Desmodium styracifolium (Osbeck) Merr.

 
  • 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 styracifolium Osbeck
  • Synonym(s) : Desmodium retroflexum (L.) DC.; Hedysarum retroflexum L.
  • Species Name (as per The IPNI) : Desmodium styracifolium (Osbeck) Merr.
  • Habit : Shrub
  • Habitat : Tropical moist deciduous forests
  • Key identification features : Large shrub with purple flowers
  • Flower, Fruit : March-October
  • Distribution :
    • Karnataka : Bengaluru district, Udupi district, Dakshina Kannada district
    • Kerala : Idukki district
    • Tamil Nadu : Madurai district
  • World Distribution : Indo-Malesia, China
  • 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
    • Sasidharan, N. 2011. Flowering plants of Kerala. DVD, V 2, KFRI
    • Henry, Kumari & Chithra (1983). Flora of Tamil Nadu, India vol. 1.
  • Read more :
  • Citation : Sankara Rao, K., Deepak Kumar (2024). India Flora Online. http://indiafloraonline-ces.iisc.ac.in/plants.php?name=Desmodium styracifolium. Downloaded on 15 June 2024.

Botanical Description

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India Distribution

World Distribution

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