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 laxiflorum DC. 

Family: Papilionaceae Genus: Desmodium Species: Desmodium laxiflorum DC. 






Synonym Desmodium diffusum DC., Desmodium macrophyllum Desv. Flower Color White
Common Name Kuro Jhar, Undaorila, Loose-flowered Desmodium Flower Type Solitary
English / Trade Name Loose flowered Desmodium Flowering Period July-Sept
Vernacular /Local Name Porong Khok Manbi Fruiting Period Jan-March
Altitude 100-700 m Fruit Type Pod
Habit Shrub Fruit Details Fruit 6-9 jointed; joints 4 X 1.25 mm, oblong, longitudinally striate
Habitat Occurs in moist deciduous forests also in the plains Bark Type Smooth
Distribution India, Thaiwan and Malesia Bark Details Thin but tough bark
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 to 60-150 cm tall. Stem is woody, and is velvety when young Leaf Details Terminal leaflet to 13 X 10 cm, ovate, acute at apex, rounded at base, densely hairy below, glabrate above; petiole 4 cm long

Specimen's Details / Live Plants Details

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