Australian Tropical Rainforest Plants - Online edition
Desmodium heterocarpon var. strigosum Meeuwen
Meeuwen, M.S. Knap van (1961) Reinwardtia 6(1): 95. Type: New Guinea, Kalkman B.W. 3596; holo: L; iso: A, BO, CANB, P.
Flowers and fruits as a herb or a shrub up to 1 m tall.
Middle leaflet blade about 2.5-7 x 2-3 cm, stalk about 7-10 mm long. Lateral leaflet blades about 2-5 x 1-2 cm, stalks about 1-3 mm long. Stipules +/- triangular, about 7-10 mm long, longitudinally ribbed, apex filiform or caudate. Stipels about 1-4 mm long. Lateral veins about 5-7 on each side of the midrib forming loops inside the blade margin. Underside of the leaflet blades clothed in pale appressed hairs.
Flowers about 6-8 mm diam. Each flower subtended by a filiform bract about 3 mm long. Calyx tube about 1 mm long, lobes about 1 mm long. Calyx clothed in very short hairs. Corolla lobes about 4-6 mm long. Stamens 10, the filament of nine stamens fused to form a tube about 4 mm long open on one side. The filament of one stamen completely free. Stamens alternately long and short. Ovary about 5 mm long, clothed in prostrate hairs. Ovules 6-8 to eight per ovary.
Fruits (pods) about 15-20 mm long, segmented, surface densely clothed in hooked hairs. Seeds about 2-3 x 2 mm. Radicle about 0.7 mm long, shorter and narrower than the cotyledons.
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