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Indigo (Le)
The blue dye indigo is derived from Latin indicus, Greek indikos, referring to India; Indigofera tinctoria came from India. indicus, = of India, Indian; -icus, = indicates ‘belonging to’. indicum, = indigo, a blue pigment for dyeing and painting. fero, ferre, = to bear, carry, bring.
(Le, M, BL, ld)
Indigofera brachystachya subsp. bisaccata (LS, La)

Location: (F)
brachys, = short, few, little; stachys, = ear of corn. (in modern botany, ‘spike’) (short-spiked) bis, bi-, = twice, twofold, having two-; saccus, = a sack, bag; -atus, = indicates possession or likeness. saccatus, = pouched, bag-shaped, saccate.
(LS, BL, ld)

The 2739 species, 671 genera and 184 families of plants have been compiled from the lists of the plants:

  • of the Hermanus Botanical Society compiled by Lee Burman, for the plants in the Fernkloof Nature Reserve, and the Vogelgat Private Nature Reserve, Hermanus. Location: (F).
  • of Mark Johns, Director of the Kogelberg Reserve, and of COASTEC, environmental consultants, for the plants in the Kogelberg Nature Reserve, Betty’s Bay, in the WesternCape Province, South Africa. Location: (K).
  • of Christopher Whitehouse, for the plants in the Phillipskop Mountain Reserve, Stanford, in the Western Cape Province, South Africa. Location: (P).

Suggestions for improvements to the lists and comments would be welcomed.