|Etymology||Genus||Tree (Dendron) pod (lobos)|
|Species||After umbel, a type of inflorescence where the flowers are attached to a central point|
|Synonyms||Desmodium australe (Willd.) DC., Desmodium umbellatum (L.) DC., Hedysarum umbellatum L.|
|Common Names||Horse Bush, Sea Vetch Tree, Petai Laut|
|Form||Shrub or small tree|
|Native Distribution||Tropical Africa, East Asia, Indian subcontinent, Indochina, Malesia, Australia, and Pacific Islands|
Dendrolobium umbellatum is a common shrub of the beach forest, and often prostrating out towards the sea (Corner, 1997). The leaves are trifoliated, and flowers and fruits all year round. The flowers are creamy white while the fruits are quite unique, resembling a beaded chain.
The Horse Bush with its straggling form, taken at the beach forest in Lazarus Island.
The species as a small cultivated tree.
The flowers are small and arranged in an umbel.
The fruit pods are beaded.
The leaves are trifoliate.