Desmodium alysicarpoides Knaap-van Meeuwen

 
  • Family : FABACEAE
    (PEA or BEAN FAMILY)
  • Family (as per The Plant List) : Leguminosae
  • Subfamily : Faboideae
  • Synonym(s) : Alysicarpus parviflorus Dalzell (Orissa 1: 500. 1994); Desmodium parviflorum (Dalz.) Baker in FBI 2: 172. 1876, non Mart. & Galeotti 1843.
  • Species Name (as per The Plant List) : Desmodium alysicarpoides Meeuwen
  • Habit : Herb
  • Habitat : Moist deciduous forests and dry slopes
  • Comments / notes : Occasional on hills above 1200m. Along grass by stream banks and in shade.
  • Key identification features : Erect annual herb
  • Flower, Fruit : October-December
  • Collector(s) Name : R. Raghavendra Rao
  • Collection Date : 27/12/1971
  • Collection Nos : R.R. Rao 1600
  • Collection Locality : B.R. Hills, Chamarajanagar district (KA)
  • Distribution :
    • Andhra Pradesh : Vishakapatnam district
    • Kerala : Kannur district, Wayanad district, Palakkad district, Idukki district, Kottayam district, Pathanamthitta district, Kollam district
    • Odisha : Ampodar valley, Kalhandi district
    • Tamil Nadu : Kolli Hills (Namakkal district); Coimbatore district, The Nilgiri district
  • Native : Indo-Malesia
  • World Distribution : India, Malesia
  • Conservation Status : Not Evaluated (NE)
  • Literature : Pullaiah et al., 2001 - Flora of Eastern Ghats Vol. 2; H.O. Saxena & M. Brahmam, 1994- Flora of Orissa Vol. 1; Matthew, K.M., Flora of Tamil Nadu Carnatic, Vol.3 (1). Diocesan Press, Madras. 1983; Sasidharan, N. 2011. Flowering plants of Kerala. DVD, V 2, KFRI; Henry, Kumari & Chithra (1983). Flora of Tamil Nadu, India vol. 1.
  • Citation : Sankara Rao, K., Raja K Swamy, Deepak Kumar, Arun Singh R. and K. Gopalakrishna Bhat (2019). Flora of Peninsular India. http://peninsula.ces.iisc.ac.in/plants.php?name=Desmodium alysicarpoides. Downloaded on 9 December 2019.

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