Desmodium heterocarpon var. heterocarpon (L.) DC.

  • Family : FABACEAE
  • Family (As per The Plant List) : Fabaceae (Leguminosae)
  • Species : Desmodium heterocarpon
  • Variety : heterocarpon
  • Species Name (as per The Plant List) : Desmodium heterocarpon var. heterocarpon
  • Key identification features : A scandent undershrub with hairy branches. Leaves are 1-3 foliate, end leaflets, obovate to oblanceolate, obtuse, pubescent beneath. Flowers are small (1-1.2 cm long), pretty in a cone-like raceme. Fruit is a pod, linear with 6-8 reticulate joints.
  • Habit : Herb
  • Native : India, Srilanka
  • Comments : Common in most open forests
  • Conservation Status : Not Evaluated (NE)
  • Distribution Locality : Bangalore, Chikamagalur, Dakshina Kannada, Hassan, Kodagu, Mysore, Shimoga, Uttara Kannada
  • Floras referred : Sharma B.D, 1984 - Flora of Karnataka Analysis


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