Desmodium elegans DC.

 
  • Family : FABACEAE
    (Pea Or Bean Family)
  • Family (Hindi name) : PALASH FAMILY (पलाश फैमिली)
  • Family (as per The APG System III) : Leguminosae
  • Subfamily : Faboideae
  • Synonym(s) : Desmodium argenteum Wall. ex Benth.; Desmodium callianthum Franch.; Desmodium cinerascens Franch.; Desmodium elegans f. albiflorum (P.C.Li) H.Ohashi; Desmodium elegans var. albiflorum P.C.Li; Desmodium elegans var. argenteum (Wall. ex Benth.) H.Ohashi; Desmodium elegans subsp. callianthum (Franch.) H.Ohashi; Desmodium elegans var. handelii (Schindl.) H.Ohashi; Desmodium elegans var. nutans (Graham) H.Ohashi; Desmodium elegans subsp. stenophyllum (Pamp.) H.Ohashi; Desmodium elegans var. wolohoense (Schindl.) H.Ohashi; Desmodium esquirolii H.Lév.; Desmodium forrestii Schindl.; Desmodium franchetii Rehder; Desmodium glaucophyllum Pamp.; Desmodium handelii Schindl.; Desmodium nutans (Graham) Hook.; Desmodium rhabdocladum Franch.; Desmodium spicatum Rehder; Desmodium stenophyllum Pamp.; Desmodium tiliifolium (D.Don) G.Don; Desmodium wolohoense Schindl.; Hedysarum nutans Graham; Hedysarum tiliifolium D.Don; Meibomia elegans (DC.) Kuntze; Meibomia tiliifolia (D.Don) Kuntze; Ototropis calliantha (Franch.) H.Ohashi & K.Ohashi; Ototropis elegans f. albiflora (P.C.Li) H.Ohashi & K.Ohashi; Ototropis elegans var. handelii (Schindl.) H.Ohashi & K.Ohashi; Ototropis elegans var. nutans (Graham) H.Ohashi & K.Ohashi; Ototropis elegans subsp. wolohoensis (Schindl.) H.Ohashi & K.Ohashi; Ototropis stenophylla (Pamp.) H.Ohashi & K.Ohashi; Tetranema nutans Sweet
  • Species Name (as per The IPNI) : Ototropis elegans (DC.) H.Ohashi & K.Ohashi
  • Habit : Shrub
  • Habitat : Forest margins, forests, thickets, mountain slopes, rocky places, roadsides, ditches; 1000 - 4000 m. altitude
  • Flower, Fruit : June-September
  • Distribution :
    • Uttarakhand : Uttarakhand
    • Himachal Pradesh : Kinnaur district
  • Native : Afghanistan, China, East Himalaya, India, Myanmar, Nepal, Pakistan, Tibet, West Himalaya
  • Exotic/Native : Native
  • World Distribution : Afghanistan to Central China and Japan
  • Literature :
    • Uniyal B.P., Sharma J.R., Choudhery U., Singh D.K. (2007). Flowering Plants of Uttarakhand: A Checklist. Bishen Singh Mahendra Pal Singh: 104
  • Read more :
  • Citation : Sankara Rao, K., Deepak Kumar (2024). India Flora Online. http://indiafloraonline-ces.iisc.ac.in/plants.php?name=Desmodium elegans. Downloaded on 15 June 2024.

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