Codariocalyx gyroides (Link) Hassk. (syn: Codariocalyx conicus Hassk.; Desmodium bracteatum sensu Micheli (misapplied); Desmodium diversifolium sensu auct. (misapplied); Desmodium gyroides (Link) DC.; Desmodium oxalidifolium “H.Lev., p.p.”; Desmodium papuanum C.T.White; Desmodium pseudogyroides Miq.; Hedysarum gyroides Link; Hedysarum gyroides Roxb.; Meibomia gyroides (Link) Kuntze);
India (N) ; Arunachal Pradesh; Assam; Bihar ; Madhaya Pradesh ; Meghalaya ; Nagaland; Orissa ; Sikkim ; Uttar Pradesh ; West Bengal and other countries as per ILDIS;
Pods hairy in Codariocalyx gyroides (Link) Hassk. and side leaflets well developed compared to glabrous pods and side leaflets minute in Codariocalyx motorius as per Forest Plants of Eastern India By Amal Bhusan Chaudhuri;


Fwd: Request to identify the following legumes from Nagaland : 7 posts by 2 authors. Attachments (2)- 3 Mb or more

As I had informed you earlier about my visit to Shillong and Nagaland. I had collected few legumes there. Kindly help me in their identification.
I am sending you in series.

Identified as Desmodium as per another thread: Req: Native Legume for identification
Pl. check comparative images under Desmodium

To me appears close to images at Desmodium heterocarpon (L.) DC.

You seems to be right. Pods seem bigger here.
There is one similar genus to Desmodium. I am not getting the name now.

Pl. look for other genera similar to Desmodium.

It is Codariocalyx gyroides (Link)Hassk.

Earlier known as Desmodium gyroides.

Do you agree with the id?

I am looking details of the genus suggested. Hope … has identified correctly.


Req: Native Legume for identification : 9 posts by 3 authors. Attachments (1) – 4 MB.
As I had informed you about my visit to Shillong and Nagaland and looking for native legumes. I have found some legumes belonging to genera Desmodium, Crotalaria, Aeschynomene, Smithia, Mimosa, Hypogea etc.
As pics are of large space I am sending you in instalments. Kindly help me in identification.

Is it Mucuna pruriens? I don’t know. 

From the figure it seems to be a Desmodium

From pods it appeared species of Desmodium

But I am interested in species. This any is perrenial, bushy having height of 6-7 feet. Habit little rocky.
Seen growing near Tephrosia candida.
Flowers September to November.

Pl. check Desmodium


MS Dec.,2020/10 Desmodium ? for Id : 2 images.
Location : Aizawl, Mizoram
Habit : Small shrub
Habitat :Wild

Codariocalyx gyroides (Roxb. ex Link) Hassk. !

Yes, it’s …


MS, June, 2021/07 Desmodium sp. for id.: 1 image.
Location : Lengpui

Date : unknown
Habit : Undershrub
Habitat : Wild

Codariocalyx gyroides (Roxb. ex Link) Hassk.




References: Catalogue of Life  The Plant List Ver.1.1  ILDIS  Annotated checklist of Flowering plants of Nepal  Useful Tropical Plants  Plant Use  Bhutan Biodiversity Portal  Fact sheet  Forest Plants of Eastern India By Amal Bhusan Chaudhuri

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