African Plant Database

Desmodium salicifolium (Poir.) DC.
Protologue : Prodr. (DC.) 2: 337 (1825) 
Information on the genus : Desmodium
Basionym : Hedysarum salicifolium Poir.
Status for MA : accepted (present)
Status for SA : accepted (present)
Status for TA : accepted (present)
Synonym(s) Homotypic
 Desmodium salicifolium (Poir.) DC. var. salicifolium
 Hedysarum salicifolium Poir. (1805)
Synonym(s) Heterotypic
=Desmodium oxybracteum DC. (1825)
=Hedysarum diversifolium Poir. (1805)
=Desmodium diversifolium (Poir.) DC. (1825)
=Hedysarum madagascariense var. lanceolatum Desv.
=Desmodium grande E. Mey.
=Desmodium paleaceum Guill. & Perr. (1832)
Taxon infra-specific
Desmodium salicifolium (Poir.) DC. var. salicifolium
Desmodium salicifolium var. densiflorum B. G. Schub.
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Woody perennial herb or subshrub or shrub with single erect flexuous stem to 3 m long, pithy within, or creeping with ascending to erect inflorescences;
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Ecology : Wet places at the edge of rain-forest; gallery forest river margins; swamps; wet grassland; rain-forest with Chrysophyllum albidum, Cola gigantea, Erythrophleum suaveolens, Parinari excelsa, Milicia excelsa, at edge of forest clearing; etc..
  S. Africa, Namibia, Botswana; Madagascar, Mascarenes.
  Comprises 2 vars.: - Var. densiflorum B. G. Schubert; - var. salicifolium.
  Often confused with Pseudarthria hookeri.
Biol./Eco : Herb; Humid, Subhumid, Dry; Forest, Freshwater Wetland, Anthropic; 0-499 m, 500-999 m, 1000-1499 m, 1500-1999 m; distribution: Africa.
  • Cat. Pl. Vasc. Burkina Faso:229 (2012)
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