1. The Botanical Magazine
  2. The Botanical Magazine, Volume XIII

Indigofera Angustifolia

Narrow-Leaved Indigo
Class and Order
Diadelphia Decagynia
Generic Character
Cal. patens. Cor. carina, utrinque calcari subulato patulo. Legumen lineare.
Specific Character and Synonyms
INDIGOFERA angustifolia foliis pinnatis linearibus, racemis elongatis, caule fruticoso. Linn. Syst. Veget. ed. 14. Murr. p. 678. Mant. 272. Ait. Kew. v. 2. p. 69.

This small, delicate, and rather elegant species of Indigo, to be found in most collections of greenhouse plants near town, rises with an upright, shrubby stem, to the height of several feet; its leaves, of a lively green colour, are furnished with pinnæ, which are numerous and unusually narrow, whence its name; its flowers, produced on long racemi springing from the sides of the stem or branches, are of a singular dull red colour, and rarely followed by seeds with us.

It is a native of the Cape[1], from whence it was introduced by Mr. Masson, in 1774; flowers from June to October, and is usually increased by cuttings.

There is a description of this species in the Mantiss. Pl. Linn. but we know of no figure of it that has yet been published.

465Indigofera Angustifolia
Indigofera Angustifolia
Narrow-Leaved Indigo

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