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Common name

English: Florida Beggarweed

Classification

Kingdom: Plantae (2616)

  Phylum: Tracheophyta (2519)

    Class: Magnoliopsida (2128)

      Order: Fabales (239)

        Family: Fabaceae (239)(family description)

          Genus: Desmodium (9)

            Epithet: tortuosum (Sw.)DC. (2)

Synonyms: Meibomia purpurea (Mill.)Small, Meibomia tortuosa (Sw.)Kuntze

purpurea => purple

tortuosa => twisted, entangled

tortuosum => twisted, entangled

Characteristics

Climate: tropical

Habit: herb

Flower colour: violet

External links

Check for Desmodium tortuosum at

World Flora Online, GBIF or IPNI

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