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Desmodium varians at Bemboka River Reserve - 2 Jan 2017
Desmodium varians at Bemboka River Reserve - 2 Jan 2017
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Identification history

Desmodium varians 6 Jan 2017 BettyDonWood
Desmodium varians 5 Jan 2017 JanetRussell

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2 comments

   6 Jan 2017
Hard to tell from Desmodium gunnii. However, the pointed tips swung my decision to agree with you.
   6 Jan 2017
Yep, gunnii leaflets remain more or less circular for all leaves, while varians leaflets get more elongated further up the stem. Also the little strips of seeds in the first photo are more or less flat along the upper edge in varians, and deeply indented on both top and bottom edge in gunnii. Plus gunnii grows in shady forest sites and varians in sunny woodland or grassland. Both are common in the Bega Valley.

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Species information

  • Not Sensitive
  • Local Native
  • Non-Invasive

Sighting information

  • 1 - 3 Abundance
  • 2 Jan 2017 01:08 PM Recorded on
  • JanetRussell Recorded by

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  • Less than 10cm Plant height

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