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Alysicarpus ovalifolius (Schumach.) J. Leonard in Bull. Jard. Bot. Etat Brux. 24:88. 1954. Ali in Biologia 12:34. 1966.

  • Desmodium ovalifolium (Schumach.) Walp.
  • Hedyasrum ovalifolium Schumach.

    Annual herb, erect-spreading, 20-60 cm tall. Stem pubescent. Leaf unifoliolate, leaflets 1-10 cm long, 0.6-3 cm broad, elliptic or oblong to narrowly lanceolate, acute to emarginate, mucronate, puberulous, petiole 2-8 mm long, petiolule 1-1.5 mm long, stipules 0.5-2.0 cm long. Inflorescence terminal or leaf-opposed or paniculate, peduncle 3-4 cm long, rachis 3-11 cm long, pedicel 1-2 mm long. Bracts 4-5 mm long. Calyx 4.5-6 mm long, pubescent, teeth 3-4 mm long. Corolla orange-buff to pink or reddish violet rarely whitish, Vexillum 4-6 mm long. Fruit 1.8-2.5 cm long, 2-8-seeded, not constricted, each 1-seeded part 2.5-4 mm long, 2.0-2.5 mm broad, puberulous.

    Fl.Per.: September-October.

    Holotype: Nigere, Ada, Thonning (C).

    Distribution: Pakistan, India (Punjab, Uttar Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh, Bombay, Madras, Saurashtra), Bengal, Tropical Africa, Madagascar, Socotra, Afghanistan, China (Tonkin), Indonesia (Java).


     

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