Desmodium heterocarpon var. heterocarpon (L.) DC.

 
  • Family : FABACEAE
    (Pea Or Bean Family)
  • Family (Hindi name) : PALASH FAMILY (पलाश फैमिली)
  • Family (as per The APG System III) : Leguminosae
  • Subfamily : Faboideae
  • Basionym : Hedysarum heterocarpon L.
  • Synonym(s) : Hedysarum polycarpum Poir.; Desmodium polycarpum (Poir.) DC.; Desmodium patens Wight
  • Species Name (as per The IPNI) : Desmodium heterocarpon (L.) DC.
  • Common name : Asian Tick Trefoil
  • Vernacular name :
    • Dongerabuta, Salparni, Krishna parni (Oria)
    • Adivi utchinta, Chepputatla, Chepputatta (Telugu)
    • Aadotti (Tamil)
    • Nilathuvara (Malayalam)
  • Habit : Herb
  • Habitat : Tropical moist deciduous forests, Tropical semi-evergreen forests, also in the plains and open forests
  • Comments / notes : On hills above 900m, in moist places amongst grasses and under partial shade.
  • Key identification features : Small slender shrub
  • Flower, Fruit : August-April
  • Collector(s) Name : Raja K. Swamy & Noel Sebastian
  • Collection Date : 26-11-2018
  • Collection Nos : HJCB-1873
  • Collection Locality : Mamalakandam, Idukki district, Kerala
  • Distribution :
    • Andhra Pradesh : Vishakapatnam district, Kurnool district, Chittoor district, West Godavari district, East Godavari district
    • Kerala : All districts of Kerala
    • Odisha : Ganjam district, Mayurbhanj district, Sambalpur district, Bolangir district, Bargarh district, Malkangiri district
    • Tamil Nadu : Salem district, Namakkal district, Dharmapuri district, Madurai district, The Nilgiri district, Tirunelveli district
  • World Distribution : India, S. Africa, India to Indo-China, China, Japan, Formosa, Malesia
  • Conservation Status : Not Evaluated (NE)
  • Literature :
    • Pullaiah et al., 2001 - Flora of Eastern Ghats Vol. 2
    • R. S. Rao et al., 1986 - Flora of West Godavari District
    • J.L.Ellis, 1987- Flora of Nallamalais Vol. 1
    • H. O. Saxena and M. Brahmam, 1989 - The Flora of Similipahar (Similipal), Orissa
    • Matthew, K.M., Flora of Tamil Nadu Carnatic, Vol.1. Diocesan Press, Madras. 1983
    • H.O. Saxena & M. Brahmam, 1994- Flora of Orissa Vol. 1
    • Sasidharan, N. 2011. Flowering plants of Kerala. DVD, V 2, KFRI
    • Henry, Kumari & Chithra (1983). Flora of Tamil Nadu, India vol. 1
    • Herbarium specimen from Mamalakandam, Idukki district, Kerala (not scanned)
  • Read more :
  • Citation : Sankara Rao, K., Deepak Kumar (2024). India Flora Online. http://indiafloraonline-ces.iisc.ac.in/plants.php?name=Desmodium heterocarpon var. heterocarpon. Downloaded on 22 June 2024.

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