Desmodium elegans DC.

First published in Ann. Sci. Nat. (Paris) 4: 100 (1825)
This species is a synonym of Sunhangia elegans

This name is accepted following an alternative taxonomy by these authorities:

  • Dash, S.S. (2009 publ. 2010). The genus Desmodium Desv. (Leguminosae) and it's allied genera in Arunachal Pradesh. Bulletin of Arunachal Forest Research 25: 18-33. [Cited as Desmodium elegans.]
  • Govaerts, R. (2000). World Checklist of Seed Plants Database in ACCESS D: 1-30141. [Cited as Desmodium elegans .]
  • Kumar, S. & Sane, P.V. (2003). Legumes of South Asia. A Checklist: 1-536. Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. [Cited as Desmodium elegans.]
  • Rechinger, K.H. & al. (1984). Papilionaceae II. Flora Iranica 157: 1-499. Naturhistorisches Museums Wien. [Cited as Desmodium elegans.]
  • Sekar, K.C. & Srivastava, S.K. (2009). Additions to the flora of Lahaul-Spiti from Pin valley national park. Journal of Economic and Taxonomic Botany 33: 22-25. [Cited as Desmodium elegans.]
  • Wu, Z. & Raven, P.H. (eds.) (2010). Flora of China 10: 1-642. Science Press (Beijing) & Missouri Botanical Garden Press (St. Louis). [Cited as Desmodium elegans.]

International Legume Database and Information Service

  • Bean, W. J. (1970). Trees and Shrubs Hardy in the British Isles, Ed 8 Vols 1-4
  • Kumar, S. & Sane PV (2003). Legumes of South Asia: a check-list. RBG Kew.

Other Data

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