Botanical name: Desmodiastrum racemosum Family: Fabaceae (Pea family)
Synonyms: Alysicarpus racemosus, Desmodiastrum racemosum var. racemosum
Raceme Desmodium is an erect annual herb with stem sparsely hairy. Leaves are alternate, lower 1-foliolate, upper ones 3-foliolate. Leaflets are 4.3 x 1.3 cm, obovate or elliptic, blunt, base rounded or slightly heart-shaped, entire, hairless. Leaf-stalks are slightly winged. Flower racemes are covered with hooked hairs. Flowers are small, purple coloured. carried on slender stalks. Calyx is covered with brown hairs. Petals are purple. Pod are 3-4 jointed, slightly protruding, hairless. Raceme Desmodium is found in Andhra Pradesh, Goa, Gujarat, Karnataka, Kerala, Maharashtra, Orissa, Tamil Nadu. Flowering: November-December.
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