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Classification System: APG IV

Superregnum: Eukaryota
Regnum: Plantae
Cladus: Angiosperms
Cladus: Eudicots
Cladus: Core eudicots
Cladus: Asterids
Cladus: Lamiids
Ordo: Gentianales

Familia: Apocynaceae
Subfamilia: Periplocoideae
Genus: Hemidesmus
Species: H. indicus

Hemidesmus R.Br., Asclepiadeae 45. (1810)

Type species: Hemidesmus indicus (L.) W.T.Aiton


Brown, R. 1810. Asclepiadeae 45.
Govaerts, R. et al. 2017. Hemidesmus in World Checklist of Selected Plant Families. The Board of Trustees of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. Published on the internet. Accessed: 2017 Sept. 30. Reference page.
International Plant Names Index. 2017. Hemidesmus. Published online. Accessed: Sept. 30 2017. 2017. Hemidesmus. Missouri Botanical Garden. Published on the internet. Accessed: 2017 Sept. 30.

Hemidesmus is a genus of plants in the Apocynaceae, first described in 1810.[1] It is native to the Indian Subcontinent.[2]


Hemidesmus cordatus (Poir.) Schult. - India
Hemidesmus indicus (L.) R. Br. ex Schult. - Pakistan, India, Bangladesh

formerly included[3]

Hemidesmus indicus var. pubescens Hook.f., syn of Finlaysonia wallichii (Wight) Venter
Hemidesmus pubescens Wight & Arn., syn of Finlaysonia wallichii (Wight) Venter
Hemidesmus wallichii Wight, syn of Finlaysonia wallichii (Wight) Venter


Media related to Hemidesmus at Wikimedia Commons

Brown, Robert. 1810. On the Asclepiadeae 45.
The Plant List, genus Hemidesmus

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