African Plant Database

Desmodium ramosissimum G. Don
Protologue : Gen. Hist. 2: 294 (1832) 
Notes : in Fl. W. Trop. Africa, ed. 2 =>Desmodium mauritianum (Willd.) DC.
Information on the genus : Desmodium
Status for MA : accepted (present)
Status for TA : accepted (present)
Synonym(s) Heterotypic
=Desmodium mauritianum (Willd.) DC. (1825)
=Desmodium fruticulosum (Schumach. & Thonn.) Walp.
=Hedysarum fruticulosum Schumach. & Thonn.
=Hedysarum fruticulosum Desv. (1826)
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Perennial erect semi-woody herb to branching shrub 0,1-2 m tall; stem terete to angular, light brown to reddish, striate to grooved, moderately to abundantly strigose with upwardly directed appressed hairs (rarely spreading).
Ecology : Grassland; dry sandy open areas; open forest; cliffs; wooded savanna on hardpan; woodland; also ruderal; path sides; clearings; Brachystegia and mixed deciduous woodland; 500-2000 m alt.
  Bioko/Fernando Poo; Madagascar, Mascarenes.
Biol./Eco : Herb, Shrub; Humid, Subhumid; Forest, Anthropic; 0-499 m, 500-999 m, 1000-1499 m; distribution: Mascarenes, Africa,

Bibliography for Tropical Africa :
  • Boudet G. & J.P. Lebrun (1986). Catalogue des plantes vasculaires du Mali. Etudes et Synthèses IEMVT 16
  • 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
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Record n°62194 modified 2007-04-02
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