Please help to identify this shrub.
Location – AJCB Indian Botanic Garden, Howrah, WB.
Date -19th September, 2010

This could be Pseudarthria viscida [Salarpani / Sanapani]. My photographs of this are available at this link

This is not Pseudarthria viscida I am sure. It will be some species of Desmodium. …, I fully agree with your photographs are Pseudarthria viscida as per the link provided.

It is Desmodium tortuosum

Agree with … This is Desmodium tortuosum. I stand corrected.




Fabaceae Undershrub from Pune for ID : Attachments (5).  4 posts by 3 authors.

Please help in ID of the subject undershrub found in deciduous forests near Pune. Presently the plant is in flowers and fruits.
Perennial herb 50-100 cm tall; stem stout, angular, covered with stiff hairs; with blotches of purple, internodes shortening above. Leaves alternate, 10-20 cm, 3 foliolate; common petiole 5-15 cm long; stipules 1 cm, deltoid, acuminate, hispid; leaflets 10-15 cm, ovate, rounded at apex, scabrid; 4-6 nerved; petiolules of lateral leaflets 5 mm; those of terminal leflets 3 cm; stipels 5-7 mm, linear. Flowers in axillary and terminal panicled racemes 10-15 cm long; pedicels 1-2 cm, corolla 8 mm. Pods 2 cm

Seems a species of Desmodium (Fabaceae). Please check with D. tortuosum pics 1 & 3 matches with D. tortuosum but flowers are different.

Thanks, …, for the Id. I think matches with images of D.tortuosum in another thread at Efloraofindia: ”For Id 25032013SC1’’ shrub from Indian Botanic Garden