Pleurolobus gangeticus – Salparni, Sal Leaved Desmodium

Other notes

Other Name Combinations: Desmodium gangeticum (WFO, 2023).


Notes: This plant has been recorded as a new larval host for Everes lacturnus – Orange-crowned Cupid by Paresh Churi from Thane, Maharashtra in 2015.



HOSTS (2023) - a Database of the World's Lepidopteran Hostplants. Accessed on 08 Jan 2023. URL:

WFO (2023): World Flora Online. Accessed on 11 Jan 2023. URL:

Flowers of India (2023). Accessed on 11 Jan 2023. URL:

Page citation

Churi, P. and N. Kawthankar. 2024. Pleurolobus gangeticus (L.) DC. – Salparni, Sal Leaved Desmodium. In Kunte, K., S. Sondhi, and P. Roy (Chief Editors). Butterflies of India, v. 4.12. Published by the Indian Foundation for Butterflies. URL:, accessed 2024/05/27.