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Common name

Mandarin: 小叶三点金 (xiao ye san dian jin)

Classification

Kingdom: Plantae (2509)

  Phylum: Magnoliophyta (2408)

    Class: Magnoliopsida (2040)

      Order: Fabales (231)

        Family: Fabaceae (231) (family description)

          Genus: Desmodium (9)

           Epithet: microphyllum (Thunb.) DC. (1)

Synonyms: Desmodium parvifolium DC., Desmodium parvifolium DC., Hedysarum microphyllum Thunb., Hedysarum microphyllum Murray, Hedysarum microphyllum Thunb.

microphyllum => small-leaved

parvifolium => having small leaves

Characteristics

Climate: sub-tropical, tropical

Habit: herb

Flower colour: violet, pink

External links

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

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