Lespedeza tomentosa (Thunb.) Maxim., Trudy Imp. S.-Peterburgsk. Bot. Sada 2: 376 (1873) (syn: Desmodium tomentosum (Thunb.) DC.; Hedysarum coriaceum Poir.; Hedysarum tomentosum Thunb.; Hedysarum villosum Willd.; Lespedeza glomerata Hornem.; Lespedeza macrophylla Bunge; Lespedeza tomentosa var. globiracemosa S.L.Tung & Z.Lu; Lespedeza villosa Pers.; Meibomia tomentosa (Thunb.) Kuntze);
W. China to Indian Subcontinent, Mongolia to Central & S. Japan: Assam, India, Japan, Korea, Mongolia, Nansei-shoto, Nepal, Pakistan, Primorye, Tibet, West Himalaya, Xinjiang as per POWO;

Sieb. ; Maxim. Synops. 50 ; petiole short, leaflets large obovate-oblong densely downy beneath, flowers in peduncled racemes, pod sessile included. Hedysarum tomentosum, Thunb. Fl. Jap. 286. L. glomerata, Hornem. ; DC. Prodr. ii. 350.

WESTERN HIMALAYA, temperate region, alt. 6-7000 ft., Edgeworth.— DISTRIB. China, Japan, Korea.

Stems 2-3 ft., erect, densely pubescent. Leaves distant ; leaflets 1-2 in. long, obtuse, thick, subcoriaceous, at first thinly silky above, densely silky, and the veins raised beneath ; petioles 1-1/2 in. ; stipules subulate, persistent. Racemes distinctly peduncled, 2-4 in, long, moderately close, rarely congested; sessile (L. glomerata, Horn.) ; pedicels very short. Calyx 1/6-1/5 in., densely pubescent ; teeth linear-subulate, 3-4 times the tube. Corolla whitish, half as long again as the calyx ; standard not longer than the wings and keel. Pod shorter than the calyx, oblong, pubescent.—Very near L. hirta, Elliott, of North America.

(Attributions: IBIS Flora (Flora of British India))

SK 3231 15 September 2021: 7 very high res. images.

Location: Jumla, West Nepal
Altitude: 2500m.
Date: 23 August 2021 
Habit : Wild
Fabaceae ! Desmodium …. ???

Something else.

It is something else.
Any idea about the genus?

Sorry, I could not make out yet!

One can look for species of Crotalaria ?

Yes Crotalaria is a possibility.

I tried all Crotalaria but it looked like it was no match.
I shall try again !

Desmodium biarticulatum

Looks close but could not confirm since this is not listed in Nepal. 
Can I get keys, description and images to verify this? And what about the 

Please search in Alysicarpus
It is not Crotalaria

I have narrowed down on Lespedeza tomentosa (Thunb.) Sieb. ex Maxim. as per GBIF specimens- one and two and FoC illustration and iNaturalist

Pl. check and confirm.


References: POWO  Catalogue of Life  The Plant List Ver.1.1  ILDIS  IPNI   GBIF specimens- one and two (High resolution specimens) BSI Flora of India checklist  Flora of China  FoC illustration  iNaturalist Flora of Pakistan  Annotated checklist of Flowering plants of Nepal  IBIS Flora (Flora of British India) PFAF   Useful Tropical Plants  sernecportal  swbiodiversity

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