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Two-Joint Desmodium   
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Two-Joint Desmodium
P Native Photo: S. Kasim
Common name: Two-Joint Desmodium
Botanical name: Dicerma biarticulatum    Family: Fabaceae (Pea family)
Synonyms: Aphyllodium biarticulatum, Desmodium biarticulatum

Two-Joint Desmodium is a spreading subshrub, base woody, leaves trifoliate, 1 cm, leaflets elliptic/obovate 0.6-1 x 0.4-0.60 cm, laterals less than half as long as at branch-ends, equilateral, stem-clasping, Flowers are borne in racemes 3.5-5 cm long. Flowers are 4 mm across, flame coloured, monadelphous, Pod is oblong, 6 x 2.5 mm indented on both margins, articles densely rusty-woolly.

Identification credit: S. Kasim Photographed in Ranipet, Tamil Nadu.

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