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.