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Classification System: APG IV

Superregnum: Eukaryota
Regnum: Plantae
Cladus: Angiosperms
Cladus: Eudicots
Cladus: Core eudicots
Cladus: Rosids
Cladus: Eurosids I
Ordo: Fabales

Familia: Fabaceae
Subfamilia: Faboideae
Tribus: Desmodieae
Subtribus: Desmodiinae
Genus: Hegnera
Species: H. obcordata

Hegnera Schindl. Repert. Spec. Nov. Regni Veg. 20: 284. (1924)

monotypic taxon


Schindler, A.K. 1924. Repertorium Specierum Novarum Regni Vegetabilis 20: 284.
International Plant Names Index. 2016. Hegnera. Published online. Accessed: Mar. 15 2016. 2016. Hegnera. Missouri Botanical Garden. Published on the internet. Accessed: 2016 Mar. 15.

Hegnera is a monotypic genus of flowering plants belonging to the family Fabaceae. [1] The only species is Hegnera obcordata.[2]

Its native range is Indo-China to western Malesia. It is found in the countries of Cambodia, Jawa, Laos, Malaya, Myanmar, Sumatera, Thailand and Vietnam.[2]

The genus name of Hegnera is in honour of Johanna "Hansli" Cnefelius, née Hegner, a friend of the author of the genus, Anton Karl Schindler.[3] The Latin specific epithet of obcordata refers to the obcordate shape of the leaves.[4] Hegnera obcordata was first described and published in Repert. Spec. Nov. Regni Veg. Vol.20 on page 285 in 1924.[2]

Hegnera obcordata has the following synonyms; Desmodium obcordatum (Miq.) Kurz, Meibomia obcordata (Miq.) Kuntze and Uraria obcordata Miq..[2]

"Hegnera Schindl. | Plants of the World Online | Kew Science". Plants of the World Online. Retrieved 26 May 2021.
"Hegnera obcordata (Miq.) Schindl. | Plants of the World Online | Kew Science". Plants of the World Online. Retrieved 23 September 2021.
Burkhardt, Lotte (2018). Verzeichnis eponymischer Pflanzennamen – Erweiterte Edition [Index of Eponymic Plant Names – Extended Edition] (pdf) (in German). Berlin: Botanic Garden and Botanical Museum, Freie Universität Berlin. doi:10.3372/epolist2018. ISBN 978-3-946292-26-5. Retrieved 1 January 2021.
Sharr, Francis Aubi; George, Alex (2019). Western Australian Plant Names and Their Meanings (3rd ed.). Kardinya, WA: Four Gables Press. p. 263. ISBN 9780958034180.

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