Desmodium dichotomum (Willd.) DC.

 
  • Family : FABACEAE
    (Pea Or Bean Family)
  • Family (Hindi name) : PALASH FAMILY (पलाश फैमिली)
  • Family (as per The Plant List) : LEGUMINOSAE
  • Subfamily : Faboideae
  • Species Name (as per The Plant List) : Desmodium dichotomum (Willd.) DC.
  • Habit : Undershrub
  • Habitat : In open places and deciduous forests
  • Comments / notes : Often seen in hills above 900m and on slopes. Common along forest borders, arable lands and on thickets.
  • Key identification features : Stem angular
  • Flower, Fruit : December-February
  • Collector(s) Name : Raja K.Swamy
  • Collection Date : 11/10/2010
  • Collection Nos : FAP 41969
  • Collection Locality : Batrepalli, Anantapur district (AP)
  • Distribution :
    • Andhra Pradesh : Anantapur district, West Godavari district
    • Odisha : Mayurbhanj district, Puri district, Ganjam district
    • Tamil Nadu : Dharmapuri district, Coimbatore district, The Nilgiri district, Salem district, Villipuram district, Cuddalore district, Tiruchirapalli district
  • World Distribution : India, Sri Lanka, China, Malesia, Myanmar
  • 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; 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; 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 dichotomum. Downloaded on 2 June 2020.

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