Bangladesh (N) ; Bhutan (N); China (N) ; Guangxi ; Yunnan ; India (N); Arunachal Pradesh; Assam ; Himachal Pradesh ; Jammu-Kashmir ; Karnataka ; Manipur ; Meghalaya; Nagaland ; Punjab ; Sikkim ; Uttar Pradesh; West Bengal ; Myanmar (N) ; Nepal (N) ; Pakistan (N) as per ILDIS;
Common name: Blue Desmodium • Nepali: गहते झार Gahate jhar • Nepali: गहते झार Gahate Jhaar, मसिनो भटमासे Masino Bhatamaase
A beautiful shrub with drooping long inflorescence covered when young with long whitish bracts; branches drooping; leaves trifoliate with elliptic-oblong up to 7 cm long leaflets rounded at both ends, finely pubescent on both surfaces; bracts 7-10 mm long, forming whitish tail at the tip of young inflorescence; flowers dark blue, corolla 7-8 mm long; pod up to 16 cm long, 2.5 cm broad, upper suture wavy, lower constricted between seeds.
  

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Desmodium concinnum DC., Prodr. 2:335. 1825.
syn: Desmodium pendulum Wall.
A beautiful shrub with drooping long inflorescence covered when young with long whitish bracts; branches drooping; leaves trifoliate with elliptic-oblong up to 7 cm long leaflets rounded at both ends, finely pubescent on both surfaces; bracts 7-10 mm long, forming whitish tail at the tip of young inflorescence; flowers dark blue, corolla 7-8 mm long; pod up to 16 cm long, 2.5 cm broad, upper suture wavy, lower constricted between seeds.
Common along mountain slopes along Mussoorie Chakrata road, photographed near Baratkhai in September.


Another trifoliate leaved Desmodium.
You have shown and described it very nicely.
A mountain slope plant Not reported in Maharashtra


Thanks Sir Now mine Also idified
attaching here from same place


This was shot during September 2011 trip to Chakrata…Desmodium concinnum, was quite common in Bairatkhai area..


Yes … Very good photographs


Desmodium concinnum DC., Prodr. 2:335. 1825.

syn: Desmodium pendulum Wall.
A beautiful shrub with drooping long inflorescence covered when young with long whitish bracts; branches drooping; leaves trifoliate with elliptic-oblong up to 7 cm long leaflets rounded at both ends, finely pubescent on both surfaces; bracts 7-10 mm long, forming whitish tail at the tip of young inflorescence; flowers dark blue, corolla 7-8 mm long; pod up to 16 cm long, 2.5 cm broad, upper suture wavy, lower constricted between seeds.
Common along mountain slopes along Mussoorie Chakrata road, photographed near Baratkhai in September. 

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This legume is quite common in Chakrata and other parts of Western Himalayas, I hope id is right as Desmodium concinnum.. 

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Sharing shots of Desmodium concinnum from Gori valley area.. 

 

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SK255DEC22-2016:ID : 6 posts by 3 authors. Attachments (1)
Location: Jarsingpauwa, Nepal
Altitude: 5900 ft.
Date: 28 September  2013
Only one image.




Indigofera species ?. Pl. check comparative images at Indigofera


Most probably Its Desmodium sp.


Looks like Desmodium sp. to me too. Thanks for sharing … The pendulous raceme is interesting, and could be distinct enough character to point to a species.


It should be Desmodium concinnum DC. as per images herein.

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Desmodium concinnum DC. : 5 posts by 3 authors. Attachments (8)
Location:  Suryavinayak, Bhktapur, Nepal
Date: 7 October 2017
Elevation : 4800 ft.

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Desmodium concinnum DC. : 3 posts by 2 authors. Attachments (10)
Location:  Dahachowk, Bidhabasini, Kathmandu,,Nepal 
Date: 29 September 2018
Elevation: 5800 ft.

Habit : Wild 

Or some subsp. ??

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Desmodium concinnum DC. : 3 posts by 2 authors. Attachments (10)

Location:  Dahachowk, Bidhabasini, Kathmandu,,Nepal 
Date: 29 September 2018
Elevation: 5800 ft.

Habit : Wild 

Or some subsp. ??


I also think close to images at Desmodium concinnum DC.  

I think Desmodium multiflorum…. from Dalhousie, altitude 2100 mts, season September


I hope your last photograph and your identification helped us to solve identity of our plant from Chakrata which we thought to be D. laxiflorum based on one uploaded by … I think your identification is correct.


I think id is Ok as Desmodium multiflorum DC.


On further checking, I think it is more closer to Desmodium concinnum
Thanks, Saroj ji for pointing out.


Desmodium concinnum DC. (accepted name) ??? : 4 posts by 2 authors. Attachments (15)

Location: Surya Vinayak Forest, Bhaktapur , Nepal
Altitude:  4500 ft.
Date: 11 November 2016

Desmodium concinnum DC. (accepted name)  ???
Nepali Name: गहते झार Gahate Jhaar  / मसिनो भटमासे Masino Bhatamaase


Appears close to images at Desmodium concinnum


Thank you!


 

 

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Desmodium concinnum DC. ????: 4 posts by 2 authors. Attachments (5)
Location:  Kharidhunga, Sindhupalchok, Nepal
Date: 4 September 2017
Elevation : 7000 ft.
Confusion about the habitat at 7000 ft.

Yes, to me also appear close to images at Desmodium concinnum 


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Desmodium concinnum DC. : 5 posts by 2 authors. Attachments (3)- 1, 2 & 2 mb. 
Location: Ranikot, Gundu, Bhakltapur 
Date: 15 September 2019
Elevation: 1982  m.

Habit : Wild


Attachments (3)- 1, 2 & 3 mb. 


Attachments (1)- 6 mb.  


 

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Desmodium concinnum DC. : 5 posts by 2 authors. Attachments (2) – 2 mb each

Location: Sundarijal, Kathmandu
Date: 30 September  2019
Elevation: 1930 m.

Habit : Wild


Attachments (2) – 2 & 3 mb each


Attachments (1)- 7 mb. 


  

 

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Bush for ID:  Place : Panshet back water, pune
Date : 15 October 2011
Habitat : wild

This may be Pueraria tuberosa. A guess though….as … had shown us similar blue flowered climber near Tata office Mulshi but I don’thave close up pictures. You can check my earlier pictures searching for the plant name in Search mail.


Desmodium sp., may be D. heterocarpon.


Hats off to you …, sitting in US and identifying the plants of w. ghats! This is D. heterocerpon.


I think it appears to be more closer to Desmodium concinnum DC. rather than those at Desmodium heterocarpon (L.) DC.
Leaves would have settled the issue.


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