images by  Anurag Sharma








Wild bushes for ID : Nasik : 280412 : AK-3: Wild bushes seen at a Grape farm along the fence in Nasik.
It was very close to the banks of Godavari river.
Small white flowers seen.
Pictures taken on the 3rd of April,12.
Again some Acacia species?

Desmanthus virgatus, an exotic fodder plant from Mimosaceae.



efloraindia: 150911 BRS 20:  Pl. find the attached file contain phot for identification.
Location: Coimbatore Codisia Road (Near Air Port)
Date: 15.11.2011
Habitat: Urban
Habit: Shrub
Flowering as well as seed was bearing noticed.

You need to mention the sizes of flowers and leaves …; also I wonder how did you taken this picture on the forthcoming November 🙂
I think this Tropical American shrub is now established throughout TN.
This is Desmanthus virgatus Willd. of Mimosaceae. If you get to know about the local Tamil name, please share here.

The tamil name of this plant வேலி மசால் Veli masal.
Some time cultivated as a fodder crop for domestic animals. Generally found along the road side.



Mimosaceae for Id : 3 posts by 2 authors. Attachments (6).
15th June Bangalore

Desmanthus virgatus.

Thank you … Can you please provide me with the specific points used in its identification



Identification of this Acacia/ Senagalia requested : 5 posts by 2 authors. Attachments (4)
please help me in identification of this plant

This is a Acacia/ shrub, found on the road side in an abandoned canal, with minute prickles; leaflets very narrow, with a gland between the first pair of pinnae,  heads axillary, white, stamens 5-10, anthers greenish; pods narrow, 4-6mm wide, 8-10 cm long, straight. 

It is Desmanthus pernambucanus (L.)Thell. of Mimosaceae/ Fabaceae; It is an exotic species from Australia; a new addition 

Thanks, …, We have only observations of Desmanthus virgatus so far.
Pl. check & verify.

Thank you …, It looks like Desmanthus virgatus, with some variation. 



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