Cladus: Eukaryota
Regnum: Plantae
Divisio: Magnoliophyta
Classis: Magnoliopsida
Subclassis: Rosidae
Ordo: Fabales
Familia: Fabaceae
Subfamilia: Faboideae
Tribus: Desmodieae
Subtribi: Bryinae - Desmodiinae - Lespedezinae


* USDA: GRIN Taxonomy for Plants[1] (20 March 2006)

The tribe Desmodieae is one of the subdivisions of the plant family Fabaceae. It is composed of two subtribes, Desmodiinae and Lespedezinae.

The following genera are recognized by the USDA:[1]

Subtribe Desmodiinae:

* Alysicarpus Desv.
* Aphyllodium (DC.) Gagnep.
* Arthroclianthus Baill.
* Christia Moench
* Codariocalyx Hassk.
* Dendrolobium (Wight & Arn.) Benth.
* Desmodiastrum (Prain) A. Pramanik & Thoth.
* Desmodium Desv.
* Droogmansia De Wild.
* Eleiotis DC.
* Leptodesmia (Benth.) Benth. & Hook. f.
* Mecopus Benn.
* Melliniella Harms
* Nephrodesmus Schindl.
* Phyllodium Desv.
* Pseudarthria Wight & Arn.
* Pycnospora R. Br. ex Wight & Arn.
* Tadehagi H. Ohashi
* Trifidacanthus Merr.
* Uraria Desv.

Subtribe Lespedezinae:

* Campylotropis Bunge
* Kummerowia Schindl.
* Lespedeza – bush clovers, Japanese clovers (some 40 species)


1. ^ United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) (2003): Germplasm Resources Information Network – Desmodieae. Version of 2003-JAN-17. Retrieved 2010-AUG-04.

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