Desmodium rotundifolium Baker

 
  • Family : FABACEAE
    (Pea Or Bean Family)
  • Family (Hindi name) : PALASH FAMILY (पलाश फैमिली)
  • Family (as per The Plant List) : LEGUMINOSAE
  • Subfamily : Faboideae
  • Synonym(s) : Desmodium ritchiei Sanjappa
  • Species Name (as per The Plant List) : Desmodiastrum racemosum var. rotundifolium (Baker) A.Pramanik & Thoth.
  • Habit : Herb
  • Comments / notes : Occasional among grasses
  • Flower, Fruit : August-November
  • Collector(s) Name : Raja K. Swamy & Noel Sebastian
  • Collection Date : 24-11-2018
  • Collection Nos : Talbot 2776 (BSI); HJCB-1767
  • Collection Locality : Devikulam, Idukki district, Kerala
  • Distribution :
    • Karnataka : Vijayapura (Bijapur) district
    • Kerala : Idukki district
    • Maharashtra : Akola district
    • Odisha : Ganjam district
  • Endemism : Peninsular India
  • World Distribution : India
  • Conservation Status : Not Evaluated (NE)
  • Literature : Cecil J. Saldanha, S. R. Ramesh (1984). Flora of Karnatka State vol. 1. Oxford and IBH Publishing Co, New Delhi; N.P.Singh, 1988- Flora of Eastern Karnataka; H.O. Saxena & M. Brahmam, 1994- Flora of Orissa Vol. 1; Kamble & Pradhan, 1988. Flora of Akola District, Maharashtra. Botanical Survey of India; Herbarium specimen from Devikulam, Idukki district, Kerala.
  • 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 rotundifolium. Downloaded on 10 July 2020.

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