des-MOH-dee-um — from the Greek desmos (band or chain), refers to jointed seed pods
ray-see-MO-sum — having racemes (a type of flower cluster)
var. — variety
ro-tun-dih-FOH-lee-um — round-leaved

commonly known as: Ritchie’s desmodium

Native to: India

 


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Requesting to please validate ID of this Fabaceae member captured near Satara, Maharashtra in October 2014.
Is this Desmodiastrum belgaumense? This ID is assumed because the pics looked similar to the ones already present in the efi database.


Desmodiastrumspecies in eFIoraofindia (with details/ keys from published papers/ regional floras/ FRLHT/ FOI/ efloras/ books etc., where ever available)


Satara, Oct 2014 :: Requesting ID – Fabaceae :: ARKOCT-10 : 7 posts by 3 authors. Attachments (4)
Requesting to please provide ID of this Fabaceae member captured near Satara, Maharashtra in October 2014.

Place: Koraigad trail (~2850 ft asl), near Ambavane village, Maharashtra.
Time: October 8, 2011 at 10.19am
Habit: small procumbent herb,
Habitat: growing wild on hill slope.

Many thanks to … for the ID … Desmodium ritchiei Sanjappa … syn. of Desmodiastrum racemosum var. rotundifolium (Baker) A.Pramanik & Thoth.

 

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Desmodiastrum racemosum var. rotundifolium (Baker) A.Pramanik & Thoth.
synonym: Desmodium ritchiei Sanjappa
des-MOH-dee-um — from the Greek desmos (band or chain), refers to jointed seed pods
ray-see-MO-sum — having racemes (a type of flower cluster)
var. — variety
ro-tun-dih-FOH-lee-um — round-leaved
Oct 8, 2011 … at Koraigad, near Amby valley, Maharashtra
commonly known as: Ritchie’s desmodium
Native to: India
some views: Oct 8, 2011 … at Koraigad, near Amby valley, Maharashtra

Catching closeup of a Desmodium herb with unifoliolate leaves
Flowers supposed to be “included or slightly exserted. “
May I request someone to clarify these terms?
Desmodium ritchiei


 
Desmodiastrum racemosum var. rotundifolium (Baker) A.Pramanik & Thoth.
syn. Desmodium ritchiei Sanjappa
at base of Koraigad on October 8, 2011



 

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Desmodium Sp. Or Alysicarpus ?? : 6 posts by 4 authors. Attachments (2)
Came across this herb around 20cm tall.
Location: Near Tosheghar waterfall, Satara region.

this is Desmodium alysicarpoides


Very nice flowers … !
Can we have key identification/differentiating characters to differentiate both genus Desmodium and Alysicarpus?


As per …, there will be a sterile terminal segment on the fruits in Alysicarpus and is lacking in Desmodium. I think this demarcation will make our identification more easier than considering the the floral characters


Closer to images at Desmodiastrum racemosum var. rotundifolium (Baker) A.Pramanik & Thoth. rather than those at Desmodium alysicarpoides


  

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