Desmodium triflorum (L.) DC.

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Desmodium triflorum

Photo: Mark Hyde
Harry Pichanick Drive, Alexandra Park, Harare

Desmodium triflorum

Photo: Mark Hyde
Harry Pichanick Drive, Alexandra Park, Harare

Desmodium triflorum

Photo: Mark Hyde
Near entrance to MacDonald Park, Harare

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Synonyms: Hedysarum triflorum L.
Common names: Three-flower tick-trefoil (English)
Frequency:
Status: Introduced
Description:
Prostrate, annual or perennial herb, forming large mats. Stems much-branched, bristly hairy. Leaves resembling a Trifolium, 3-foliolate; leaflets 4-14 × 4-12 mm, obovate, rounded to emarginate at the apex, glabrous above, pilose beneath; petiole 4-11 mm long. Flowers 1-3 in leaf axils, borne on 5-10 mm pedicels. Calyx hairy. Standard blue, purple, reddish or pink. Fruit of 2-5 articles; one margin ± straight, the other indented; articles 2-3.5 mm long. Seeds brown.
Notes:
Derivation of specific name: triflorum: with flowers in threes
Habitat: A weed of lawns and roadsides
Altitude range: (metres)
Flowering time:
Worldwide distribution: Widespread in the tropics.
Zimbabwe distribution: C
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Endemic status:
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Images last updated: Thursday 3 June 2010
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African Plant Database: Desmodium triflorum
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Flora Zambesiaca web site: Desmodium triflorum
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GRIN (Germplasm Resources Information Network) taxonomy for plants report for Desmodium triflorum
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Desmodium triflorum
Ispot Southern Africa : Desmodium triflorum
JSTOR Plant Science: Desmodium triflorum
Kew Herbarium catalogue: Desmodium triflorum
Tropicos: Desmodium triflorum
West African Plants database: Desmodium triflorum


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 triflorum.
http://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=130900, retrieved 29 May 2016

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