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Classification

Kingdom: Plantae (2633)

  Phylum: Tracheophyta (2537)

    Class: Magnoliopsida (2145)

      Order: Fabales (241)

        Family: Fabaceae (241)(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

diffusum => spread about, wildly or loosely spreading

laxiflora => loose flowered

laxiflorum => loose flowered

macrophyllum => large leaved

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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