Desmodium triangulare (Retz.) Merr.

 
  • Family : FABACEAE
    (Pea Or Bean Family)
  • Family (Hindi name) : PALASH FAMILY (पलाश फैमिली)
  • Family (as per The Plant List) : LEGUMINOSAE
  • Subfamily : Faboideae
  • Basionym : Hedysarum triangulare Retz.
  • Synonym(s) : Desmodium cephalotes (Roxb.) Wight & Arn.
  • Species Name (as per The Plant List) : Dendrolobium triangulare (Retz.) Schindl
  • Habit : Undershrub
  • Habitat : Moist deciduous forests, also in plantations
  • Flower, Fruit : August-January
  • Collector(s) Name : Raja K. Swamy, Arun Singh & Navendu Page
  • Collection Date : 27/02/2016
  • Collection Nos : HJCB-0539
  • Collection Locality : Barbera forest Khurda district (OD)
  • Distribution :
    • Andhra Pradesh : East Godavari district, Vishakapatnam district, Srikakulam district, West Godavari district
    • Kerala : Kasaragod district, Kannur district, Wayanad district, Malappuram district, Palakkad district, Thrissur district, Idukki district, Pathanamthitta district, Kollam district, Thiruvananthapuram district
    • Odisha : Ganjam district, Mayurbhanj district, Khurda district
    • Tamil Nadu : Coimbatore district, Madurai district, The Nilgiri district, Tirunelveli district
  • World Distribution : India, Sri Lanka, Myanmar, Thailand, Indo-China, Malaysia, S.China, Taiwan, Cambodia, New Guinea, Africa
  • 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; R. S. Rao et al., 1986 - Flora of West Godavari District; 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; Sasidharan, N. 2011. Flowering plants of Kerala. DVD, V 2, KFRI; 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 triangulare. Downloaded on 12 July 2020.

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