Desmodium scorpiurus (Sw.) Desv.

 
  • Family : FABACEAE
    (PEA or BEAN FAMILY)
  • Family (as per The Plant List) : Leguminosae
  • Subfamily : Faboideae
  • Basionym : Hedysarum scorpiurus Sw.
  • Species Name (as per The Plant List) : Desmodium scorpiurus (Sw.) Desv.
  • Common name : Scorpion Ticktrefoil
  • Habit : Herb
  • Habitat : Wastelands, also along the roadsides
  • Comments / notes : An introduced species, now a weed in wastelands
  • Flower, Fruit : December-July
  • Distribution :
    • Karnataka : Vijayapura (Bijapur) district, Bengaluru district, Udupi district, Uttara Kannada district
    • Kerala : Kozhikode district, Thrissur district, Ernakulam district, Alappuzha district
  • Native : Tropical America
  • World Distribution : Introduced and naturalized in the pacific regions of Asia
  • Conservation Status : Not Evaluated (NE)
  • Literature : Gopalakrishna Bhat, 2003 - Udupi; Gopalakrishna Bhat, 2014 - Flora of South Kanara; Sasidharan, N. 2011. Flowering plants of Kerala. DVD, V 2, KFRI.
  • 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 scorpiurus. Downloaded on 16 December 2019.

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