Manipur Forest Flora
A Comprehensive Database of Ligneous Plants of Manipur (India)
Designed & Developed by Forest Research Institute, Dehradun

Complete Taxonomic details of Species: Desmodium gangeticum  (L.) DC.

Family: Papilionaceae Genus: Desmodium Species: Desmodium gangeticum  (L.) DC.






Synonym Aeschynomene gangetica (L.) Poir., Aeschynomene maculata (L.) Poir. Flower Color White
Common Name Dhruva, Dirghamuli, Shalparni, Pivari, Salpani Flower Type Raceme
English / Trade Name Orila, Sal Leaved Desmodium Flowering Period July-Sept
Vernacular /Local Name Porongkhok Fruiting Period Oct-Dec
Altitude Up to 2000 m Fruit Type Pod
Habit Shrub Fruit Details Fruit 1.2-2.3 X 0.1-0.15 cm, moniliform, 4-7-jointed, reticulate, slightly pubescent with hooked hairs
Habitat Occurs in moist deciduous forests and forest plantations also in the plains Bark Type Smooth
Distribution Paleotropics Bark Details Light yellow and smooth
Distribution in manipur Eastern Origin Native
    Leaf Type Simple
    Leaf Arrangement Alternate (leaves born singly along stem)
    Leaf Shape Ovate
Description of Species An undershrub growing about 24 ft in height with irregularly angled glabrescent, branched stems Leaf Details Leaves 1-foliolate, 5-10 X 1-5 cm base rounded, apex acute, glabrescent above, densely appressed hairy below

Specimen's Details / Live Plants Details

No Specimen Found