Desmodium umbellatum (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
  • Synonym(s) : Aeschynomene arborea L.; Dendrolobium australe (Willd.) Benth.; Dendrolobium umbellatum var. hirsutum Pedley; Dendrolobium umbellatum f. hirsutum (DC.) H.Ohashi; Desmodium arboreum (Roxb.) G.Don; Desmodium australe (Willd.) DC.; Desmodium grandifolium DC.; Hedysarum arboreum Roxb.; Hedysarum australe Willd.; Hedysarum ellipticum Zipp. ex Miq.; Hedysarum grandifolium Hornem.; Hedysarum ovatum Noronha; Hedysarum reflexum Reinw. ex Blume; Hedysarum thunbergianum Steud.; Hedysarum umbellatum L.; Meibomia australis (Willd.) Kuntze; Meibomia umbellata (L.) Kuntze; Ormocarpum australe Desv.; Ormocarpum oblongum Desv.; Ormocarpum umbellatum Desv.
  • Species Name (as per The IPNI) : Dendrolobium rugosum var. moniliferum H.Ohashi
  • Vernacular name :
    • Jenu kaddi gida (Kannada)
  • Habit : Shrub
  • Distribution :
    • Karnataka : Kodagu (Coorg) district, Uttara Kannada district
    • Andaman and Nicobar Islands : Andaman and Nicobar Islands
  • Native : India, Bangladesh, Bismarck Archipelago, Borneo, Cambodia, Caroline Is., China Southeast, Fiji, India, Jawa, Kenya, Lesser Sunda Is., Madagascar, Malaya, Maldives, Maluku, Mauritius, Myanmar, Nansei-shoto, New Caledonia, New Guinea, Nicobar Is., Niue, Phi
  • Exotic/Native : Native
  • 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
    • Keshava Murthy & Yoganarasimhan, 1990 – Coorg
    • Parkinson, C.E. 1923. A Forest Flora of the Andaman Islands, Govt. of India, Shimla
    • 151
  • Read more :
  • Citation : Sankara Rao, K., Deepak Kumar (2024). India Flora Online. http://indiafloraonline-ces.iisc.ac.in/plants.php?name=Desmodium umbellatum. Downloaded on 13 June 2024.

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