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7b. Hylodesmum podocarpum subsp. fallax (Schindler) H. Ohashi & R. R. Mill, Edinburgh J. Bot. 57: 182. 2000.

宽卵叶长柄山蚂蝗 kuan luan ye chang bing shan ma huang

Desmodium fallax Schindler, Bot. Jahrb. Syst. 54: 55. 1916; D. podocarpum subsp. fallax (Schindler) H. Ohashi; Hylodesmum podocarpum var. fallax (Schindler) X. F. Gao; Podocarpium fallax (Schindler) C. Chen & X. J. Cui; P. podocarpum var. fallax (Schindler) Y. C. Yang & P. H. Huang.

Herbs, 70-100 cm tall. Stem pubescent. Terminal leaflet broadly ovate or ovate, 3.5-12 × 2.5-8 cm, both surfaces ad­pressed pubescent, base broadly cuneate or suborbicular, apex acuminate or caudate-acute. Fl. Aug-Nov. 2n = 22.

Roadsides on mountain slopes, thickets, sparse forests, forest mar­gins; 300-1400 m. Anhui, Fujian, Gansu, Guangdong, Guangxi, Gui­zhou, ?Hainan, Hubei, Hunan, Jiangsu, Jiangxi, Shaanxi, Shanxi, Si­chuan, Yunnan, Zhejiang [Japan, Korea].

The whole plant is used medicinally for treating dysentery and rheumatism. As well, it is used as forage for livestock.


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