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Desmodium heterocarpon (L.) DC.
Family Fabaceae
Subfamily Faboideae
Desmodium heterocarpon (L.) DC. APNI*

Description: Procumbent to ascending subshrub or herb to c. 1.8 m high; stems with spreading or appressed hairs or ± glabrous.

Leaves 3-foliolate; leaflets oblong or elliptic to ± circular, 1.3–7 cm long, 8–45 mm wide, apex obtuse to acute, upper surface with a few appressed hairs, lower surface appressed-hairy; petiole 10–35 mm long; stipules 7–15 mm long.

Racemes 3–15 cm long, 10–100-flowered; pedicels 2–5 mm long. Flowers mostly 4–6 mm long, white to violet-blue.

Pod 10–30 mm long, ± glabrous to covered with hooked hairs; articles 2–8, each c. 3 mm long,.


Flowering: summer–autumn.

Distribution and occurrence: Chiefly grows in sclerophyll forest; not common.
NSW subdivisions: NC
Other Australian states: Qld
AVH map***

Text by C. Gardner & T. A. James
Taxon concept:

One variety in NSW : Desmodium heterocarpon var. heterocarpon

APNI* Provides a link to the Australian Plant Name Index (hosted by the Australian National Botanic Gardens) for comprehensive bibliographic data
***The AVH map option provides a detailed interactive Australia wide distribution map drawn from collections held by all major Australian herbaria participating in the Australian Virtual Herbarium project.
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