Desmodium repandum (Vahl) DC.

 
  • Family : FABACEAE
    (PEA or BEAN FAMILY)
  • Family (as per The Plant List) : Leguminosae
  • Subfamily : Faboideae
  • Basionym : Hedysarum repandum Vahl
  • Synonym(s) : Desmodium scalpe DC.; Desmodium strangulatum Wight & Arn.
  • Species Name (as per The Plant List) : Hylodesmum repandum (Vahl) H.Ohashi & R.R.Mill
  • Habit : Herb
  • Habitat : Moist and shaded places of deciduous forests
  • Comments / notes : In moist places on hills above 1000m and in partial shade. Also abundant in Shola forests
  • Key identification features : Erect herb; flowers red
  • Flower, Fruit : October-April
  • Distribution :
    • Karnataka : B.R. Hills, Chamarajanagar district, Bengaluru district, Chikkamagaluru district, Kodagu (Coorg) district, Mysuru district
    • Kerala : Kannur district, Wayanad district, Malappuram district, Palakkad district, Idukki district, Kollam district, Thiruvananthapuram district
    • Tamil Nadu : Kolli Hills (Namakkal district), Shevaroy Hills (Salem district), Coimbatore district, Madurai district, The Nilgiri district, Tirunelveli district
  • World Distribution : Paleotropics
  • Conservation Status : Not Evaluated (NE)
  • Literature : Pullaiah et al., 2001 - Flora of Eastern Ghats Vol. 2; 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; Cecil J. Saldanha, S. R. Ramesh (1984). Flora of Karnatka State vol. 1. Oxford and IBH Publishing Co, New Delhi; Ramaswamy & Razi, 1973 – Flora of Bangalore district; Rao & Razi, 1981 – A Synoptic Flora of Mysore District
  • 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 repandum. Downloaded on 14 December 2019.

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