Etymology - Genus: From the Greek desmos (band or chain) and refers to the jointed seed pods
Etymology - Species: From the Greek skorpios (scorpion) and oura (tail), referring to the shape of the pods
Location: Vetal Hill
Description: Annual twiner, generally crawls along the ground. Minute, stiff hairs all over stem.Trifoliate leaf with foliaceous (leaf like) stipule. Hair on petiole.Almost perfectly elliptic leaf lamina. Presence of stipels (secondary stipules) on rachis.Flowers are born in a raceme.Flat pods, when mature look like a tail of a scorpion.