Desmodium heterophyllum (Willd.) DC. (Syn: Desmodium triflorum var. majus Wight & Arn.; Hedysarum heterophyllum Willd.; Hedysarum reptans Roxb.; Hedysarum triflorum var. oblongifolium Desv.; Meibomia heterophylla (Willd.) Kuntze);
Prostrate herbs, up to 40 cm long; branches loosely villous, slender. Leaves 3-foliolate; leaflets 1-2.2 x 0.5-1 cm, ovate-elliptic or obovate, base obtuse, apex rounded, hairy when young, glabrescent on ageing; petiole to 2 cm long; stipules 2-5 mm long, ovate-lanceolate, striate, ciliate on margins. Flowers in axillary 1-4-flowered racemes; pedicels 6-12 mm long. Calyx tube broad; lobes 2-2.5 mm long, triangular with subulate tip, loosely villous without. Corolla pink, 3-4 mm long. Ovary 1.5-2 mm long, hairy. Pods 1.5-2 x 0.4-0.5 cm, 4-5-jointed, compressed, dorsal suture continuous, ventral constricted.
Flowering and fruiting: July-December
Degraded moist deciduous forests, also in the plains
Indo-Malesia and China
Fwd: [efloraofindia:183405] please enable the ID GK2 : Attachments (1). 2 posts by 2 authors.
please enable the ID
It is not Alysicarpus, may be Desmodium heterophyllum (Willd.) DC.
ID of Fabaceae sp. from Assam : 4 posts by 2 authors. Attachments (6)
Attached images are Sp. of Fabaceae. Please ID the plant
Genus & species :
Habitat: Grows wild
Habit : Twiner
This is Desmodium heterophyllum
Fabaceae (Faboideae) Fortnight: Desmodium heterophyllum (Willd.) DC. From Assam 16 OCT15 : 1 post by 1 author. Attachments (3)
Attached images are Desmodium heterophyllum (Willd.) DC.
Habit: Small prostrate Climbing Herb
It may be Desmodium heterocarpon (L.) DC. subsp. heterocarpon
I think closer to the images at Desmodium heterophyllum (Willd.) DC.
This is Desmodium heterophyllum
Fabaceae-Faboideae (Papilionaceae) Week : ID plz_RKC_01_121111: ID plz..
Loc.: Middle Andaman, India
Date: 16th Dec, 2009
Something different and beautiful too….
Please check for for some Desmodium sp from local flora.
I think close to images at Desmodium heterophyllum (Willd.) DC.
Identification of weed plant : 18 posts by 6 authors. Attachments (4) – around 1100 kb each.
looks like Desmodium species
Desmodium triflorum ?
Thank you for your mail. Similarity, but dissimilarities mainly the beauty. Please notice Heterophyllum’s main petal have violet lines from bottom to middle and white patches in bottom either side. So I disagree.
I agree with you …, but within the species, many colour variations are there in mature stage since it open, I am thinking it’s just open flower pic, after mature or pollination will be petals fade, in this condition seems like have white patches and the time bullet nerves will highlight.
If still, you’re not compromising, let us know which one is correct when identified,
Thanks …, I was not aware of D. heterophyllum!!!
Though it looks quite similar to D. triflorum, the leaflets of D. heterophyllum seem elongated compared to almost roundish in case of D. triflorum.
…, key from Flora of China
Terminal leaflet broadly elliptic or broadly obovate; flowering pedicel 10-25 mm; articles of legume 3.5-4 mm. … 23 D. heterophyllum
+ Terminal leaflet obcordate, obtriangular, or obovate; flowering pedicel 3-8 mm; articles of legume shorter than 2.5 mm … 24 D. triflorum
Thank you very much …, for the key.
I was totally wrong with my expression !! The keys show the differences clearly.
hence based on the key it should be Desmodium heterophyllum; the flower colour is pink to white in D.triflorum and heterophyllum
Thank you, thank you very much for your advice. See, I am a very beginner, I also favour to your future advise to me. And I noticed the said flower’s pollination process done within ten’o clock morning and as soon as the main petal closed. So I cannot see the flower after 11.00 as petal opened. I understand this after observation of some days. And I sure to inform after confirmation.
Desmodium flower opening.
The flower after pollination, (after bee meets).
Flower opened, white patches already visible.
Flower is fully opened, stigma disappeared, white patches remaining (it is quite natural), full violet and still beautiful.
Yes it Desmodium heterophyllum (Willd.) DC. (Syn: Desmodium triflorum var. majus Wight & Arn.)
Can you finalize the said weed plant is Desmodium heterophyllum? Please inform me
Yes, …, as per Desmodium heterophyllum
Thank you very much for identified my weed plant. I agreed it as Desmodium heterophylla.
Efloraofindia, it’s coordinators and members are working restless to identifying unknown plant specious. I feel this is a good platform to identify and discuss on various plants.