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Desmodium umbellatum, Dendrolobium umbellatum, Horse Bush, Petai Laut

Desmodium umbellatum, Dendrolobium umbellatum

Horse Bush, Petai Laut
Family: Fabaceae
Subfamily: Faboideae
Small tree 10-20 ftFull sunSemi-shadeRegular waterModerate waterWhite/off-white flowersEthnomedical plant.
Plants marked as ethnomedical and/or described as medicinal, are not offered as medicine but rather as ornamentals or plant collectibles.
Ethnomedical statements / products have not been evaluated by the FDA and are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease. We urge all customers to consult a physician before using any supplements, herbals or medicines advertised here or elsewhere.Seaside, salt tolerant plant

Desmodium umbellatum is suitable for protection planting and erosion control on beaches and sand dunes. The leaves are eaten, it has medicinal properties and it can be used as fodder and are browsed by animals.


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