Desmodium biarticulatum (L.) F.V. Muell.

 
  • Family : FABACEAE
    (PEA or BEAN FAMILY)
  • Family (as per The Plant List) : Leguminosae
  • Subfamily : Faboideae
  • Basionym : Hedysarum biarticulatum L.
  • Synonym(s) : Dicerma biarticulatum (L.) DC.
  • Species Name (as per The Plant List) : Dicerma biarticulatum (L.) DC.
  • Vernacular name : Sivanaravayampu (Malayalam)
  • Habit : Undershrub
  • Habitat : Open deciduous forests and coastal areas
  • Comments / notes : On scrub jungles and on gravelly soil in full sun.
  • Flower, Fruit : September-April
  • Collector(s) Name : Raja K. Swamy, Arun Singh & K. Sankara Rao
  • Collection Date : 27/11/2014
  • Collection Nos : HJCB-0222
  • Collection Locality : Sadasiva kona, Chittoor district (AP)
  • Distribution :
    • Andhra Pradesh : Chittoor district, Nellore district, West Godavari district, Kadapa district, Srikakulam district
    • Kerala : Alappuzha district, Kollam district, Thiruvananthapuram district
    • Odisha : Puri district, Cuttack district, Khurda district
    • Tamil Nadu : All districts of Tamil Nadu
  • World Distribution : India, Sri Lanka, Myanmar, Thailand, China, Malaysia, Celebes, Australia, Sumatra
  • 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; R. S. Rao et al., 1986 - Flora of West Godavari District; R. S. Rao and S. H. Sreeramulu, 1986 - Flora of Srikakulam District; 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 biarticulatum. Downloaded on 12 December 2019.

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