Ohwia caudata

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Ohwia caudata
Desmodium caudatum Da310019.jpg
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Eudicots
(unranked): Rosids
Order: Fabales
Family: Fabaceae
Genus: Ohwia
Species: O. caudata
Binomial name
Ohwia caudata
(Thunb.) H.Ohashi[1]
  • Desmodium caudatum (Thunb.) DC.[2]
  • Catenaria caudata (Thunb.) Schindl.[2]
  • Desmodium laburnifolium (Poir.) DC.[2]
  • Hedysarum caudatum Thunb.[2]
  • Hedysarum laburnifolium Poir.[2]
  • Meibomia laburnifolia (Poir.) Kuntze[2]
  • Ohwia caudatum (Thunb.) H. Ohashi[2]

Ohwia caudata, formerly Desmodium caudatum, is a deciduous nitrogen fixing plant in the Fabaceae family. It is found in India, China, Taiwan and other parts of Asia.[3] The shrub grows to a height of about 1.5 m (4 ft 11 in) tall.[4] The leaves and roots of the plant are used as an insecticide.[4]


  1. ^ [1], [2]
  2. ^ a b c d e f g "Desmodium caudatum information from NPGS/GRIN". www.ars-grin.gov. Archived from the original on 2010-09-05. Retrieved 2008-05-02. 
  3. ^ "ohwia - ILDIS LegumeWeb". www.ildis.org. Archived from the original on 1999-10-07. Retrieved 2008-05-02. 
  4. ^ a b "Desmodium caudatum - Plants For A Future database report". www.pfaf.org. Retrieved 2008-05-02.