A new species of Desmodium (Leguminosae; tribe Desmodieae) from Thailand and Laos with two new distribution records and lectotypifications for Thailand

Publication: Research - peer-reviewJournal article


  • Witsanu Saisorn
    Witsanu SaisornKhon Kaen University
  • Henrik Balslev
  • Pranom Chantaranothai
    Pranom ChantaranothaiKhon Kaen University

A new species of Desmodium (Leguminosae), D. brevipedicellatum W. Saisorn, Chantar. & Balslev from Thailand and Laos is described and illustrated. Two taxa, D. concinnum DC. and D. laxiflorum DC. subsp. lacei (Schindl.) H. Ohashi, are reported as new for Thailand. Lectotypes of D. amoenum Wall. ex Benth. and D. penduliflorum Wall. ex Benth. are designated.

Original languageEnglish
Issue number2
Pages (from-to)154-160
Number of pages7
StatePublished - 1 Jun 2016


  • Desmodieae, Fabaceae, Papilionoideae, taxonomy

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