Phyllodium longipes (Craib) Schindl. (Cultivated in India)











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Binomial Habit Notes References Distribution

( L.) Desv.
Subshrub Western Ghats
& Eastern Ghats, Dry Deciduous to Moist Deciduous Forests
Matthew, 1999 Dindigul, Salem



Botanical name Synonyms Family Common name

Phyllodium pulchellum Hedysarum pulchellum, Desmodium pulchellum, Meibomia pulchella Fabaceae Showy Desmodium


An Excursion Flora of Central Tamilnadu, India By K. M. Matthew (1995)- Details-
Forest Plants of Eastern India By Amal Bhusan Chaudhuri (1993- Details with Keys–  
Desmodium pulchellum (L.) Benth. synonym of Phyllodium pulchellum (L.) Desv.


Flora of Davanagere District, Karnataka, India By B. K. Manjunatha, V. Krishna, T. Pullaiah (2004- Details with Keys 
Desmodium pulchellum (L.) Benth. synonym of Phyllodium pulchellum (L.) Desv.,

Flora of Medak District, Andhra Pradesh, India By T. Pullaiah, Chintala Prabhakar, B. Ravi Prasad Rao (1998- Details with Keys– 
Desmodium pulchellum (L.) Benth. synonym of Phyllodium pulchellum (L.) Desv.


I have updated eFI (efloraofindia) pages on Desmodium, Codariocalyx, Dendrolobium, Dicerma, Hylodesmum, Phyllodium & Tadehagi

Attempts have been made to incorporate most of the species available in India & nearby areas with details & keys directly or through links as far as possible. It’s quite possible that there may be some discrepancy in the accepted names & synonyms taken from other links.

Species discussed so far in efloraofindia are given at the bottom of the page in the form of links against Subpages. On clicking them one can see all the details.

Any comments/ corrections are welcome.