African Plant Database

Desmodium umbellatum (L.) DC.
Protologue : Prodr. (DC.) 2: 325-326 (1825) 
Information on the genus : Desmodium
Basionym : Hedysarum umbellatum L.
Status for MA : rejected (present), is synonym of : Dendrolobium umbellatum (L.) Benth.
Status for TA : (present)
Synonym(s) Homotypic
 Hedysarum umbellatum L. (1753)
 Dendrolobium umbellatum (L.) Benth. (1852)
Synonym(s) Heterotypic
=Hedysarum australe Willd.
=Desmodium australe (Willd.) DC.
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Spreading shrub to 3-4 m tall, with ± pendulous branches; stems reddish, striate, with upwardly directed soft white pilosity and stipular scars.
Ecology : Sandy beaches, usually just above the high-water mark.
  Madagascar, Réunion, Mauritius; Asia: Sri Lanka, S India, Burma, Indo-China, Malaysia, S China, S Taiwan, Okinawa-Australia-Pacific islands.
  Fruit segments dispersed by sea.
More info on :
see under Jstor_African Plant Initiative
see under Catalogue de Madagascar
see under Missouri Botanical Garden
no map available
Record n°62199 created 2008-10-02 - modified 2008-10-02
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