Phylogenetic analyses for classification of the Desmodium group of Leguminosae tribe Desmodieae 2. two new genera separated from Desmodium and two new combinations in Grona and Sohmaea.
A new system of classification of the Desmodium group of the tribe Desmodieae is proposed on the basis of results from our present phylogenetic analyses along with morphological and palynological data. Two new genera, Pedleya H. Ohashi & K. Ohashi and Pullenia H. Ohashi & K. Ohashi were distinguished from Desmodium. Pedleya is an Australian monotypic genus based on Desmodium acanthocladum F. Muell. and Pullenia is an Oceanian monotypic genus based on Desmodium gunnii Benth. ex Hook. f. Two new combinations are proposed: Grona strigillosa (Schindl.) H. Ohashi & K. Ohashi of SE Asia from Desmodium and Sohmaea barbaticaulis (Iokawa & al.) H. Ohashi & K. Ohashi of Myanmar from Uraria.