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Desmodium triflorum Three-flower beggarweed Daun duduk Fabaceae

Desmodium triflorum, Three-flower beggarweed, Fabaceae, Daun duduk

Common Name(s): Threeflower ticktrefoil; Three-flower beggarsweed.
Habit: Herbs, annual, broad-leaved (forbs), up to 1 m high, 3 m in diameter.
Leaves: Alternate, spiral, compound, ternate, 1418 mm long overall, stipulate, petiolate, petiole 510 mm long. Leaflet blade 6.512 mm long, 711 mm wide, obovate or orbicular, base tapering, margins entire, apex obcordate. Blade with indumentum. Indumentum hairy.
Flowers: Solitary, axillary, predominantly pink or purple or blue, very irregular, the floral asymmetry involving the perianth, pedicellate, pedicel 58.5 mm long, perianth 2 -whorled. Calyx 34 mm long, 5 sepals, all sepals joined. Corolla 4 mm long, 5 petals, some petals joined. Stamens 10, free of the perianth, both opposite and alternating with the corolla parts, coherent to each other. Anthers versatile, dehiscing via longitudinal slits. Ovary monomerous, superior, 1 -celled. Ovules 4 per cell. Styles 1, simple.
Fruit: Lomentaceous, a loment, non-fleshy, 1017 mm long, 3 mm wide.Medical use :Leaves for wounds, abscesses and ulcers, also against boils. Root as laxative while whole plant known to treat ulcer, stomachache, rheumatism and used as febrifuge.