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Desmodium repandum (Vahl) DC.
Protologue : Prodr. (DC.) 2: 334 (1825) 
Information on the genus : Desmodium
Basionym : Hedysarum repandum Vahl
Status for MA : accepted (present)
Status for SA : accepted (present)
Status for TA : accepted (present)
Synonym(s) Homotypic
 Hedysarum repandum Vahl (1791)
 Podocarpium repandum (Vahl) Y.C. Yang & P.H. Huang
 Hylodesmum repandum (Vahl) H. Ohashi & R.R. Mill (2000)
Synonym(s) Heterotypic
=Desmodium caffrum Eckl. & Zeyh.
=Desmodium scalpe DC. (1825)
=Desmodium strangulatum Wight & Arn.
=Desmodium aparine Chiov. (1935) non Desmodium aparines (Link) DC.
=Desmodium schimperi A. Rich.
=Aeschynomene remota Poir. (1798)
=Desmodium remotum (Poir.) Drake (1902)
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Perennial herb or slender shrub woody at the base, climbing, scrambling, or forming dense undergrowth 0,3-4 m tall;
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Ecology : Occasional in shady grassland and marginal areas of cultivated land; more often one of the dominant components of shaded places in dry evergreen forest or rain-forest or at the forest margin; riverine vegetation; Podocarpus forest; 400-3050 m alt.
  Tropics and subtropics of the Old World.
Biol./Eco : Herb; Humid, Subhumid; Forest, Anthropic; 500-999 m, 1000-1499 m, 1500-1999 m; distribution: Mascarenes, Africa, Asia,

Bibliography for Tropical Africa :
  • Darbyshire, I. Kordofami, M. & al. (2015). The plants of Sudan and South Sudan, An annoted checklist. Kew Publishing
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Record n°62179 modified 2007-04-02
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