Desmodium confertum DC., Ann. Sci. Nat. (Paris) 4:101. 1825 Jan (Prodr. 2:335. 1825 Nov) (Syn: Desmodium dioicum (D.Don) DC.; Hedysarum dioicum D.Don; Meibomia conferta (DC.) Kuntze);
Bhutan(N), India(N): Arunachal Pradesh, Assam, Bihar, Meghalaya, Sikkim, West Bengal, Nepal(N) as per ILDIS;

kindly identify this desmodium species found in pasighat, east sing district, arunachal pradesh.

it does not look like desmodium gangeticum as the leaves and stems are rough and bit hairy.

Looks more like Flemingia stricta Roxb. ex. W.T. Aiton to me. Please check here:

This is young branch of Desmodium conferatum DC

Thank you very much sir



Fab fortnight – UP7 : 4 posts by 2 authors. Attachments (2)

Is it Desmodium? which? This shrub was seen near Haflang.

Desmodium species in eFloraofindia (with details/ keys from published papers/ regional floras/ FRLHT/ FOI/ Biotik/ efloras/ books etc., where ever available on net) 

This is D conferatum




SK1561 12 Nov 2018 : 10 posts by 3 authors. Attachments (10)- around 700 kb each.

Location:  Dahachowk, Switzerland Park, Kathmandu,,Nepal 
Date: 29 September 2018
Elevation: 5600 ft.
Habit : Wild
Which Fabaceae ??  Desmodium ?

Is it not the same as Desmodium elegans as in your other posts? 

Yes …, looks different. Tried but could not decide.

As it is in a park, why not cultivated?

It certainly appears different from what we have so far at Desmodium, as per comparative images.

Any chances of Uraria ?

It is not in the park. It was in a wild.

OK, …

Thanks, … Does not match with any species so far in efi at

Looks like matching with Desmodium confertum DC. I guess we need to verify with 

May be … can confirm or otherwise.

May be as per high resolution gbif specimens’ at

Image from Stainton’s supplement book looks like matching.

Could you please check ?




References: The Plant List Ver.1.1 ILDIS  GRIN  Flickr  Annotated checklist of Flowering plants of Nepal

CRC World Dictionary of Medicinal and Poisonous Plants: Common Names … By Umberto Quattrocchi (Details- 2012) Forest Plants of Eastern India By Amal Bhusan Chaudhuri (1993)  

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