Desmodium heterophyllum (Willd.) DC.

Common name

English: Hetero

Mandarin: 异叶山蚂蝗 (yi ye shan ma huang)

Classification

Kingdom: Plantae (2505)

  Phylum: Magnoliophyta (2404)

    Class: Magnoliopsida (2036)

      Order: Fabales (229)

        Family: Fabaceae (229) (family description)

          Genus: Desmodium (9)

           Epithet: heterophyllum (Willd.) DC. (2)

Synonyms: Desmodium triflorum var. majus Wight & Arn., Hedysarum heterophyllum Willd., Meibomia heterophylla (Willd.)Kuntze

heterophylla => bearing leaves of more than one kind

heterophyllum => bearing leaves of more than one kind

triflorum => three-flowered

Characteristics

Climate: tropical

Habitat: mesophytic

Habit: herb

Flower colour: violet, pink

External links

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