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Published In: Species Plantarum 2: 751. 1753. (1 May 1753) (Sp. Pl.) Name publication detailView in BotanicusView in Biodiversity Heritage Library

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Acceptance : Accepted
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TOXICITY: Toxicity: Animal
Details: Toxicity: Some species of Indigofera contain large amounts of indospicine, a nonprotein amino acid that causes poor growth, hepatotoxicity, and embryotoxicity, in all parts of the plant. Indospicine is toxic to all animals, though grazing livestock are most often affected. However, many other species contain no indospicine or lower levels, or indospicine is not present in detectable quantities in defatted sead meal. Fletcher et al. (2015) review the known taxonomic distribution of indospicine.


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