Haryana Forest Flora
A Comprehensive Database of Ligneous Plants of Haryana (India)
Designed & Developed by Bioinformatics Centre,Forest Research Institute, Dehradun

Complete Taxonomic details of Species: Desmodium oojeinense (Roxb.) H.Ohashi 

Family: Papilionaceae Genus: Desmodium Species: Desmodium oojeinense (Roxb.) H.Ohashi ( सांदन )






Synonym Ougeinia dalbergioides Benth., Ougeinia oojeinensis (Roxb.) Hochr. Flower Color Blue - Purple
Common Name Sandan Flower Type Raceme
English / Trade Name Chariot tree Flowering Period Jan-March
Vernacular /Local Name Sandan Fruiting Period April-June
Altitude 300-1500 m Fruit Type Pod
Habit Tree Fruit Details Pods flat, 5 – 10 x 0.2 – 0.6 cm, jointed, joints reticulate veined.
Habitat Dry deciduous forests Bark Type Rugged
Distribution India and Nepal Bark Details The bark, varying from pale pinkish-brown to dark bluish grey, is somewhat rough and exfoliates in irregular thin soft scales.
Distribution in Haryana Ambala, Morni-Pinjore, Yamuna Nagar Origin Native
    Leaf Type Compound
    Leaf Arrangement Alternate (leaves born singly along stem)
    Leaf Shape Trifoliate
Description of Species Medium – sized, deciduous trees, to 12 m high; bark pale – brown, rough. Leaf rachis 5 – 12 cm long, swollen at base; leaflets broadly ovate or obliquely elliptic, terminal largest, 7.5 – 15 x 4.5 – 10 cm, rounded, entire, coriaceous. Flowers pale – pink or pinkish, 8 – 14 mm long, in short, fascicled racemes at the older nodes; bracts scale like. Calyx 3 – 5 mm long, pubescent. Corolla 5 – 14 mm long; vexillum suborbicular, emarginated; wings feathery; keel beaked. Pods flat, 5 – 10 x 0.2 – 0.6 cm, jointed, joints reticulate veined. Leaf Details Leaves pinnately trifoliate, smooth above and lightly pubescent below. Obovate leaflets generally 6-12 cm long, 2-15 cm wide, sizes varying greatly. Leaf margins entire.

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