Desmodium heterocarpon (L.) DC.

 
  • Family : FABACEAE
  • Family (As per The Plant List) : Fabaceae (Leguminosae)
  • Subfamily : Faboideae
  • Species : Desmodium heterocarpon
  • Species Name (as per The Plant List) : Desmodium heterocarpon (L.) DC.
  • Collection Nos : Sedgwick 7265, CJS 15449
  • Key identification features : A scandent undershrub with hairy branches. Leaves are trifoliate. Flowers are small (1-1.2 cm. long), pretty in cone-like racemes. Fruit is a pod, linear with 6-8 reticulate joints. Frequently seen in open places.
  • Habit : Herb
  • Native : Asia, Pacific Islands
  • Comments : Common in hedges and in shaded places.
  • Conservation Status : Not Evaluated (NE)
  • Distribution Locality : Bangalore, Chikamagalur, Dakshina Kannada, Davanagere, Hassan, Kodagu, Mysore, Shimoga, Udupi, Uttara Kannada
  • Floras referred : Saldanha & Nicolson, 1976 - Hassan; Saldanha, 1984; Ramaswamy & Razi, 1973 - Bangalore; Rao & Razi, 1981 - Mysore; Keshava Murthy & Yoganarasimhan, 1990 - Coorg; Gopalakrishna Bhat, 2003 - Udupi; Manjunath et al., 2003 - Davanagere; Gopalakrishna Bhat, 2014 - Flora of South Kanara

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