Indigofera


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Indigofera

a genus of legumes in the Fabaceae family of plants; some species contain a hepatoxin, indospicine, a toxic amino acid; I. australis (native indigo), I. linnaei, I. spicata (I. endecaphylla, creeping indigo), I. teysmannii, I. truxillensis.

Indigofera linnaei (Indigofera dominii, Indigofera enneaphylla)
a prostrate Australian herb which causes Birdsville horse disease, characterized by marked incoordination, frequent falling, emaciation and terminal convulsions. May be prevented by dietary supplementation with protein. There are no lesions specific to the disease. A nitrotoxin is suspected as the cause. Called also Birdsville indigo.
Indigofera hochstetteri
contains an unidentified toxin, causes incoordination, dyspnea, diarrhea.
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Indigofera tinctoria Linnaeus was introduced into the United States in the seventeenth century and cultivated as a source of indigo dye, which was an important commodity of commerce until it was replaced by synthetic dyes in the late nineteenth century (Isely, 1990).
Indigofera ferruginea Schumach & Thonner, Guin.
Indigofera ornithopodioides Schlechtendal & Chamisso, Linnaea 5: 577.
In Alabama, Indigofera is a conspicuous taxon of pinelands, scrub oak communities, sandhills, roadsides, old fields, disturbed woodlands and urban waste areas.
Desiccation of stigmatic surface is more pronounced in species occurring in open and dry environments, such as Indigofera lespedezioides, Desmodium incanum and Gliricidia sepium (see Table 1); in these species cuticle is continuous and retains the exudate even during the anthesis (see Table 2).
2011), and described in some genera addressed here as Cassia (Westerkamp, 2004), Crotalaria (Lavin & Delgado, 1990), Desmodium and Indigofera (Etcheverry et al.
2009; Hymenaea courbaril--Bawa, 1974; and Indigofera lespedezioides--pers.
Diabetic patients' response to aqueous extract of Indigofera arrecta.
The basis for the Antihyperglycemic Activity of Indigofera arrecta in the Rat.
Brassica kaber Plant box method Oryza sativa Lactuca sativa Echinochloa crus-galli Indigofera hirsuta Triticum speltoides Avena fatua Sisymbrium orientate Relay seeding Oryza sativa Echinochloa crus-galli technique Equal compartment Triticum aestium Lolium rigidum agar method Field screening Oryza sativa Hetheranthera limosa Ammannia coccinea Cyperus difformis Ehinochloa crus-galli Chemical screening Triticum aestivum DIMBOA (a) Triticum aestivum Phenolic acids Hordeum spp.
Indigofera tinctoria, source of the most fabled dye, grew in abundance on the banks of the River Indus.