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Taxonavigation: Fabales
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: Lespedezinae
Genus: Kummerowia
Species: K. stipulacea – K. striata

Kummerowia Schindl., 1912

Microlespedeza Makino

Native distribution areas:

Continental: Russian Far East to N. Indo-China
Amur, Assam, China North-Central, China South-Central, China Southeast, Inner Mongolia, Japan, Khabarovsk, Korea, Laos, Manchuria, Nansei-shoto, Primorye, Qinghai, Taiwan, Vietnam
Introduced into:
Alabama, Argentina Northeast, Arkansas, Delaware, District of Columbia, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, Missouri, New South Wales, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, Queensland, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Transcaucasus, Virginia

References: Brummitt, R.K. 2001. TDWG – World Geographical Scheme for Recording Plant Distributions, 2nd Edition

Primary references

Schindler, A.K., 1912. Repertorium Specierum Novarum Regni Vegetabilis 10: 403


Govaerts, R. et al. 2020. Kummerowia 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 23. Reference page.
International Plant Names Index. 2020. Kummerowia. Published online. Accessed: Nov 23 2020. 2020. Kummerowia. Missouri Botanical Garden. Published on the internet. Accessed: 2020 Nov 23.
Catalogue of Life: 2020 Annual Checklist

Vernacular names

Kummerowia is a genus of flowering plants in the legume family, Fabaceae. It belongs to the subfamily Faboideae. These plants were formerly in genus Lespedeza.[1]


Kummerowia stipulacea - Korean bushclover
Kummerowia striata - Japanese bushclover

Gucker, C. L. 2010. Kummerowia stipulacea, K. striata. In: Fire Effects Information System, [Online]. U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Rocky Mountain Research Station, Fire Sciences Laboratory. Accessed 19 June 2013.

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