Desmodium sequax Wall. (syn: Desmodium ancistrotrichum K.Schum. & Lauterb.; Desmodium dasylobum Miq.; Desmodium hamulatum Franch.; Desmodium sequax var. sinuatum (Miq.) Hosok.; Desmodium sinuatum (Miq.) Baker; Desmodium strangulatum var. sinuatum Miq.; Dollinera sequax (Wall.) Schindl.; Dollinera sequax Hochr.; Meibomia dasyloba (Miq.) Kuntze; Meibomia sequax (Wall.) Kuntze; Meibomia sinuata (Miq.) Kuntze);
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;
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 is not listed in Nepal and seed pod, leaves and flowering does not match.
Hylodesmum podocarpum ssp oxyphyllum (DC.) H. Ohashi & R.R. Mill.
Is the ID correct ?
Yes. Fruits look much different.
I guess … is right !
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
uirl of the page which gives this info?
Fabaceae (Faboideae) Fortnight :: Desmodium for id:: Gori Valley :: NS OCT 36/36 : 3 posts by 2 authors. Attachments (2)
I found these two pics in my database, lying unidentified…
These were recorded from Gori Valley area.. I think this can be a Desmodium sp., your views please..
Desmodium species in eFloraofindia (with details/ keys from published papers/ regional floras/ FRLHT/ FOI/ Biotik/ efloras/ books etc., where ever available on net)
Ototropis sequax (Wall.) H.Ohashi & K.Ohashi !
The id suggestion is not fully convincing, and it is largely due to insufficient images available with me…
I think this post may either be ignored or kept unresolved…
References: Catalogue of Life The Plant List Ver.1.1 ILDIS GBIF (with type specimens) Flora of China Annotated checklist of Flowering plants of Nepal India Biodiversity Portal taibif flickriver Useful Tropical Plants