Desmodium heterocarpon subsp. ovalifolium (Prain)H.Ohashi, J. Jap. Bot. 66: 21 (1991) ;
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S. China, Indo-China to Central Malesia: Borneo, Cambodia, China Southeast, Jawa, Laos, Malaya, Myanmar, Philippines, Sulawesi, Sumatera, Thailand, Vietnam as per POWO;
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I had seen this herb at “Mount Harriet- Andaman”.
Date/Time: 23-12-2010 / 03:50PM
Location: Mount Harriet- Andaman
Habitat: Wild
Plant Habit: Herb


I do not know. May be a recent adventive. … will probably be able to tell the name


After perusal, three images are revealing as Pycnospora lutescens– Fabaceae


This is certainly not Pycnospora lutescens becuase it has simple leaves. P. lutescens is trifololiate species and its pods much resemble Crotalaria species.


Very interesting. Short reply:
Desmodium benthamii N P Balakr. Subject to: detail’s such as height, indumentum, length of inflorescence, it’s known presence in Andamans etc as many assumptions have been made in giving a specific id.


This could be Desmodium heterocarpon (L.) DC.


Thanks, … But Images of Desmodium heterocarpon look different.


I think this is Desmodium heterocarpon subsp. ovalifolium as per Tropical forages and Desmodium heterocarpon subsp. Ovalifolium addition to the flora of India from South Andaman Islands, India– Mudavath Chenna Kesavulu Naik, Lal Ji Singh- March 2021, Endangered Species Research 22(69):80-83


Yes Garg Ji. It does looks like Desmodium heterocarpon subsp. ovalifolium.


Lot of your postings like this, have been published as new species, subsp. etc. subsequent to your postings.



Yes.


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Yes …, many of  postings in efi  have been published as new species / subsp. etc.. That is great I feel. Thanks to you and our other members for following up the unidentified ones.


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Posted in 2015, published in 2021

It was posted by Prashant ji in 2015 as per details at Fabaceae (Faboideae)Fortnight::For ID ::Andaman::PKA-OCT-109:

This subspecies was published as Desmodium heterocarpon subsp. ovalifolium addition to the flora of India from South Andaman Islands, India– Mudavath Chenna Kesavulu Naik, Lal Ji Singh- March 2021, Endangered Species Research 22(69):80-83.
Again highlighting that so many species, subspecies, records are posted here even much before their publication

 

 

 


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References: POWO (Grona heterocarpos subsp. ovalifolia (Prain) H.Ohashi & K.Ohashi) Catalogue of Life  The Plant List Ver.1.1  ILDIS Tropical forages
Desmodium heterocarpon subsp. Ovalifolium addition to the flora of India from South Andaman Islands, India– Mudavath Chenna Kesavulu Naik, Lal Ji Singh- March 2021, Endangered Species Research 22(69):80-83

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