Australia (N) ; Northern Territory ; Queensland ; Bhutan (N) ; China (N) ; Yunnan ; Hainan (N); India (N) ; Arunachal Pradesh ; Goa; Gujarat ; Karnataka; Kerala ; Maharashtra ; Manipur ; Sikkim; Uttar Pradesh ; West Bengal; Laos (N) ; Malaysia (N) ; Myanmar (N) ; Nepal (N) ; Taiwan (N) ; Thailand (N) as per ILDIS;


Weak prostrate herb with stems 30cm or thin shrub up to 2m. leaves transversely elliptic or reniform, 0.5-2(-3) x 1-4(-5)cm, broadly acute, obtuse or emarginated, base rounded, cuneate or cordate, ± glabrous, petioles 1-2cm, stipels subulate 0.5-1mm, stipules narrowly triangular, 3-6 x 0.5-1mm. Racemes terminal or axillary, 4-5mm, standard obovate, 5-15cm. Calyx 2mm. Petals whitish or bluish , 4-5mm, standard obovate , 3-4mm broad. Pods segments 3-5 x 2.5 x 3mm, glabrous.

Fl. August
On grassy slopes
Thimphu, Trongsa. 1300-2300m.
(Attributions- A.C.J Grierson & D.G Long. Flora of Bhutan. Published by RBGE. 1987 from Bhutan Biodiversity Portal)



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Huangtcia renifolia (Fabaceae) from Uttarakhand_DSR : 4 posts by 4 authors. Attachments (2)

Huangtcia renifolia (L.) H.Ohashi & K.Ohashi (Fabaceae) [synonym Desmodium renifolium, D. reniforme] is a small creeping uncommon legume found in Uttarakhand.

It is not represented in eFI, so being submitted.
The image of live plant is poor so I have added an image of plant specimen in proceed of drying.
Photographed near Ranikhet, Uttarakhand.


 

References:

Catalogue of Life  The Plant List Ver.1.1  World Flora Online  ILDIS  IPNI
 POWO (Huangtcia renifolia (L.) H.Ohashi & K.OhashiGBIF (High resolution specimens) Flora of China 
FOC illustration  Annotated checklist of Flowering plants of Nepal  Bhutan Biodiversity Portal  FRPS

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