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
Habit herb
Habitat wild
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)
Sharing pics of Desmodium podocarpum from Gori velly area..
I hope the id is right..!!

This species was recorded from Chakrata, I hope this is again Desmodium podocarpum..
Please validate/correct..!!

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..
please suggest..

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 …
this plant can be Desmodium podocarpum…
your valuable inputs awaited…

ID plz_011110_RKC_02: Locality: Outskirts of Dehradun, Uttarakhand
Habit: Herb.
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.
Pl also check these links:

To me it appears close to images at Hylodesmum podocarpum (DC.) H. Ohashi & R.R. Mill


SK 3124 10 November 2021: 7 very high res. images.
Location: Kalikot, West Nepal
Altitude: 1810m.
Date: 14 August 2021
Habit : Wild
Hylodesmum podocarpum (DC.) H.Ohashi & R.R.Mill ??
This sp. is listed in book !

Yes, appears close to images and details at Hylodesmum podocarpum