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Pakistan | Family List | Papilionaceae | Desmodium

Desmodium multiflorum DC. in Ann.Sci.Nat.Par.ser. 1.4:101. Jan. 1825. Ohashi in Univ. Tokyo Bull.2:272.1971; Ohashi l.c. 110.1973.

  • Desmodium dubium Lindl.
  • Desmodium floribundum G.Don
  • Desmodium sambuense (D. Don)DC.
  • Hedysarum floribundum D.Don
  • Hedysarum sambuense D.Don

    Erect shrub, branches grey silky. Leaf trifoliolate, petiole 2.5-6.5 cm long, leaflets 7.5-10 cm long, c. 5 cm broad, ovate or obovate, rounded at both ends, mucronate, glabrescent above, densely appressed hairy below; stipules c. 7.5 mm long. Inflorescence axillary and terminal panicle, flowers solitary or in pairs. Bracts 6-7 mm long. Pedicel 5- 6 mm long. Calyx c. 4 mm long, pubescent, teeth as long as the tube. Corolla 7.5-10.0 mm long, lilac. Fruit 1.8-2.5 cm long, upper suture slightly or more indented, the lower deeply indented, articles 2.5-4.0 mm long, appressed pubescent.

    Fl.Per.: June-September.

    Type: Nepal, Wallich..

    Distribution: Pakistan (Hazara); Kashmir (Blatter, Beaut.Fl.Kashm. 1:99. 1927); India (Punjab, Kumaon, Bengal, Assam, Upper Burma, Nepal, Sikkim, Bhutan, Thailand, China.


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