Desmodium alysicarpoides Meeuwen;

Erect or suberect herbs, to 30 cm high; stem villous. Leaflets 4.5 x 2 cm, elliptic acute at apex, rounded at base, tomentose below; laterals much smaller. Racemes to 30 cm long, terminal; pedicels 2 or 3-together. Flowers blue; calyx 4.5 mm long, lobes linear-lanceolate, densely hairy, standard 3 x 2.5 mm, glabrous. Pods curved, 6-jointed, joint 2 x 1.5 mm, straight along one suture, glabrous.

Flowering and fruiting: September-December
Moist deciduous forests
(Attributions- Dr. N Sasidharan (Dr. B P Pal Fellow), Kerala Forest Research Institute, Peechi from  India Biodiversity Portal)



ID 13092015PHK 1 : 5 posts by 3 authors. Attachments (3)

Vallidate please
Is it Desmodium ritchiei
At Sudhagad fort, Raigad, MH.

Ritchie’s Desmodium has simple round leaves.
Let us wait for more validating comments.

Desmodium species in eFloraofindia (with details/ keys from published papers/ regional floras/ FRLHT/ FOI/ Biotik/ efloras/ books etc., where ever available on net)

The plant in the above photographs is Desmodium alysicarpoides.



Flora of Medak District, Andhra Pradesh, India By T. Pullaiah, Chintala Prabhakar, B. Ravi Prasad Rao (2000- Details with keys)