African Plant Database

Desmodium triflorum (L.) DC.
Protologue : Prodr. (DC.) 2: 334 (1825) 
Information on the genus : Desmodium
Basionym : Hedysarum triflorum L.
Status for MA : accepted (present)
Status for TA : accepted (present)
Synonym(s) Homotypic
 Hedysarum triflorum L. (1753)
 Meibomia triflora (L.) Kuntze
 Sagotia triflora (L.) Duchass. & Walp.
Synonym(s) Heterotypic
=Hedysarum granulatum Schumach. & Thonn.
=Desmodium granulatum (Schumach. & Thonn.) Walp.
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Prostrate creeping annual or perennial herb, often branched from the base or rooting at the nodes (suggesting a Trifolium); often mat-forming; stem terete and striate or angular, moderately to densely long white pilose.
Ecology : Grassland; weed of cultivated ground, by roadsides, in sandy places, lawns, forming small to large mats; sand near beach; dambos; near sea-level-1800 m alt.
  Pantropical; extending into southern U.S.A.
Biol./Eco : Herb; Humid, Subhumid, Dry; Grassland, Anthropic; 0-499 m; distribution: New World,

Bibliography for Tropical Africa :
  • 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°62198 modified 2007-04-02
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