The Genus Ototropis (Leguminosae-Papilionoideae) in Thailand


  • Witsanu Saisorn School of Science, Walailak University, Nakhon Si Thammarat 80161, THAILAND
  • Pranom Chantaranothai Department of Biology and Centre of Excellence on Biodiversity (BDC), Faculty of Science, Khon Kaen University, Khon Kaen 40002, THAILAND


Desmodieae, Desmodium, Fabaceae, taxonomy


This taxonomic study of the genus Ototropis in Thailand is based on the specimens from 30 European and Asian herbaria and field surveys. We recognize six species: O. amethystina, O. hayatae, O. kingiana, O. megaphylla, O. multiflora and O. sequax. We provide a key to the species, species descriptions, lists of specimens examined, distribution, ecology and vernacular names for all six species. Eight names are lectotypified: Desmodium amethystinum, D. angulatum, D. hamulatum, D. mairei, D. megaphyllum, D. multiflorum, D. pseudarthrioides and D. sequax.


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How to Cite

Saisorn, W. and Chantaranothai, P. 2020. The Genus Ototropis (Leguminosae-Papilionoideae) in Thailand. Tropical Natural History. 20, 1 (Mar. 2020), 72–88.



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