Desmodium salicifolium (Poir.) DC.
var. salicifolium

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Synonyms: Desmodium paleaceum Guill. & Perr.
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Status: Native
Derivation of specific name: salicifolium: leaves like a willow (Salix sp.)
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Worldwide distribution:
Zimbabwe distribution: N,W,C,E,S
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Baumann, G. (2005). Photographic Guide to Wildflowers of Malawi Wildlife and Environmental Society of Malawi Pages 34 - 35. (Includes a picture).

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

Setshogo, M.P. (2005). Preliminary checklist of the plants of Botswana. Sabonet Report no. 37. Sabonet, Pretoria and Gaborone Page 64.

Strugnell, A.M. (2006). A Checklist of the Spermatophytes of Mount Mulanje, Malawi Scripta Botanica Belgica 34 National Botanic Garden of Belgium Page 98.

Timberlake, J.R. & Childes, S.L. (2004). Biodiversity of the Four Corners Area: Technical Reviews Volume Two (Chapter 5-15) Appendix 5-1: Plant Checklist Occasional Publications in Biodiversity 15 Page 211.


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Flora of Botswana: Desmodium salicifolium var. salicifolium
Flora of Caprivi: Desmodium salicifolium var. salicifolium
Flora of Malawi: Desmodium salicifolium var. salicifolium
Flora of Mozambique: Desmodium salicifolium var. salicifolium
Flora of Zambia: Desmodium salicifolium var. salicifolium

External websites:

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

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 salicifolium var. salicifolium., retrieved 30 May 2016

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