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)
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.
The Plant List Ver.1.1 ILDIS Catalogue of Life : 2009 Annual Checklist : Desmodium alysicarpoides Meeuwen
Flora of Medak District, Andhra Pradesh, India By T. Pullaiah, Chintala Prabhakar, B. Ravi Prasad Rao (2000- Details with keys)