Yunnan 2010 Caprifoliaceae for the Flora of China


Desmodium microphyllum (Thunb.) DC.    

Region:Yunnan; Kunming prefecture; Xundian huizu yizu Zizhixian district
Gazetteer:Near Ke du zhen (town). 104 km on 171 county road from Kunming to Jiao Zi shan (mountain).
Coordinates: 25.5741 N, 102.8452 E  Alt: 2194m 

Herb 15 cm tall. Flowers mauve-pink.
Secondary Pinus yunnanensis forest with Quercus. Canopy 5 m tall. Growing in leaf litter in forest clearing with Rhododendron, Agrimonia, Fragaria and Ranunculus.

Identification Notes:Verified with Flora of China online Tribe Desmodieae. Leaves 3-foliolate with 1-foliolate leaves near base of stem, leaflets with stipels. Stamens diadelphous 9 fused + 1. Flowers in racemes.
Ancillary Collections: Photos 

Borosova, R.; Guo, Y.; Landrein, S.; Liu, C. & Osborne, J.#904               18 July 2010

morphological details

flowers flowers androecium androecium gynoecium gynoecium

legume legume

legume base legume base

dehisced legume dehisced legume

seeds seeds seeds seeds root root
stipule stipule single leaflet leaf single leaflet leaf leaf rachis leaf rachis
trifoliolate leaf trifoliolate leaf adaxial leaf surface adaxial leaf surface abaxial leaf surface abaxial leaf surface
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flowering plant
Herbarium voucher
Herbarium voucher

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