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(Plants) a genus of flowering plant, with usually unobtrusive flowers; many members are considered weeds, such as the beggarweed (Desmodium tortuosum)
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Noun1.desmodium - beggarweedDesmodium - beggarweed; tick trefoil    
rosid dicot genus - a genus of dicotyledonous plants
Papilionoideae, subfamily Papilionoideae - alternative name used in some classification systems for the family Papilionaceae
tick trefoil, beggar lice, beggar's lice - any of various tropical and subtropical plants having trifoliate leaves and rough sticky pod sections or loments
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Leaves of Desmodium velutinum (Emo berodefe), the bark of Uvaria chamae (Iju igi) and seeds of Xylopia aethiopica are soaked with water.
The rest they sell to locals at Sh50 per litre.The brothers say they are able to pay salaries from milk sales because they have been able to lower the cost of producing the product to less than Sh20 per litre by growing maize for silage and desmodium throughout the year and formulating their own dairy meal as well as mechanising the farm.
(2011) indicaram a imersao em agua quente (80[degrees]C) por dez minutos como o tratamento mais eficiente para superar a dormencia das sementes de Desmodium tortuosum (Sw.) DC, enquanto Silva Junior et al.
In this system, maize is planted alongside Desmodium, a legume that repels certain pests.
The AI values of the present study is similar with the result of Tessema and Baars (2006) who reported that the AI values for Chloris mixed with Desmodium and Chloris mixed with Medicago were +0.07 and +0.23, respectively.
Asimismo se ha senalado que, junto con las gramineas y algunas ciperaceas, crecen en las sabanas una gran diversidad de hierbas y frutos con predominio de leguminosas de los generos Cassia, Desmodium, Eriosema, Galactia.
Las leguminosas nativas presentes son Desmanthus virgatus, Trifolium polymorphum, Vicia epetiolaris y Desmodium incanun.
salicifolius; aunque se ha reportado como hospedero de Desmodium grahamii en Mexico y en parte de los Estados Unidos (Johnson 1983a).
(Fabales: Fabaceae), Florida beggardweed, Desmodium tortuosum (Schwartz) (Fabales: Fabaceae), crimson clover, Trifolium incarnatum L.