Hylodesmum podocarpum (DC.) H. Ohashi & R.R. Mill (Syn: Desmodium japonicum Miq.; Desmodium podocarpum DC.; Desmodium podocarpum DC. var. indicum Maxim.; Desmodium podocarpum DC. var. japonicum (Miq.)Maxim.; Hedysarum podocarpum (DC.) Spreng.; Podocarpium podocarpum (DC.) Y.C. Yang & P.H. Huang);
Bhutan (N); China (N) ; India (N) ; Arunachal Pradesh ; Assam; Himachal Pradesh ; Jammu-Kashmir; Manipur ; Meghalaya ; Nagaland ; Punjab; Sikkim; Uttar Pradesh ; West Bengal; Japan (N); Myanmar (N) ; Nepal (N) ; Pakistan (N); Philippines (N); Sri Lanka (N) as per ILDIS;
Bhutan; China; India; Japan; Myanmar; Nepal; Pakistan; Philippines; Sri Lanka as per Catalogue of life;
Kalatope id al150811a: Another flower from the same graveyard
Location Kalatope, Chamba
Altitude 1800 mts
Plant height 24 inches
flower less than 5mm
Sir some more photos.. including fruit/seed.. maybe this helps a bit..
Lateral leaflets much smaller than terminal, if flower about 12 mm long or so, then it should be Desmodium gyrans
Thank you sir, I think you have pointed me in the right direction.. (I think.. please review)
The flower much smaller than this… it is 4mm wide and 4mm long.. I think the description of D. podocarpum on FloraSimlensis would be fitting this…
P.S. A few links from the internet
Yes I think it is D. podocarpum. Now I think you can appreciate how vital information about size helps. The flowers are clearly pedicelled, so would be the fruits.
Fabaceae (Faboideae) Fortnight :: Desmodium podocarpum:: Gori Valley :: NS OCT 45/45 : 1 post by 1 author. Attachments (4)
Fabaceae (Faboideae) Fortnight :: Desmodium podocarpum :: Chakrata :: NS OCT 46/46 : 2 posts by 2 authors. Attachments (6)
This species was recorded from Chakrata, I hope this is again Desmodium podocarpum..
Flora of Chakrata 2013:: Desmodium for id.. : Attachments (5). 3 posts by 2 authors.
This legume was shot from near Tiuni in Chakrata area recently..
plant with similar pods was observed during our Gori Valley Tour..
id hints provided by… and … were Desmodium glutinosum and Desmodium laxum respectively..
earlier thread from Gori valley: Gori Valley Tour: Legume 2 for id:
I am sorry to have overlooked one important feed back from the earlier thread by …
ID plz_011110_RKC_02: Locality: Outskirts of Dehradun, Uttarakhand
Habitat: Along roadsides
Date: August 2010
– The shape of articles reminds me of Desmodium zonatum. But few other spp (like D. repandum etc.) also have this feature. So, needed here are more details, espl leaves. The prostrate plant in the background is D. triflorum, perhaps.
To me it appears close to images at Hylodesmum podocarpum (DC.) H. Ohashi & R.R. Mill