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Common name

English: Hetero

Mandarin: 异叶山蚂蝗 (yi ye shan ma huang)


Kingdom: Plantae (2659)

  Phylum: Tracheophyta (2572)

    Class: Magnoliopsida (2167)

      Order: Fabales (241)

        Family: Fabaceae (241)(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


Climate: tropical

Habitat: mesophytic

Habit: herb

Flower colour: violet, pink

External links

Check for Desmodium heterophyllum at

World Flora Online, GBIF or IPNI


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