Desmodium laxiflorum DC.

 
  • Family : FABACEAE
    (PEA or BEAN FAMILY)
  • Family (as per The Plant List) : Leguminosae
  • Subfamily : Faboideae
  • Synonym(s) : Hedysarum recurvatum Roxb.; Desmodium recurvatum (Roxb.) Graham ex Wight & Arn.
  • Species Name (as per The Plant List) : Desmodium laxiflorum DC.
  • Vernacular name : Aadotii (Tamil); Dongarmuli (Oria); Unda-orila (Malayalam)
  • Habit : Undershrub
  • Habitat : Dry and moist deciduous forests, also in the plains
  • Comments / notes : Common
  • Key identification features : Erect undershrub
  • Flower, Fruit : September-April
  • Distribution :
    • Andhra Pradesh : Kurnool district, East Godavari district, Kadapa district, Vishakapatnam district, Srikakulam district
    • Karnataka : Ballari district, Chikkamagaluru district, Dakshina Kannada district, Davanagare district, Hassan district, Kodagu (Coorg) district, Mysuru district, Shivamogga district, Udupi district, Uttara Kannada district
    • Kerala : Kasaragod district, Kannur district, Wayanad district, Kozhikode district, Malappuram district, Palakkad district, Thrissur district, Idukki district, Pathanamthitta district, Kollam district, Thiruvananthapuram district
    • Odisha : Mayurbhanj district, Ganjam district, Koraput district
    • Tamil Nadu : Coimbatore district, Dharmapuri district, Madurai district, The Nilgiri district, Salem district, Villipuram district, Cuddalore district, Tiruchirapalli district
  • World Distribution : India to Formosa, Malesia
  • Conservation Status : Not Evaluated (NE)
  • Literature : Pullaiah et al., 2001 - Flora of Eastern Ghats Vol. 2; J.L.Ellis, 1987- Flora of Nallamalais Vol. 1; H.O. Saxena & M. Brahmam, 1994- Flora of Orissa Vol. 1; R. S. Rao and S. H. Sreeramulu, 1986 - Flora of Srikakulam District; H. O. Saxena and M. Brahmam, 1989 - The Flora of Similipahar (Similipal), Orissa; 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; Saldanha & Nicolson, 1976 – Flora of Hassan district; Cecil J. Saldanha, S. R. Ramesh (1984). Flora of Karnatka State vol. 1. Oxford and IBH Publishing Co, New Delhi; Rao & Razi, 1981 – A Synoptic Flora of Mysore District; Keshava Murthy & Yoganarasimhan, 1990 – Flora of Coorg district; Gopalakrishna Bhat, 2003 – Flora of Udupi district; Manjunath et al., 2003 – Flora of Davanagere; Gopalakrishna Bhat, 2014 - Flora of South Kanara
  • 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 laxiflorum. Downloaded on 13 December 2019.

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