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Pakistan | Family List | Papilionaceae | Desmodium

Desmodium concinnum DC., Prodr. 2:335. 1825. Baker in Hook.f., Fl.Brit.Ind.2:170.1876, pro parte; Parker, For.Fl. Punj. 3rd.ed. 152. 1956; Ohashi l.c. 179.1973.

  • Desmodium pendulum Wall.

    Shrub, 180-240 cm tall, branches drooping, glabrous or pubescent, purplish brown. Leaf trifoliolate, petiole 1.2-2.5 cm long, leaflets 5-7.5 cm long, 2.5-3.0 cm broad, elliptic-oblong, rounded at both ends, mucronate, finely pubescent on both sides; stipules 7.5-12.5 mm long. Inflorescence long axillary and terminal drooping raceme. Bracts 6-7 mm long, ciliate. Pedicels 7.5-13.0 mm long. Calyx 2.5-3.0 mm long, teeth as long as the tube. Corolla 7.5-8.0 mm long, dark blue. Fruit 12.5-18.5 cm long, c. 2.5 mm broad, stipitate, upper suture wavy, lower deeply indented between the seeds, articles 2.5-3.0 mm long, pubescent, 1-6-seeded.

    Fl.Per.: September-November.

    Holotype: Nepal, Wallich (G-not seen).

    Distribution: Pakistan, Kashmir, India (Punjab, Kumaon, Bengal), Nepal, Sikkim.


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