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: Phyllodium pulchellum (Linn.) Desv.

Family: Papilionaceae Genus: Phyllodium Species: Phyllodium pulchellum (Linn.) Desv.( भट्टा,थापि )






Synonym Desmodium pulchellum (Linn.) Benth., Meibomia pulchella (Linn.) Kuntze, Zornia pulchella (Linn.) Pers. Flower Color White
Common Name Jatsalpan Flower Type Raceme
English / Trade Name Showy Desmodium Flowering Period July-Sept
Vernacular /Local Name Bhatta ,Thapi Fruiting Period Oct-Dec
Altitude Upto 900m Fruit Type Pod
Habit Shrub Fruit Details Pods Are Oblong, Hairy And Usually Of 2, Rarely 1- Or 3 Jointed
Habitat Commonly Found In Wastelands On Hills, Roadsides And Sparse Forests On Mountain Slopes Bark Type Smooth
Distribution India ,Sri Lanka,Southern China,Taiwan And The Ryukyu Islands Throughout Southeast Asia,Northern Australia And The Solomon Islands Bark Details Smooth And Grey In Colour
Distribution in Haryana Ambala, Karnal, Kurukshetra, Morni-Pinjore Origin Native
    Leaf Type Simple
    Leaf Arrangement Alternate (leaves born singly along stem)
    Leaf Shape Ovate
Description of Species Shrubs, 0.5-2 m tall. Branchlets white or gray pubescent. Petiole 5-7 mm, terminal leaflet blade ovate, elliptic, or obovate, 6-10 × 2.5-4.5 cm, ca. 2 × as long as lateral leaflets. Lateral veins 6-10 on each side of midvein. Flowers 5 or 6, enclosed by pair of leaflike bracts, bracts orbicular, 1-1.5 cm in diam., both surfaces slightly pubescent, ciliate. Pedicel 2-3 mm, pubescent. Calyx ca. 2 mm. Corolla white or pale yellow, standard 5-6 mm, base attenuate, shortly and broadly clawed. Pistil 6-7 mm. Style 4.5-5.5 mm. Legume ca. 6 × 2.5 mm, slightly constricted on both sutures, usually 2-jointed, articles glabrous or sparsely pubescent and ciliate. Seed broadly elliptic or nearly orbicular, 2.2-2.8 × ca. 2 mm Leaf Details Leaves Are 3-foliate. Leaflets Are Finely Hairy Beneath, The Middle One Being Oblong, 8-13 Cm Long And More Than Twice As Large As The Lateral Ones

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