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Classification

Kingdom: Plantae (2509)

  Phylum: Magnoliophyta (2408)

    Class: Magnoliopsida (2040)

      Order: Fabales (231)

        Family: Fabaceae (231) (family description)

          Genus: Desmodium (9)

           Epithet: laxiflorum DC. (1)

Synonyms: Desmodium diffusum DC., Desmodium macrophyllum Desv., Desmodium rottleri (Spreng.) G.Don, Desmodium scabrellum Miq., Hedysarum recurvatum Roxb., Meibomia laxiflora (DC.) Kuntze

laxiflora => loose flowered

laxiflorum => loose flowered

recurvatum => recurved, curved backwards

scabrellum => somewhat rough

Characteristics

Climate: tropical

Habit: herb

Flower colour: violet

External links

Check for Desmodium laxiflorum at World Flora Online, GBIF or IPNI

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