Desmodium caudatum

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Desmodium caudatum
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Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Eudicots
(unranked): Rosids
Order: Fabales
Family: Fabaceae
Genus: Desmodium
Species: D. caudatum
Binomial name
Desmodium caudatum
(Thunb.) DC.[1]
Synonyms
  • Catenaria caudata (Thunb.) Schindl.[1]
  • Desmodium laburnifolium (Poir.) DC.[1]
  • Hedysarum caudatum Thunb.[1]
  • Hedysarum laburnifolium Poir.[1]
  • Meibomia laburnifolia (Poir.) Kuntze[1]
  • Ohwia caudatum (Thunb.) H. Ohashi[1]

Desmodium caudatum is a deciduous nitrogen fixing plant in the Fabaceae family. It is found in India, China, Taiwan and other parts of Asia.[2] The shrub grows to a height of about 1.5 m tall.[3] The leaves and roots of the plant are used as an insecticide.[3]

See also

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 1.6 "Desmodium caudatum information from NPGS/GRIN". www.ars-grin.gov. Retrieved 2008-05-02. 
  2. "ohwia - ILDIS LegumeWeb". www.ildis.org. Retrieved 2008-05-02. 
  3. 3.0 3.1 "Desmodium caudatum - Plants For A Future database report". www.pfaf.org. Retrieved 2008-05-02. 


      
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