Definition of Genus Indigofera

1. Noun. Genus of tropical herbs and shrubs having odd-pinnate leaves and spurred flowers in long racemes or spikes.

Exact synonyms: Indigofera
Generic synonyms: Rosid Dicot Genus
Group relationships: Papilionoideae, Subfamily Papilionoideae
Member holonyms: Indigo, Indigo Plant, Indigofera Tinctoria

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Genus Indigofera

genus Ichthyostega
genus Ictalurus
genus Icteria
genus Icterus
genus Ictiobus
genus Ictonyx
genus Idesia
genus Iguana
genus Iguanodon
genus Ilex
genus Iliamna
genus Illecebrum
genus Illicium
genus Impatiens
genus Inachis
genus Indigofera (current term)
genus Indri
genus Inga
genus Inula
genus Ipomoea
genus Irena
genus Iresine
genus Iridoprocne
genus Iris
genus Irvingia
genus Isatis
genus Ischigualastia
genus Isoetes
genus Isopyrum
genus Istiophorus

Literary usage of Genus Indigofera

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1. Commercial Organic Analysis: A Treatise on the Properties, Proximate by Alfred Henry Allen (1889)
"Indigo is the product of various species of leguminous plants of the genus Indigofera,1 which appear to be indigenous in Cambay, but are also cultivated in ..."

2. Dyeing and Calico Printing: Including an Account of the Most Recent by Frederick Crace Calvert, John Stenhouse, Charles Edward Groves (1876)
"The plants which furnish indigo do not all belong to the same family, but the most important are leguminous and of the genus Indigofera. ..."

3. Medicinal Plants: Being Descriptions with Original Figures of the Principal Robert Bentley, Henry Trimen by Robert Bentley, Henry Trimen (1880)
"genus Indigofera,* Linn. B. & H., Gen., ip 494; Bail!., Hist. Pl., ii, p. 277. A large genus of over 250 species, natives chiefly of tropical countries in ..."

4. Proceedings of the American Pharmaceutical Association at the Annual Meeting by American Pharmaceutical Association, National Pharmaceutical Convention, American Pharmaceutical Association Meeting (1902)
"... with the primary object of elucidating the synonyms of the indigo-yielding species of the genus indigofera, including incidentally some other species, ..."

5. Experimental Researches Concerning the Philosophy of Permanent Colours: And by Edward Bancroft (1814)
"... were I to give any account of the cultivation of the indigo plant: I may, however, be permitted to observe, that tire species of the genus indigofera, ..."

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