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Table 1 Detailed information of Indigo plant species

From: Identity blues: the ethnobotany of the indigo dyeing by Landian Yao (Iu Mien) in Yunnan, Southwest China

Family Scientific name Local name Chinese name Parts used Source of plant material Specimen number
Acanthaceae Strobilanthes cusia (Nees) Kuntze Gam Ban Lan Aerial part Cultivated (and wild) 15LS04
Fabaceae Indigofera tinctoria L. Gam sam sei Mu Lan Leaves and stems Naturalized 16LS11
Fabaceae Indigofera suffruticosa Mill. Gam sam bu Ye Qing Leaves and stems Naturalized 16LS12