Desmodium scorpiurus

Desmodium scorpiurus (Sw.) Desv. (Synonyms: Desmodium akoense Hayata; Desmodium arenarium Kunth; Desmodium multicaule DC.; Desmodium virgatum Desv.; Hedysarum scorpiurus Sw.; Meibomia arenaria (Kunth) Kuntze; Meibomia multicaulis (DC.) Kuntze; Meibomia scorpiurus (Sw.) Kuntze; Nissoloides cylindrica M.E.Jones); . The light pink flowers are tiny, c. 0.7 cm across. Leaves trifoliate, petiole length 1.3 cm. Terminal leaflet 1.4 cm […]

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Desmodium laxiflorum subsp. laxiflorum

Desmodium laxiflorum DC. (Syn: Desmodium diffusum DC.; Desmodium incanum sensu auct.; Desmodium laxiflorum var. formosense Ohwi; Desmodium laxiflorum subsp. parvifolium H. Ohashi & T.T. Chen; Desmodium macrophyllum Desv.; Desmodium scabrellum Miq.; Desmodium unibotryosum C. Chen & X.J. Cui; Hedysarum diffusum Roxb.; Meibomia laxiflora (DC.) Kuntze;                     Desmodium recurvatum (Roxb.) Wight & Arn.; Desmodium rottleri (Spreng.) G.Don; Hedysarum […]

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Desmodium heterocarpon

Desmodium heterocarpon (L.) DC.  (Syn.: Desmodium buergeri Miq. .; Desmodium heterocarpon var. buergeri (Miq.) Hosok. .; Desmodium heterocarpum (L.) DC. [Spelling variant] .; Desmodium ovalifolium (Prain) Wallich ex Ridley; Desmodium polycarpum sensu R.O.Williams (Misapplied); Desmodium polycarpum (Poir.) DC.; Hedysarum heterocarpon L.; Hedysarum polycarpum Poir.; Hedysarum siliquosum Burm.f.; Meibomia heterocarpa (L.) Kuntze;                              Desmodium polycarpum var. trichocaulon (DC.) Baker; Desmodium toppinii Schindl.; […]

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Desmodium gangeticum

Desmodium gangeticum (L.) DC. (syn.  Aeschynomene gangetica (L.) Poir.; Aeschynomene maculata (L.) Poir.; Desmodium cavaleriei H.Lev.; Desmodium gangeticum var. maculatum (L.) Baker; Desmodium gangeticum var. ramnagari Haines; Desmodium lanceolatum Walp.; Desmodium latifolium sensu Wight; Desmodium maculatum (L.) DC.; Desmodium natalitium Sond.; Desmodium polygonoides Baker; Hedysarum collinum Roxb.; Hedysarum gangeticum L.; Hedysarum lanceolatum Schumach. & Thonn.; Hedysarum […]

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Desmodium dichotomum

Desmodium dichotomum (Willd.) DC. (syn: Desmodium quinquangulatum (Roxb.) Wight; Hedysarum articulatum Roxb.; Hedysarum dichotomum Willd.; Hedysarum diffusum Willd.; Hedysarum quinquangulatum Roxb.; Meibomia diffusa (Willd.) Kuntze);  des-MOH-dee-um — from the Greek desmos (band or chain), refers to jointed seed pods dy-KAW-toh-mum — divided or forked in pairs  commonly known as: tick-trefoil desmodium • Marathi: चिकटा chikta  […]

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Desmodium alysicarpoides

Desmodium alysicarpoides Meeuwen;   Erect or suberect herbs, to 30 cm high; stem villous. Leaflets 4.5 x 2 cm, elliptic acute at apex, rounded at base, tomentose below; laterals much smaller. Racemes to 30 cm long, terminal; pedicels 2 or 3-together. Flowers blue; calyx 4.5 mm long, lobes linear-lanceolate, densely hairy, standard 3 x 2.5 […]

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