Plant Genera


Family Code: FABACE
Genus Code: DESMO
Genus CN: ticktrefoil
Genus Authority: Desv.
Genus Summary: A genus of about 300 species, annual herbs, perennial herbs, and shrubs, nearly cosmopolitan (but lacking from Europe). In our area, Desmodium is a complex genus. Some of the species in our area are confusing and can be identified only with difficulty.
Genus References: Isely (1998)=I; Krings (2004). Key based on SE, C, RAB, F, and Krings (2004). Some parts adapted with little change from SE. Some parts, especially Key D, will likely be substantially revised, based on additional herbarium and field testing. [also see Hylodesmum]
Last Updated: 2019-11-29
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