Desmodium adscendens (Sw.) DC.
var. robustum B.G. Schub.

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Desmodium adscendens var. robustum

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Edge of Aberfoyle Golfcourse

Desmodium adscendens var. robustum

Photo: Bart Wursten
At the bridge of the old power station, Nyahode river, road to Rusitu

Desmodium adscendens var. robustum

Photo: Bart Wursten
Old power station, Nyahode river, road to Rusitu

Desmodium adscendens var. robustum

Photo: Bart Wursten
Old power station, Nyahode river, road to Rusitu

Desmodium adscendens var. robustum

Photo: Bart Wursten
Old power station, Nyahode river, road to Rusitu

Desmodium adscendens var. robustum

Photo: Bart Wursten
Essex road, Vumba

Desmodium adscendens var. robustum

Photo: Bart Wursten
Essex road, Vumba

Desmodium adscendens var. robustum

Photo: Bart Wursten
Top of Essex road, near Vumba rd turn-off, Vumba

Desmodium adscendens var. robustum

Photo: Bart Wursten
Top of Essex road, near Vumba rd turn-off, Vumba

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Synonyms: Hedysarum adscendens Sw.
Common names:
Frequency: Locally common
Status: Native
Description:
Prostrate perennial herb rooting at the nodes or sometimes straggling 20-100 cm long. Stems reddish-brown, covered in spreading white hairs when young. Leaves 3-foliolate with leaflets up to 5.5 × 3.5 cm, elliptic to round or obovate, broadly rounded at the apex, almost hairless or with fine very short hairs above, densely hairy beneath; margin entire; petiole 5-30 mm long. Stipules lanceolate, 7-10 mm long,striate, hairy. Inflorescences mostly terminal alax 2-11 cm long with a peduncle 4-10 cm long. Flowers with standard whitish, greenish-blue, pink or mauve, obovate; wings bright pinkish-mauve; keel greenish-white. Fruit 20-25 mm long, of 2-5 articles, semi-elliptic, joined by narrow necks and covered with short hooked hairs.
Notes:
Derivation of specific name:
Habitat: Various types of woodland and riverine forest.
Altitude range: (metres) Up to 1350 m
Flowering time:
Worldwide distribution: Widespread in tropical Africa.
Zimbabwe distribution: E
Growth form(s):
Endemic status:
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Images last updated: Wednesday 14 September 2011
Literature:

Drummond, R.B. (1972). A list of Rhodesian Legumes. Kirkia 8(2) Page 219.

Strugnell, A.M. (2006). A Checklist of the Spermatophytes of Mount Mulanje, Malawi Scripta Botanica Belgica 34 National Botanic Garden of Belgium Page 97.


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Flora of Malawi: Desmodium adscendens var. robustum
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African Plant Database: Desmodium adscendens
Biodiversity Explorer (Biodiversity of southern Africa): Desmodium adscendens
EOL (Encyclopedia of Life): Desmodium adscendens
ePIC (electronic Plant Information Center): Desmodium adscendens
Flora Zambesiaca web site: Desmodium adscendens
Google: Web - Images - Scholar
GRIN (Germplasm Resources Information Network) taxonomy for plants report for Desmodium adscendens
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Desmodium adscendens
Ispot Southern Africa : Desmodium adscendens
JSTOR Plant Science: Desmodium adscendens
Kew Herbarium catalogue: Desmodium adscendens
Tropicos: Desmodium adscendens
West African Plants database: Desmodium adscendens


Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2002-16

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2016). Flora of Zimbabwe: Species information: Desmodium adscendens var. robustum.
http://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=130770, retrieved 30 May 2016

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