Desmodium triquetrum (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 triquetrum L.
  • Synonym(s) : Aeschynomene triquetra A.St.-Hil. ex Steud.; Desmodium acrocarpum Hance; Desmodium auriculatum DC.; Desmodium triquetrum (L.) DC.; Hedysarum auriculatum Link; Hedysarum triquetrum L.; Heteroloma auriculatum Desv. ex DC.; Meibomia triquetra (L.) Kuntze; Pteroloma auriculatum (DC.) Schindl.; Pteroloma auriculatum Desv. ex DC.; Pteroloma triquetrum (L.) Benth.; Tadehagi andamanicum (N.P.Balakr. & N.G.Nair) S.P.Mathew; Tadehagi auriculatum (DC.) H.Ohashi; Tadehagi triquetrum subsp. andamanicum N.P.Balakr. & N.G.Nair; Tadehagi triquetrum subsp. auriculatum (DC.) H.Ohashi; Tadehagi triquetrum var. palawanensis H.Ohashi
  • Species Name (as per The IPNI) : Tadehagi triquetrum (L.) H.Ohashi
  • Vernacular name :
    • Doddotte (Kannada)
    • Dammidi (Telugu)
    • Salaparni (Oria)
    • Adakkapaanal, Adakkachokki (Malayalam)
  • Habit : Undershrub
  • Habitat : Tropical semi-evergreen forests, Tropical moist deciduous forests, and plains
  • Key identification features : Petiole winged
  • Flower, Fruit : July-March
  • Distribution :
    • Andhra Pradesh : Anantapur district, Chittoor district, Kadapa district, East Godavari district, Guntur district, Krishna district, Kurnool district, Nellore district, Prakasam district, Srikakulam district, Vishakapatnam district, Vizianagaram district, West Godavari district
    • Telangana : Nalgonda district, Khammam district, Mehboobnagar district
    • Karnataka : Ballari district, Kolar district, Chamarajanagar district, Hassan district, Chikkamagaluru district, Dakshina Kannada district, Davanagare district, Kodagu (Coorg) district, Mysuru district, Shivamogga district, Uttara Kannada district
    • Kerala : All districts of Kerala
    • Maharashtra : Thane district
    • Odisha : Angul district, Balasore district, Bargarh district, Bolangir district, Boudh district, Cuttack district, Deogarh district, Dhenkanal district, Gajapati district, Ganjam district, Kalhandi district, Kandhamal district, Kendrapara district, Keonjhar district, Khurda district, Koraput district, Malkangiri district, Mayurbhanj district, Puri district, Rayagada district, Sambalpur district, Sundergarh district
    • Tamil Nadu : Coimbatore district, Dindigul district, Dharmapuri district, Kanchipuram (Changalpattu-CGP) district, Karur district, Krishnagiri district, Madurai district, Namakkal district, Pudukkottai district, Sivaganga district, Salem district, Tiruchirapalli district, Tiruvannamalai district, Villipuram district, Vellore district
    • Uttarakhand : Uttarakhand
    • Sikkim : Sikkim
    • Himachal Pradesh : Himachal Pradesh
    • Arunachal Pradesh : Arunachal Pradesh
    • Meghalaya : Meghalaya
    • Assam : Assam
    • Nagaland : Nagaland
    • Mizoram : Mizoram
    • Andaman and Nicobar Islands : North and Middle Andaman,South Andaman, Ritchie\'s Archipelago taluk (Havelock Island), Rongat streams and Bomlungta
    • Manipur : Manipur
    • Tripura : Tripura
  • Native : Andaman Islands, Bangladesh, Bhutan, Bismarck Archipelago, Cambodia, China, Hainan, India, Laos, Malaya, Myanmar, Nansei-shoto, Nepal, New Guinea, Philippines, Sri Lanka, Taiwan, Thailand, Vietnam
  • Exotic/Native : Native
  • World Distribution : Andaman Islands, Bangladesh, Bhutan, Bismarck Archipelago, Cambodia, China, Hainan, India, Laos, Malaya, Myanmar, Nansei-shoto, Nepal, New Guinea, Philippines, Sri Lanka, Taiwan, Thailand, Vietnam
  • Conservation Status : Not Evaluated (NE)
  • Literature :
    • Pullaiah et al., 2001 - Flora of Eastern Ghats Vol. 2
    • J.L.Ellis, 1987- Flora of Nallamalais Vol. 1
    • H.O. Saxena & M. Brahmam, 1994- Flora of Orissa Vol. 1
    • R. S. Rao et al., 1986 - Flora of West Godavari 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
    • Saldanha & Nicolson, 1976 – Flora of Hassan district
    • Cecil J. Saldanha, S. R. Ramesh (1984). Flora of Karnatka State vol. 1. Oxford and IBH Publishing Co, New Delhi
    • Gowda, 2004 – Flora of Sringeri district
    • Rao & Razi, 1981 – A Synoptic Flora of Mysore District
    • Keshava Murthy & Yoganarasimhan, 1990 – Flora of Coorg district
    • Gopalakrishna Bhat, 2003 – Flora of Udupi district
    • Manjunath et al., 2003 – Flora of Davanagere district
    • Gopalakrishna Bhat, 2014 - Flora of South Kanara
    • Parkinson, C.E. 1923. A Forest Flora of the Andaman Islands, Govt. of India, Shimla
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  • Read more :
  • Citation : Sankara Rao, K., Deepak Kumar (2024). India Flora Online. http://indiafloraonline-ces.iisc.ac.in/plants.php?name=Desmodium triquetrum. Downloaded on 25 May 2024.

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