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  Desmodium longipes
 
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  Family: FABACEAE/LEGUMINOSAE (Subfam.: Papilionoideae)
  Citation:  Desmodium longipes Craib, Bull. Misc. Inform. Kew 1910: 20. 1920.
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  Description: Woody shrubs to 2 m tall, branches flexuous, terete, striate, villous. Leaves alternate, trifoliolate to 20 cm long; terminal leaflets 12-15 x 3-5 cm, oblong lanceolate, lateral nerves about 13 pairs; lateral leaflets obliquely ovate, ca 3.5 x 2.2 cm; lateral nerves 7-8 pairs, scabrid pilose above, chartaceous; petiole ca 5 mm long; stipules subulate, filiform, 1-1.5 cm long, striate, villous. Racemes terminal, to 30 cm long; bracts foliaceous, imbricate, 1.5 cm long, oblong, apex emarginate or rounded. Flowers in dense clusters, pedicels very short. Calyx campanulate, 4 x 2.5 mm, pubescent, 2 lipped. Petals white, standard petal obovate, emarginate, 1 cm long. Ovary sessile, pubescent, outer 4; style glabrous. Pod laterally compressed 1.2-2 cm x 3.5, puberous, 2-4 jointed.
  Habit: Shrub
  Flowering & Fruiting: November-March
  District(s): Wayanad, Thrissur, Thiruvananthapuram
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  Habitat: Cultivated as fodder plant
  Distribution: Tropical Asia
  Aquatic: No
  Epiphyte(s): No
  Saprophyte: No
  Stem parasite: No
  Root parasite: No
  Flower colour(s): White
  Weed: No
  Monocot/Dicot: Dicotyledonous Plants
  Exotic: Yes
  Garden: No
  Edible: No
  Vegetable: No
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