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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: Leptodesmia
Species: L. bojeriana – L. congesta – L. microphylla – L. perrieri

Leptodesmia (Benth.) Benth. Gen. Pl. 1: 522. (1865)

Type species: Leptodesmia congesta Benth. ex Baker f. Fl. Brit. India 2(4): 152. (1876)


Desmodium sect. Leptodesmia Benth. Pl. Jungh. 221-222. (1853)


Bentham, G. 1865. Genera Plantarum 1: 522.BHL
Govaerts, R. et al. 2020. Leptodesmia 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.
International Plant Names Index. 2916. Leptodesmia. Published online. Accessed: Mar. 14 2916.
Ohashi, K., Ohashi, H., Nemoto, T., Ikeda, T., Izumi, H., Kobayashi, H., Muragaki, H., Nata, K., Sato, N. & Suzuki, M. 2018. Phylogenetic analyses for a new classification of the Desmodium group of Leguminosae tribe Desmodieae. Journal of Japanese Botany [Shokubutsu Kenkyu Zasshi] 93(3): 165-189. ResearchGate Reference page. 2016. Leptodesmia. Missouri Botanical Garden. Published on the internet. Accessed: 2016 Mar. 14.

Leptodesmia is a genus of flowering plants in the legume family, Fabaceae. It belongs to the subfamily Faboideae.

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