Sunday, July 26, 2015

DRAGON’S TOUNGUE



Botanic name:     Desmodium longipes.

Synonym:           Phyllodium longipes

Malayalam name: Seethamudi, Bala jada.




Family: Fabceae.

Shurb, grows up to 1.5 meter height.

This plant introduced from China and recognized by its distinctive long,pendant scaly sepals, that hides the inflorescence.
 Flowers are white in colour.




MEDICINAL PROPERTIES

It is reported that Desmodium longipes is used as medicine in Thai land.


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