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Desmodium  Desv.
Taxonomic Serial No.: 25784

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 Taxonomy and Nomenclature
       
  Kingdom: Plantae  
  Taxonomic Rank: Genus  
  Synonym(s): Meibomia Heist. ex Fabr.
 
  Common Name(s): ticktrefoil [English]
 
    tick trefoil [English]
 
    tickclover [English]
 
       
  Taxonomic Status:    
  Current Standing: accepted  
       
  Data Quality Indicators:    
  Record Credibility Rating: verified - standards met  
  Global Species Completeness: partial   
  Latest Record Review: 2011   
       

 Taxonomic Hierarchy
       
 KingdomPlantae  – plantes, Planta, Vegetal, plants  
    SubkingdomViridiplantae  – green plants  
       InfrakingdomStreptophyta  – land plants  
          SuperdivisionEmbryophyta   
             DivisionTracheophyta  – vascular plants, tracheophytes  
                SubdivisionSpermatophytina  – spermatophytes, seed plants, phanérogames  
                   ClassMagnoliopsida   
                      SuperorderRosanae   
                         OrderFabales   
                            FamilyFabaceae  – peas, legumes  
                               GenusDesmodium Desv. – ticktrefoil, tick trefoil, tickclover  
    Direct Children:  
                                  Species Desmodium adscendens (Sw.) DC. – zarzabacoa galana 
                                  Species Desmodium affine Schltdl. – amor seco 
                                  Species Desmodium angustifolium (Kunth) DC. – narrowleaf ticktrefoil 
                                  Species Desmodium aparines (Link) DC.  
                                  Species Desmodium arizonicum S. Watson – Arizona ticktrefoil, Arizona tick trefoil 
                                  Species Desmodium axillare (Sw.) DC. – zarzabacoa de monte 
                                  Species Desmodium barbatum (L.) Benth. – zarzabacoa peluda 
                                  Species Desmodium batocaulon A. Gray – San Pedro ticktrefoil, San Pedro tick trefoil 
                                  Species Desmodium cajanifolium (Kunth) DC. – tropical ticktrefoil 
                                  Species Desmodium campylocaulon F. Muell. ex Benth.  
                                  Species Desmodium canadense (L.) DC. – showy ticktrefoil, showy tick-trefoil, Canada tickclover 
                                  Species Desmodium canescens (L.) DC. – hoary ticktrefoil, hoary tickclover 
                                  Species Desmodium ciliare (Muhl. ex Willd.) DC. – hairy small-leaf ticktrefoil, littleleaf tickclover 
                                  Species Desmodium cinerascens A. Gray – spiked ticktrefoil, spiked tick trefoil 
                                  Species Desmodium cinereum (Kunth) DC.  
                                  Species Desmodium cubense Griseb. – Cuban ticktrefoil 
                                  Species Desmodium cuneatum Hook. & Arn.  
                                  Species Desmodium cuspidatum (Muhl. ex Willd.) Loudon – largebract ticktrefoil 
                                  Species Desmodium discolor Vogel – horse marmalade, mermalada de caballo 
                                  Species Desmodium distortum (Aubl.) J.F. Macbr.  
                                  Species Desmodium elegans DC.  
                                  Species Desmodium fernaldii B.G. Schub. – Fernald's ticktrefoil 
                                  Species Desmodium floridanum Chapm. – Florida ticktrefoil 
                                  Species Desmodium gangeticum (L.) DC.  
                                  Species Desmodium glabellum (Michx.) DC. – Dillenius' ticktrefoil 
                                  Species Desmodium glabrum (Mill.) DC. – zarzabacoa dulce 
                                  Species Desmodium glutinosum (Muhl. ex Willd.) Alph. Wood – pointedleaf ticktrefoil, trefoil tickclover, largeflower tickclover 
                                  Species Desmodium grahamii A. Gray – Graham's ticktrefoil, Graham's tick trefoil 
                                  Species Desmodium gramineum A. Gray – grassleaf ticktrefoil, grass-leaf tick trefoil 
                                  Species Desmodium hassleri (Schindl.) Burkart  
                                  Species Desmodium heterocarpon (L.) DC. – Asian ticktrefoil 
                                  Species Desmodium heterophyllum (Willd.) DC. – variable-leaf ticktrefoil, Spanish clover 
                                  Species Desmodium hirtum Guill. & Perr.  
                                  Species Desmodium humifusum (Muhl. ex Bigelow) Beck – eastern trailing ticktrefoil, ground-spreading tick-trefoil 
                                  Species Desmodium illinoense A. Gray – Illinois ticktrefoil, Illinois tickclover 
                                  Species Desmodium incanum DC. – zarzabacoa comun, tickclover 
                                  Species Desmodium intortum (Mill.) Urb. – greenleaf ticktrefoil, greenleaf tick trefoil 
                                  Species Desmodium laevigatum (Nutt.) DC. – smooth ticktrefoil, smooth tickclover 
                                  Species Desmodium leiocarpon (Spreng.) G. Don  
                                  Species Desmodium lindheimeri Vail – Lindheimer's ticktrefoil, Lindheimer's tickseed 
                                  Species Desmodium lineatum DC. – sand ticktrefoil 
                                  Species Desmodium marilandicum (L.) DC. – smooth small-leaf ticktrefoil, Maryland tickclover 
                                  Species Desmodium metcalfei (Rose & J.H. Painter) Kearney & Peebles – Metcalfe's ticktrefoil, Metcalfe's tick trefoil 
                                  Species Desmodium neomexicanum A. Gray – New Mexico ticktrefoil, New Mexico tickclover 
                                  Species Desmodium nicaraguense Oerst.  
                                  Species Desmodium nudiflorum (L.) DC. – nakedflower ticktrefoil, bare-stemmed tick-treefoil, barestem tickclover 
                                  Species Desmodium nuttallii (Schindl.) B.G. Schub. – Nuttall's ticktrefoil 
                                  Species Desmodium obtusum (Muhl. ex Willd.) DC. – stiff ticktrefoil, stiff tickclover 
                                  Species Desmodium ochroleucum M.A. Curtis ex Canby – cream ticktrefoil 
                                  Species Desmodium pabulare Hoehne  
                                  Species Desmodium paniculatum (L.) DC. – panicledleaf ticktrefoil, narrow-leaf tick-trefoil, panicled tickclover 
                                  Species Desmodium pauciflorum (Nutt.) DC. – fewflower ticktrefoil, fewflowered tickclover 
                                  Species Desmodium perplexum B.G. Schub. – perplexed ticktrefoil 
                                  Species Desmodium procumbens (Mill.) Hitchc. – western trailing ticktrefoil, western trailing tickclover 
                                  Species Desmodium psilocarpum A. Gray – Santa Cruz Island ticktrefoil, Santa Cruz Island tick trefoil 
                                  Species Desmodium psilophyllum Schltdl. – simpleleaf ticktrefoil, simple-leaf tick trefoil 
                                  Species Desmodium retinens Schltdl. – Santa Rita Mountain ticktrefoil, Santa Rita tick trefoil 
                                  Species Desmodium rosei B.G. Schub. – Rose's ticktrefoil, rose tickclover 
                                  Species Desmodium rotundifolium DC. – prostrate ticktrefoil, roundhead tickclover 
                                  Species Desmodium salicifolium (Poir.) DC.  
                                  Species Desmodium sandwicense E. Mey. – Hawai'i ticktrefoil 
                                  Species Desmodium scopulorum S. Watson – Sonoran ticktrefoil, Sonoran tick trefoil 
                                  Species Desmodium scorpiurus (Sw.) Desv. – scorpion ticktrefoil 
                                  Species Desmodium sericophyllum Schltdl. – ticktrefoil 
                                  Species Desmodium sessilifolium (Torr.) Torr. & A. Gray – sessileleaf ticktrefoil, sessileleaf tickclover, sessile tickclover 
                                  Species Desmodium strictum (Pursh) DC. – pine barren ticktrefoil, pinebarren ticktrefoil 
                                  Species Desmodium styracifolium (Osbeck) Merr. – coin-leaf desmodium 
                                  Species Desmodium tenuifolium Torr. & A. Gray – slimleaf ticktrefoil 
                                  Species Desmodium tortuosum (Sw.) DC. – Dixie ticktrefoil, Dixie tick trefoil 
                                  Species Desmodium triflorum (L.) DC. – threeflower ticktrefoil 
                                  Species Desmodium tweedyi Britton – Tweedy's ticktrefoil 
                                  Species Desmodium varians (Labill.) G. Don  
                                  Species Desmodium viridiflorum (L.) DC. – velvetleaf ticktrefoil, velvetleaf tickclover 
                                  Species Desmodium wydlerianum Urb. – Wydler's ticktrefoil 
       

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  Source: Fabaceae of North America Update, database (version 2011)  
  Acquired: 2011   
  Notes: Updated for ITIS by the Flora of North America Expertise Network, in connection with an update for USDA PLANTS (2007-2010)   
  Reference for: Desmodium   
       
  Source: NODC Taxonomic Code, database (version 8.0)  
  Acquired: 1996   
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  Reference for: Desmodium   
       
  Source: The PLANTS Database, database (version 4.0.4)  
  Acquired: 1996   
  Notes: National Plant Data Center, NRCS, USDA. Baton Rouge, LA 70874-4490 USA. http://plants.usda.gov   
  Reference for: Desmodium   
       
  Source: The PLANTS Database, database (version 5.1.1)  
  Acquired: 2000   
  Notes: National Plant Data Center, NRCS, USDA. Baton Rouge, LA 70874-4490 USA. http://plants.usda.gov   
  Reference for: Desmodium   
       
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