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des-MOH-dee-um — from the Greek desmos (band or chain), refers to jointed seed pods
laks-ih-FLO-rum — lax (loose) flowering habit
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commonly known as: loose-flowered desmodium • Kannada: ಒತ್ತೆ ಗಿಡ otte gida • Konkani: जंगली गांजा jangli ganja • Malayalam: ഓരില orila • Manipuri: পোৰোঙ খোক মানবী porong khok manbi • Marathi: आसूड asud, भूतशेवरा bhut-sheura, जंगली गांजा jangli-ganja • Nepalese: कुरो झार kuro jhar • Sanskrit: पार्ष्णीपर्णी parsniparni • Tamil: atotti • Telugu: antunthalu, cheppa thatla
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Native to: s China, e Asia, tropical Asia; naturalized in w tropical Africa; also cultivated
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Small shrub with pubescent young branches; leaves trifoliate on up to 8 cm long petiole, terminal leaflet up to 15 cm long, lateral leaflets smaller, elliptic to broadly lanceolate; flowers white or pinkish with darker keel, 6-8 mm long, in lax erect raceme; pod 3-5 cm long, 6-10 jointed, both sutures constricted, pubescent.
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des-MOH-dee-um — from the Greek desmos (band or chain), refers to jointed seed pods
laks-ih-FLO-rum — lax (loose) flowering habit
Oct 8, 2011 … at Koraigad, near Amby Valley, Maharashtra
commonly known as: loose-flowered desmodium • Kannada: ಒತ್ತೆ ಗಿಡ otte gida • Konkani: जंगली गांजा jangli ganja • Malayalam: ഓരില orila • Manipuri: পোৰোঙ খোক মানবী porong khok manbi • Marathi: आसूड asud, भूतशेवरा bhut-sheura, जंगली गांजा jangli-ganja • Nepalese: कुरो झार kuro jhar • Sanskrit: पार्ष्णीपर्णी parsniparni • Tamil: atotti • Telugu: antunthalu, cheppa thatla
Native to: s China, e Asia, tropical Asia; naturalized in w tropical Africa; also cultivated
some views: Oct 8, 2011 … at Koraigad, near Amby Valley, Maharashtra
Sep 11, 2011 … at Manikgad, near Chowk, Maharashtra
Oct 9, 2010 … at Tungareshwar Wildlife Sanctuary, Maharashtra
Oct 10, 2009 … at Tungareshwar Wildlife Sanctuary, Maharashtra

All Desmodium flowers have a unique texture of their colours. Which make them sharp featured and … pictures make them crispfurther.
An shrub with trifoliate leaves
Flowers bluish white.
Pods flat rarely constricted between seeds. Hairy 6-8 jointed.

 


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Fabaceae-Faboideae (Papilionaceae) Week_Flora of Sringeri_111111GK01_Desmodium laxiflorum:

I am sending this mail again (which was earlier posted in a different thread) as a part of Fabaceae week,
provided if permission granted from the coordinator of Fabaceae week.
Name :Desmodium laxiflorum
Family :Leguminosae (Fabaceae)
Thanks to … and … for the id help.
Date/Time-12th October 2011
Location- Place, Altitude, GPS- Sringeri, Karnataka, about 700m MSL
Habitat- Garden/ Urban/ Wild/ Type- Wild
Plant Habit- Tree/ Shrub/ Climber/ Herb- Shrub (weak stem that was drooping down)
Height/Length- 2-3ft
Leaves Type/ Shape/ Size-Trifoliate
Flowers Size/ Colour/ Calyx/ Bracts – Keel and wing petals were light pink/purple and the standard petal was white.
Fruits Type/ Shape/ Size Seeds- mature ones not seen

The flowers appear to be Characteristic here. All uploads of D.laxiflorum show Vexillum or standard more or less white coloured whereas other petals are violet purple.


 


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Desmodium laxiflorum | Yeoor:
Desmodium laxiflorum
Fabaceae
Nov`12
Yeoor range, Sanjay Gandhi National Park, Maharashtra

 


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date/time: sept11
location: mulshi, pune
habitat: wild
plant habit: climber?
height: not very tall, but not sure

Probably Lablab purpureus

I agree with … Desmodium laxiflorum


Yes, Desmodium laxiflorum, we came across this in Chakrata.


 


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131011GK01_Legumonosae Id request: Please help me in id this Leguminosae plant

Date/Time-12th October 2011
Location- Place, Altitude, GPS- Sringeri, Karnataka, about 700m MSL
Habitat- Garden/ Urban/ Wild/ Type- Wild
Plant Habit- Tree/ Shrub/ Climber/ Herb- Shrub (weak stem that was drooping down)
Height/Length- 2-3ft
Leaves Type/ Shape/ Size-Trifoliate
Flowers Size/ Colour/ Calyx/ Bracts – Keel and wing petals were light pink/purple and the standard petal was white.
Fruits Type/ Shape/ Size Seeds- mature ones not seen

Desmodium species, most probably D. multiflorum. http://www.efloras.org/object_page.aspx?object_id=116705&flora_id=2


Thank you … for the lead.

Instead of D. multiflorum, would it be D. laxiflorum? (http://www.efloras.org/florataxon.aspx?flora_id=2&taxon_id=200012103)
I am sorry I didnt check whether the stamens were di/monadelphous!
I went mad by running the key several times and I finally gave it up for another day then I thought I will try with you people. 

Agree with … This could be Desmodium laxiflorum. Sending a few of my photographs.


The id of this plant has been confirmed as Desmodium laxiflorum DC. of Leguminosae. Again, Thanks to … for the lead and Thanks to … for the confirmation.

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AKNOV08 Is this Demsodium laxiflorum ? : 3 posts by 2 authors. 2 images.
Location: FRI, Dehradun,

Sorry about the typo, please read Desmodium.


Yes, to me it is D.laxiflorum.


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SK1555 10 Nov 2018 : 9 posts by 2 authors. Attachments (11)- around 500 kb each.

Location: Chobhar, Nepal
Altitude:  4500 ft.
Date: 21 September 2018
Habit : Wild
Desmodium ?? ID ???

Pl. check comparative images at

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Seed pods from same location on same date.
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Could not find a match as per comparative images at Desmodium


Pl. check Desmodium gangeticum (L.) DC. , a highly variable species.

I guess it is not matching since
Desmodium gangeticum (L.) DC. | Plants of the World Online | Kew
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since it is 1- foliate and elevation also not matching.

You are right. May some species not available in efi site so far.


I got it. It is Desmodium laxiflorum DC.


Thank you …! Yes, it is correct ID!


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SK1567 14 Nov 2018 : 7 posts by 2 authors. Attachments (11)- around 500 kb each.
Location:  Bandipur, Nepal 
Date: 06 October 2018
Elevation: 3500 ft.
Habit : Wild
Desmodium again !

I think you already posted a similar plant. Pl. check comparative images.


I guess so and looks similar but there is difference of elevation about 3000 ft.
I shall check.

I think you already posted a similar plant. Pl. check comparative images at Desmodium


Please check Desmodium laxiflorum.


I guess there is some dissimilarity regarding color flower petals and shape of legume.

I got it. It is Desmodium laxiflorum DC. only, as per images and details herein.


Thank you … It is correct ID !


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Tadehagi triquetrum (L.) H.Ohashi SN 14 : 8 posts by 3 authors. Attachments (3)
Tadehagi triquetrum (L.) H.Ohashi (= Desmodium triquetrum (L.) DC):
wild herb from Bramhagri area of coorg, Karnataka

ID of this is not correct, kindly suggest correct ID


The pics are not very clear but this might be Desmodium laxiflorum.
Tadehagi triquetrum has winged petioles and is completely different.

Please check for  the species Desmodium laxiflorum DC(=Desmodium recurvatum (Roxb.) Graham ex Wight & Arn.)


the material is Desmodium laxiflorum


Thank you friends for confirming the identity of Desmodium laxiflorum DC.



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Desmodium laxiflorum DC.
along Ambenali Ghat on September 25, 2015
at base of Koraigad on October 8, 2011
at base of Manikgad on September 11, 2011
at Tungareshwar Wildlife Sanctuary on October 9, 2010
at Yeoor Hills on October 2, 2010
at Yeoor Hills on September 14, 2008
at Tungareshwar Wildlife Sanctuary on September 27, 2008
at Yeoor Hills on October 11, 2009
at Tungareshwar Wildlife Sanctuary on October 10, 2009 

Thanks … for this post, I hope what I have shared from Chakrata should be same species..!!


Yes …, Desmodium laxiflorum in your Chakrata post.


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Please suggest specific id for this Desmodium captured from Chakrata..
Desmodium laxiflorum ??

… to me yes, Desmodium laxiflorum.
Let us hope we get validating comment(s).


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Fabaceae (Faboideae) Fortnight :: For ID :: Kusur-Lonavala :: PKA-OCT-04 : 3 posts by 3 authors. Attachments (5)
Requesting ID… Location: Kusur- Lonavala

Desmodium laxiflorum to me.


Yes it is D. laxiflorum.



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ANNOV41/41 Desmodium laxiflorum DC. (Please validate) : 4 posts by 3 authors. Attachments (7)

Family: Fabaceae
Date: 15th November 2015
Place: Agumbe, Shimoga District, Karnataka

Habit: Shrub
Habitat: Semi-evergreen forest
Measurements:
1) Leaflet width and length: 3 cm and 7cm
2) Length of petiole: 4 cm
3) Length of pedicel: 0.5 cm
4) Length of fruits: 5 cm
Key to species of Desmodium in Karnataka.


Though I have practically no experience in Fabaceae, but having some familiarity with Flora of Karnataka, I can say that what you think is correct.


D. laxiflorum correct to me too.



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Fab fortnight UP 10 : 4 posts by 3 authors. Attachments (1)
Id pl of the plant in the foreground at Haflang, dt Oct 14

Can be Desmodium laxiflorum..


efi page on Desmodium laxiflorum 



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Fabaceae (Faboideae) Fortnight: Desmodium sp. – 3 from Meghalaya 22 OCT15 : 3 posts by 2 authors. Attachments (5)
Attached images are Desmodium sp. from Meghalaya. Please ID the plant.

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


I think matches with images at Desmodium laxiflorum DC.



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URARIA RUFESCENS:  Attaching two images of Uraria rufescens.


To me these look different from images at Uraria rufescens, but close to images at Desmodium laxiflorum DC.



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Fabaceae (Faboideae) Week_Desmodium laxiflorum_RKC02_08112011 : 4 posts by 3 authors. Attachments (1)

Desmodium laxiflorum DC
Loc.: Upper Siang distt., Arunachal Pradesh (ca 700msl)
Date: October, 2005


Thanks …, you helped me identify this plant from Chakrata our trip. By the way plant depicted on FOI seems to be some thing different.


In light of photograph at FOI and comments by … in our thread, I think this plant should be Desmodium multiflorum (syn: D. floribundum). See photographs of fruit uploaded by … : efi thread


Looks different from other images and details at Desmodium multiflorum DC.


I think more closer to Desmodium laxiflorum as initially ided by …



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Desmodium laxiflorum DC. : 2 posts by 1 author. Attachments (4)- 1 mb or more
Location: Muhan Pokhari, Nagarkot, Bhaktapur
Date: 03 August   2019
Elevation: 1485 m.
Habit : Wild
Why POWO only showing Sohmaea laxiflora (DC.) H.Ohashi & K.Ohashi as its accepted name ??

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Opinion from any member?


Yes …, Desmodium laxiflorum to me too.



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Desmodium laxiflorum DC. : 3 posts by 1 author. Attachments (3)- 889 kb, 2 mb and 3 mb.
Location: Pharping, Kathmandu, Nepal
Altitude: 1690 m.
Date: 14 September 2019
Habit : Wild

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Yes, appears close to images at Desmodium laxiflorum subsp. laxiflorum


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TQ-Arunachal-04 Unid : 22 posts by 5 authors. Attachments (3)
A herb found in Pasighat, Arunachal Pradesh – 150-200 m altitude.
Found blooming in October end.
Leaves appear to be trifoliate.
It is obviously from Fabaceae (Pea family)
Sorry for the quality of the images.
Please identify

Sorry, the pics and subject have been wrongly named “Manipur”. It should have been Aruncahal.

Desmodium laxiflorum DC. ??


Desmodium laxiflorum is what I also thought, but I am not sure.


Let us wait for opinion from other members.


To me this plant is looking more robust, with thicker leaflet stalks etc, than the plant seen in Dinesh’s post here.


According Eflora of China, lateral veins 9-12
The leaves of my plant appear to agree with this. But the leaves in … plant appear to have more number of lateral veins.

…, your plant has relatively stouter stems than Desmodium laxiflorum that we see in northern Western Ghats; also the inflorescence is not lax.
And leaves as you have noted.

Could be Uraria rufescens …


Thanks …, However, the shape of the leaflets of this plant doesn’t agree with the description of Uraria rufescens. The leaflets of Uraria rufescens are rounded at tip. Here they are clearly pointed.

The images of Desmodium laxiflorum (supposedly) posted here:
http://ppbc.iplant.cn/tu/3792743 appear to agree very well with my images. But then the apparent disagreement with the images from Maharashtra is puzzling.

Looking at various images at GBIF, what I gather is that the specimens of Desmodium laxiflorum from Africa and Western Ghats seem to have larger leaves (compared with the inflorescence). Specimens from SE Asia do have smaller leaves. They agree more with my plant. Two examples, one from Africa, one from Malaysia, are here:
Also specimens from Africa do have leaves with larger number of nerves than what Flora of China mentions. All this is consistent with the fact that one synonym is Desmodium macrophyllum (meaning large leaves).
So, my conclusion is that my plant is Desmodium laxiflorum and there is variation between plants found in Western Ghats and NE India.

Liked your conclusion, …
Other than some slight variations in some aspects, the “colour scheme” of flower reminds of D. laxiflorum.
This colour scheme is “sometimes” found in D.heterocarpon, but the arrangement of flowers is clearly different there.

Thank you … My initial guess seems to be correct.


Thanks, … for the pictures and references.  Its difficult to properly see the leaf in great detail from the herbarium specimen from Malaysia
but I was able to count the veins… they are about 5 could be 6. your specimen has 5-6. flower color can always vary based on pH and metal ion content of the soil. I think you are on the correct tract: D. laxiflorum



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Desmodium laxiflorum DC. : 3 posts by 1 author. Attachments (2) – 2 & 3 mb.
Location:  Harthok, Palpa
Date: 25 September 2019
Elevation:1400 m.
Habit : Wild

Attachments (3) – 1, 1 & 2 mb.


Attachments (1)- 7 mb.

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Sohmaea laxiflora (DC.) H.Ohashi & K.Ohashi: 6 very high res. images.
Location: Surkhet, West Nepal
Altitude: 1092m.
Date: 12 August 2021
Habit : Wild
Syn : Desmodium laxiflorum DC.



at Mizoram during November-08; at Alibag– Sept’09?; 
Which desmodium – indiantreepix | Google Groups

 


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