Alyce clover Alysicarpus violaceus, copyright Vinayaraj.
Belongs within: Papilionoideae.
Contains: Lespedeza, Desmodium.

The Desmodieae are a group of legumes characterised by the production of jointed indehiscent fruits and (1–)3-foliolate leaves with stipels.

<==Desmodieae CP13
|–+–Campylotropis macrocarpa CP13
|  `–+–Lespedeza CP13
|     `–Kummerowia CP13
|          |–K. stipulacea CP13
|          `–K. striata MH98
`–+–+–Phyllodium pulchellum CP13
|  `–Tadehagi CP13
|       |–T. robustum LK14
|       `–T. triquetrum CP13
`–+–Pseudarthria CP13
|    |–P. hookeri CP13
|    `–P. viscida SR07
`–+–+–Desmodium CP13
|  `–Uraria CP13
|       |–U. alopecuroides P03
|       |–U. crinita CP13
|       |–U. lagopodioides LK14
|       `–U. picta DP72
`–Alysicarpus CP13
|–A. bupleurifolius P03
|–A. major LK14
|–A. monilifer PP07
|    |–A. m. var. monilifer PP07
|    `–A. m. var. venosa PP07
|–A. muelleri LK14
|–A. nummulariaefolius [=Hedysarum nummulariaefolium] C55
|–A. ovalifolius LK14
|–A. schomburgkii LK14
|–A. styracifolius SR07
|–A. suffructosus LK14
`–A. vaginalis CP13

*Type species of generic name indicated


[C55] Candolle, A. de. 1855. Géographie Botanique Raisonée: Ou exposition des faits principaux et des lois concernant la distribution géographique des plantes de l’époque actuelle vol. 2. Librairie de Victor Masson: Paris.

[CP13] Cardoso, D., R. T. Pennington, L. P. de Queiroz, J. S. Boatwright, B.-E. Van Wyk, M. F. Wojciechowski & M. Lavin. 2013. Reconstructing the deep-branching relationships of the papilionoid legumes. South African Journal of Botany 89: 58–75.

[DP72] Deighton, F. C., & K. A. Pirozynski. 1972. Microfungi. V. More hyperparasitic hyphomycetes. Mycological Papers 128: 1–110.

[LK14] Lyons, M. N., G. J. Keighery, L. A. Gibson & T. Handasyde. 2014. Flora and vegetation communities of selected islands off the Kimberley coast of Western Australia. Records of the Western Australian Museum Supplement 81: 205–244.

[MH98] Morikawa, H., A. Higaki, M. Nohno, M. Takahashi, M. Kamada, M. Nakata, G. Toyohara, Y. Okamura, K. Matsui, S. Kitani, K. Fujita, K. Irifune & N. Goshima. 1998. More than a 600-fold variation in nitrogen dioxide assimilation among 217 plant taxa. Plant, Cell and Environment 21: 180–190.

[PP07] Pandey, R. P., & P. M. Padhye. 2007. Studies on phytodiversity of Arid Machia Safari Park-Kailana in Jodhpur (Rajasthan). Bulletin of the Botanical Survey of India 49: 15–78.

[P03] Paul, T. K. 2003. Botanical observations on the Purulia pumped storage hydropower project area, Bagmundi Hills, Purulia district, West Bengal. Bulletin of the Botanical Survey of India 45: 121–142.

[SR07] Sankar, R. V., K. Ravikumar, N. M. Ganesh Babu & D. K. Ved. 2007. Botany of Anapady MPCA, Palghat district, Kerala with special emphasis on species of conservation concern. Bulletin of the Botanical Survey of India 49: 165–172.

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