Hanslia ormocarpoides (DC.) H.Ohashi
Ohashi, O. (2004) Journal Japanese Botany 79: 156-157.
Usually flowers and fruits as a shrub about 1-2 m tall.
Petioles about 3 cm long, deeply grooved on the upper surface. Leaf blades about 10-11 x 5.5-6.5 cm. Stipels present about 2-4 mm below the base of the leaf blade, each stipel about 3 mm long. Underside of the leaf blade puberulous. Stipules about 3-5 mm long. Lateral veins curving but not forming distinct loops inside the blade margin.
Flowers without any obvious odour. Racemes long (about 30-60 cm), pendulous. Calyx about 3 mm long. The broadest sepal is minutely 2-lobed at the apex. Corolla about 4-5 mm long. Petals stalked, i.e. clawed. Stamens 10, the filaments of nine stamens fused to form a tube with the anthers alternately higher and lower. One stamen completely free. Ovules about five. Style curved like a shepherds crook.
A locally common species of rainforest margins in the tropics. Of no grazing significance. Hacker (1990).
Desmodium ormocarpoides DC., (1825) Prodromus 2: 327. Type: in Java. Hedys. ormocarpoides. Desv.! in herb. .. (v.s. in h. Venten nunc Deless.). Desmodium dependens Blume ex Miq., Flora van Nederlandsch Indie 1(1): 248(), Type: D. dependens Blume Herb. L.B. Ob legumen valde juvenile sectio dubia .. Moluksche eilanden. Nieuw Guinea.