African Plant Database


Desmodium velutinum (Willd.) DC.
Family : FABACEAE
Protologue : Prodr. (DC.) 2: 328 (1825)
Information on the genus : Desmodium
Basionym : Hedysarum velutinum Willd.
 
 
Status
Status for SA : accepted (present)
Status for TA : accepted (present)
 
Synonym(s) Homotypic
 Hedysarum velutinum Willd.
 Desmodium velutinum (Willd.) DC. subsp. velutinum
 
Synonym(s) Heterotypic
=Desmodium latifolium DC. (1825) (SA = accepted; TA = rejected)
=Desmodium lasiocarpum (P. Beauv.) DC.
=Hedysarum lasiocarpum P. Beauv.
=Anarthrosyne cordata Klotzsch
=Pseudarthria cordata (Klotzsch) K. Muell.berol. (1870)
=Hedysarum latifolium Roxb. & Ker Gawl.
=Hedysarum deltoides Poir.
=Hedysarum deltoideum Schumach. & Thonn.
 
Taxon infra-specific
Desmodium velutinum (Willd.) DC. subsp. velutinum
 
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Upright woody perennial herb, subshrub or shrub 0,5-3 m tall; stem simple or somewhat branched, reddish, lineate, densely covered with short spreading pale ferruginous hairs when young.
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Ecology : Forest edges; deciduous woodland; wooded and open grassland; humid places in forest gallery; marigot edges; often under shade in savanna; hallow on laterite; clayey soil; sand; soil with fine gravel; etc...
  Tropics of the Old World; widespread. Introduced into Madagascar, tropical America.
  Subsp. longibracteatum (Schindler) H. Ohashi in India- Thailand- Indo- China-Malesia, S China.

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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Map
carte afrique num 62188
 
Record n°62188 modified 2009-01-26
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