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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: Hylodesmum
Species: H. densum – H. glutinosum – H. lancangense – H. laterale – H. laxum – H. leptopus – H. longipes – H. menglaense – H. nudiflorum – H. oldhamii – H. oxyphyllum – H. pauciflorum – H. podocarpum – H. repandum – H. szechuanense – H. williamsii

Hylodesmum H.Ohashi & R.R.Mill Edinburgh J. Bot. 57(2): 173. (2000)

Type species: Hylodesmum podocarpum (DC.) H.Ohashi & R.R.Mill Edinburgh J. Bot. 57(2): 181. (2000)


Desmodium sect. Podocarpium Benth. Pl. Jungh. 226. (1852)
Podocarpium (Benth.) Y.C. Yang & P.H. Huang Bull. Bot. Lab. N.-E. Forest. Inst., Harbin 4: 1. (1979) nom. illeg. hom.
Papilionopsis Steenis
Verdesmum H.Ohashi & K.Ohashi, J. Jap. Bot. 87(5): 301. (2012)


Ohashi, H. & Mill, R.R. 2000. Hylodesmum, a new name for Podocarpium (Leguminosae). Edinburgh Journal of Botany 57(2): 171-188. DOI: 10.1017/S0960428600000123 Paywall Reference page.
Govaerts, R. et al. 2020. Hylodesmum in Kew Science Plants of the World online. The Board of Trustees of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. Published on the internet. Accessed: 2020 Nov. 18. Reference page.
Hassler, M. 2020. Hylodesmum. World Plants: Synonymic Checklists of the Vascular Plants of the World In: Roskovh, Y., Abucay, L., Orrell, T., Nicolson, D., Bailly, N., Kirk, P., Bourgoin, T., DeWalt, R.E., Decock, W., De Wever, A., Nieukerken, E. van, Zarucchi, J. & Penev, L., eds. 2020. Species 2000 & ITIS Catalogue of Life. Published on the internet. Accessed: 2020 Nov. 18. Reference page.
International Plant Names Index. 2016. Hylodesmum. Published online. Accessed: Mar. 15 2016.
Song, Z.Q., Yao, G., Pan, B., Li, J.W., Huang, X.X., Tan, Y.H. & Xu, D.X. 2019. Return Verdesmum menglaense to the genus Hylodesmum (Fabaceae) based on morphological and molecular evidence. PhytoKeys 126: 1-12. Open access Reference page. 2016. Hylodesmum. Missouri Botanical Garden. Published on the internet. Accessed: 2016 Mar. 15.

Hylodesmum is a genus of flowering plants in the family Fabaceae, sometimes called ticktrefoils[2] or tick-trefoils.[3] It is sometimes treated as part of Desmodium.[4]

Species in Hylodesmum include:[3][5][6]

Hylodesmum densum
Hylodesmum glutinosum
Hylodesmum lancangense
Hylodesmum laterale
Hylodesmum laxum
Hylodesmum leptopus
Hylodesmum longipes
Hylodesmum menglaense[7]
Hylodesmum nudiflorum
Hylodesmum oldhamii
Hylodesmum oxyphyllum
Hylodesmum pauciflorum
Hylodesmum podocarpum
Hylodesmum repandum
Hylodesmum szechuanense
Hylodesmum williamsii


"Hylodesmum H.Ohashi & R.R.Mill, Edinburgh J. Bot. 57(2): 173 (2000)". International Plant Names Index (IPNI). Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. 2018-09-01. Retrieved 2018-09-01.
USDA, NRCS (n.d.). "Desmodium glutinosum". The PLANTS Database ( Greensboro, North Carolina: National Plant Data Team. Retrieved 2018-09-01.
Reznicek, A. A.; Voss, E. G.; Walters, B. S., eds. (February 2011). "Hylodesmum". Michigan Flora Online. University of Michigan Herbarium. Retrieved 2018-09-01.
"Genus Desmodium". International Legume Database & Information Service.
"Hylodesmum". Royal Botanical Gardens, Kew. Retrieved 2018-09-01.
"Hylodesmum". Tropicos. Missouri Botanical Garden. Retrieved 2018-09-01.
Song, Zhu-Qiu; Yao, Gang; Pan, Bo; Li, Jian-Wu; Huang, Xiang-Xu; Tan, Yun-Hong; Xu, Dong-Xian (28 June 2019). "Return Verdesmum menglaense to the genus Hylodesmum (Fabaceae) based on morphological and molecular evidence". PhytoKeys. 126: 1–12.

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