil racemes. Fruit are pods, oblong-elliptic, nearly hairless at length and greenish brown to black in color. The seeds are kidney-shaped shining. Gujarat Indigo is found in West India.
Medicinal uses: Gujarat Indigo is mediciinally significant, contains saponin in leavess and alkaloid content both in stem and root bark.

Identification credit: Rohit Patel Photographed in Savarkundla, Gujarat.

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