Bhutan (N); China (N); Guangdong; Guangxi; Guizhou; Hubei ; Hunan; Sichuan; Xizang Zizhiqu ; Yunnan ; India (N); Arunachal Pradesh; Assam; Himachal Pradesh; Manipur ; Meghalaya; Mizoram; Nagaland ; Punjab; Sikkim ; Tripura ; Uttar Pradesh; West Bengal; Indonesia (N); Irian Jaya (N); Jawa (N); Malaysia (N); Moluccas (N); Myanmar (N); Nepal (N); Sulawesi (N); Sumatera (N); Taiwan (N) ; Vietnam (N); Papua New Guinea (N); Mauritius (I) as per Catalogue of Life;



/wp-content/uploads/2020/10/_DSC0594.JPG

SK1549 29 Oct 2018 : 10 posts by 2 authors. Attachments (8)- around 500 kb each. 

Location: Okharpauwa, Nuwakot, Nepal
Altitude:  5500 ft.
Date: 13 September 2018
Habit : Wild 
Desmodium elegans DC. ?? 

I think looks different from your other post.

Pl. check other species as per comparative images at 

May keep it as Desmodium elegans DC. for the time being although I am not fully satisfied.
Other species does not come closer as per comparative images at Desmodium


Thank you …! 

However, EFN says ” Legume flat, linear, 3-5 × 0.4-0.5 cm, hairy, lower su­ture crenate, upper suture nearly straight, 4-6-jointed. 2n = 22.
whereas in this case it is around 14-15.

You may be right. We have to look for the correct ID. 

Ototropis sequax (Wall.) H.Ohashi & K.Ohashi ??
Syn : Desmodium sequax Wall. ??

Did you find any images on net?

Desmodium incanum

Desmodium incanum is not listed in Nepal and seed pod, leaves and flowering  does not match.
I guess leaf pattern, seed pods and flowering are matching.

Additional images of dry legumes and seeds of same plant

on 30 January 2019.

Attachments (6) – around 900 kb each.
Hylodesmum podocarpum ssp oxyphyllum (DC.) H. Ohashi & R.R. Mill.
Loc.: Upper Siang distt., Arunachal Pradesh (ca 700msl)
Date: Novemeber, 2007


Is the ID correct ?


Yes. Fruits look much different.

Closest I can go as per comparative images at Desmodium ‎is Desmodium sequax Wall. 

I guess … is right !


 

/wp-content/uploads/2020/10/DSC_0391%20copy-5.JPG
/wp-content/uploads/2020/10/DSC_0389%20copy-7.JPG
/wp-content/uploads/2020/10/DSC_0394%20copy-3-1.JPG

Desmodium sequax Wall. : 8 posts by 2 authors. Attachments (3)- 1, 1, & 3 mb. 

Location: Chalnakhel, kathmandu, Nepal
Altitude: 1570 m.
Date: 14 September  2019
Habit : Wild


Attachments (1)- 5 mb.  

Attachments (2) – 2 mb each.

Attachments (1) – 6 mb.

wow. what a prolific seed make r. I cant find any papers Easily on google to see its use in the se Asian countries etc


Edible Uses- None known. Medicinal- The chewed leaf is spat onto wounds, apparently for its antiseptic properties. The root is included in mixtures used to alleviate toothache In China, it is considered a diaphoretic. Other Uses- None known

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *