Amorpha nitens

ClassificationDicots
FamilyFabaceae
Family (Traditional)Fabaceae
GenusAmorpha
SpeciesAmorpha nitens Boynt.
Common Nameshining false indigo
Growth Habitshrub
Plant NotesLeaf Persistance: Deciduous; Habit: shrub; Woody/Herbaceous: woody; Terrestrial/Aquatic: Terrestrial;
Leaf Arrangement: Alternate; Simple/Compound: Compound; Leaf Complexity: 1; Leaf Type: Broadleaf; Leaf Veination: Pinnate; Petiole Type: Petiolate; Leaf/Leaflet Shapes: Broadly Elliptic;Broadly Oblong;Elliptic;Ovate; Leaf/Leaflet Apex Shape: Emarginate;Mucronate;Retuse;Rounded; Leaf/Leaflet Base Shape: Obtuse;Rounded; Leaf/Leaflet Margins: Entire;
Hypanthium: No; Perianth Absent: No; Fruit Color: ;
*Average C-Value: 9.0
C value 9
StatusNative; AGCP (FAC), EMP (FAC) (NWPL); TN[SNR] KY[S3?] (State Rank); G3? (Global Rank)
Specimen(s) View and Download Specimen Details »

** Not applicable or data not available.

Species Distribution Map

This species has been reported in the counties highlighted in the interactive distribution map below. Click on a county to display the its name. Click the question mark icon () to view additional information about the ecoregions shown. In the map legend, there are links to toggle the visibility of the ecoregions and/or their labels. In addition, clicking on an ecoregion name will highlight that region on the map.

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Ecoregions
  • Southeastern Plains
    • Blackland Prarie
  • Blue Ridge Mountains
  • Ridge and Valley
  • Cumberland Plateau
  • Cumberland Mountains
  • Allegheny Plateau
  • Interior Plateau
    • Bluegrass Region
    • Nashville Basin
    • Pennyroyal Karst Plain
    • Western Highland Rim
    • Eastern Highland Rim

Synonyms

SynonymFull Citation
Amorpha nitens var. leucodermis Amorpha nitens var. leucodermis

Specimens and Distribution

This species has been reported in the following counties by the herbaria listed. An overview of the individual specimens are provided in the table that follows. Click on the accession number to view details; click on column headers to sort.

Counties included on distribution map: Ballard (KY), Lyon (KY), Trigg (KY), Bedford (TN), Cheatham (TN), Davidson (TN), Decatur (TN), Franklin (TN), Giles (TN), Hardin (TN), Houston (TN), Lawrence (TN), Lincoln (TN), Marion (TN), Marshall (TN), Maury (TN), Montgomery (TN), Perry (TN), Rutherford (TN), Stewart (TN), Warren (TN), Wayne (TN)

Herbaria represented by specimen data listed below: APSC, TENN, UCHT, VDB

Range of years during which specimens were collected: 1965 - 1982

Accession No. (click for full details) County State Coll. Date Collector &
Collection No.
Herbarium &
Herbarium Name Used
TENN-V-0126011 Montgomery Tennessee
TENN
Amorpha nitens
TENN-V-0126002 Giles Tennessee
TENN
Amorpha nitens
TENN-V-0126012 Perry Tennessee
TENN
Amorpha nitens
UCHT016886 Marion Tennessee
UCHT
Amorpha nitens
APSC0014526 Montgomery Tennessee
APSC
Amorpha nitens
APSC0070946 Ballard Kentucky
APSC
Amorpha nitens
APSC0014517 Bedford Tennessee
APSC
Amorpha nitens
APSC0014541 Lyon Kentucky
APSC
Amorpha nitens
APSC0014519 Maury Tennessee
APSC
Amorpha nitens
BRIT115282 Tennessee
VDB
Amorpha nitens
BRIT115287 Tennessee
VDB
Amorpha nitens
TENN-V-0126009 Maury Tennessee
TENN
Amorpha nitens
TENN-V-0125999 Decatur Tennessee
TENN
Amorpha nitens
TENN-V-0126005 Lincoln Tennessee
TENN
Amorpha nitens
TENN-V-0125995 Bedford Tennessee
TENN
Amorpha nitens
TENN-V-0126006 Marion Tennessee
TENN
Amorpha nitens
TENN-V-0126003 Hardin Tennessee
TENN
Amorpha nitens
UCHT016885 Marion Tennessee
UCHT
Amorpha nitens
APSC0014545 Trigg Kentucky
APSC
Amorpha nitens
APSC0014522 Montgomery Tennessee
APSC
Amorpha nitens
APSC0014530 Stewart Tennessee 25 May 1982 Edward Chester
APSC
Amorpha nitens
APSC0014563 Montgomery Tennessee
APSC
Amorpha nitens
APSC0014525 Montgomery Tennessee
APSC
Amorpha nitens
APSC0014538 Trigg Kentucky
APSC
Amorpha nitens
BRIT115289 Tennessee
VDB
Amorpha nitens
BRIT115286 Tennessee
VDB
Amorpha nitens
BRIT115285 Tennessee
VDB
Amorpha nitens
BRIT115283 Tennessee
VDB
Amorpha nitens
TENN-V-0125997 Cheatham Tennessee
TENN
Amorpha nitens
TENN-V-0126001 Franklin Tennessee
TENN
Amorpha nitens
TENN-V-0126013 Wayne Tennessee
TENN
Amorpha nitens
APSC0050554 Rutherford Tennessee
APSC
Amorpha nitens
APSC0014521 Montgomery Tennessee
APSC
Amorpha nitens
APSC0014516 Stewart Tennessee 10 Aug 1966 William H. Ellis
APSC
Amorpha nitens
APSC0070945 Ballard Kentucky
APSC
Amorpha nitens
APSC0014524 Decatur Tennessee
APSC
Amorpha nitens
APSC0072927 Warren Tennessee
APSC
Amorpha nitens
BRIT115281 Tennessee
VDB
Amorpha nitens
BRIT115284 Tennessee
VDB
Amorpha nitens
TENN-V-0125996 Cheatham Tennessee
TENN
Amorpha nitens
TENN-V-0126004 Lawrence Tennessee
TENN
Amorpha nitens
TENN-V-0125998 Davidson Tennessee
TENN
Amorpha nitens
TENN-V-0126000 Decatur Tennessee
TENN
Amorpha nitens
TENN-V-0126010 Maury Tennessee
TENN
Amorpha nitens
TENN-V-0126008 Marshall Tennessee
TENN
Amorpha nitens
TENN-V-0126007 Marion Tennessee
TENN
Amorpha nitens
APSC0050550 Marion Tennessee
APSC
Amorpha nitens
APSC0014520 Montgomery Tennessee
APSC
Amorpha nitens
APSC0014544 Trigg Kentucky
APSC
Amorpha nitens
APSC0014515 Stewart Tennessee 16 Jun 1965 William H. Ellis
APSC
Amorpha nitens
APSC0014518 Wayne Tennessee
APSC
Amorpha nitens
APSC0014534 Houston Tennessee
APSC
Amorpha nitens
BRIT115279 Tennessee
VDB
Amorpha nitens
BRIT115288 Tennessee
VDB
Amorpha nitens
BRIT115280 Tennessee
VDB
Amorpha nitens
BRIT115290 Tennessee
VDB
Amorpha nitens
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Plant Photos

Amorpha nitens - Dwayne Estes
Amorpha nitens - Dwayne Estes
Amorpha nitens - Dwayne Estes
Amorpha nitens - Dwayne Estes
Amorpha nitens - Dwayne Estes
Amorpha nitens - Dwayne Estes
Amorpha nitens - Theo Witsell
Amorpha nitens - Theo Witsell