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Desmodium gangeticum

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Desmodium gangeticum

Desmodium gangeticum
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Eudicots
(unranked): Rosids
Order: Fabales
Family: Fabaceae
Genus: Desmodium
Species: D. gangeticum
Binomial name
Desmodium gangeticum
(L.) DC.[1]

Desmodium gangeticum ( Sanskrit: अंशुमती anshumati, ध्रुवा dhruva, दीर्घमूला dirghamoola, पीवरी pivari, शालपर्णी shalaparni ) is a plant in the Fabaceae family.

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External links

  • Contains a detailed monograph on Desmodium gangeticum (Shalaparni) as well as a discussion of health benefits and usage in clinical practice. Available online at
  • West African plants - A Photo Guide.

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