African Plant Database


Desmodium hirtum Guill. & Perr.
Family : FABACEAE
Protologue : Fl. Seneg. Tent. 209 (1832)
Information on the genus : Desmodium
 
 
Status
Status for MA : rejected (present), is synonym of : Grona hirta (Guill. & Perr.) H. Ohashi & K. Ohashi
Status for SA : rejected (present), is synonym of : Grona hirta (Guill. & Perr.) H. Ohashi & K. Ohashi
Status for TA : rejected (present), is synonym of : Grona hirta (Guill. & Perr.) H. Ohashi & K. Ohashi
 
Synonym(s) Homotypic
 Desmodium hirtum Guill. & Perr. var. hirtum
 Grona hirta (Guill. & Perr.) H. Ohashi & K. Ohashi (2019)
 Grona hirta (Guill. & Perr.) H. Ohashi & K. Ohashi var. hirta
 
Synonym(s) Heterotypic
=Desmodium hirtum f. compressum B.G. Schub. (1952)
=Desmodium boivinianum Baill. (1884)
=Desmodium humblotianum Baill. (1884)
 
Taxon infra-specific
Desmodium hirtum Guill. & Perr. var. hirtum
 
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Prostrate to erect annual or perennial herb or subshrub; stem slender 0,5-2 m tall, distinctly and laxly spreading pilose; sometimes mat-forming, with adventitious roots.
Ecology : Grassland; sandy soils; pool on laterite or in clayey places; bare mud; crevices of basalt pavement rocks; dambos; mixed deciduous woodland; 400-1520 m alt.
  S. Africa; Madagascar (var. hirtum).
  Comprises 2 vars. Var. delicatulum (A. Rich.) Harms ex Bak. f. (bas.: D. delicatulum A. Rich.) with 2 forms.
  Widespread but apparently not abundant throughout tropical Africa. Very closely related to D. heterophyllum (Willd.) DC. from Asia and perhaps conspecific. Sometimes confused with D. setigerum.
Mada.
Biol./Eco : Herb; Subhumid; Grassland; 0-499 m, 500-999 m, 1000-1499 m, 1500-1999 m; distribution: Africa.

Bibliography for Tropical Africa :
  • Peyre de Fabrègues B. & J. P. Lebrun (1976). Catalogue des plantes vasculaires du Niger. Maison Alfort
  • Boudet G. & J.P. Lebrun (1986). Catalogue des plantes vasculaires du Mali. Etudes et Synthèses IEMVT 16
  • Cat. Pl. Vasc. Burkina Faso:228 (2012)
  • Darbyshire, I. Kordofami, M. & al. (2015). The plants of Sudan and South Sudan, An annoted checklist. Kew Publishing
  • César J. & C. Chatelain (2019). Flore illustrée du Tchad. Conservatoire et Jardin botaniques de Genève, Coopération Suisse & Univ. N'Djaména
 
More info on :
see under Jstor_African Plant Initiative
see under chg
see under Flore d'Afrique Centrale
see under Catalogue de Madagascar
see under African Plants - a Photo Guide
see under Tropicos.org. Missouri Botanical Garden
 
Map
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Record n°176732 modified 2007-04-19
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