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Desmodium triflorum (Linn.) DC., Prodr. 2:334. 1825. Baker in Hook. f.,Fl.Brit.Ind.2:173.1876; Cooke, Fl.Bomb.Pres. (reprint ed.) 1:387.1958. Ohashi l.c. 245.1973.

Vern.:Ran-methi (Cooke l.c.).

  • Hedysarum stipulaceum Burm.f.
  • Hedysarum triflorum Linn.

    Perennial herb, creeping, branches prostrate, rooting at nodes, pubescent. Leaf trifoliolate, petiole 5-7 mm long, leaflets 5-7 mm long, 4-5 mm broad, obovate, cuneate, truncate or emarginate, glabrous above, pubescent below; stipules 3.5-4.5 mm long, obovate, acuminate. Inflorescence axillary fascicles of 1-5 flowers, bracts ovate, acute, ciliate, pedicel 4.5- 5.0 mm long. Calyx 3.5-4.5 mm long, pubescent, teeth longer than the tube. Corolla 5 mm long, pink or white. Fruit 10-16 mm long, 3.5-4.5 mm broad, upper suture straight, lower indented, articles 3-5, as broad as long, puberulous.

    Fl.Per.: July-August.

    Syntypes: Herb.Linn.921.45 (LINN); Herb. Hermann fol. 4,20,21/297 (BM).

    Distribution: Pakistan, Kashmir (R.R.Stewart, Ann.Cat.Vasc.Pl.Pak.Kashm. 403.1972), India, Burma, Nepal, Sikkim, China (Formosa, Canton, Hong Kong, Yunnan, Hainan), Malaysia, Siam, Indonesia, Borneo, Philippines, Papua, Australia (Queensland); Polynesia, Fiji, Samoa, New Caledonia, S.Tropical America and Tropical Africa.


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