Taxonomy of Dendrolobium (Leguminosae) in Thailand


  • Witsanu Saisorn School of Science, Walailak University, Nakhon Si Thammarat 80160, THAILAND
  • Pranom Chantaranothai Department of Biology and Centre of Excellence on Biodiversity (BDC), Faculty of Science, Khon Kaen University, Khon Kaen 40002, THAILAND


Desmodium, Desmodieae, Fabaceae, Papilionoideae, taxonomy


Dendrolobium includes seven species and eight taxa in Thailand, viz. D. baccatum, D. lanceolatum (var. lanceolatum and var. microcarpum), D. olivaceum, D. rugosum, D. thorelii, D. triangulare and D. umbellatum. Four names are lectotypified, including Lespedeza lanceolata, Desmodium wallichii, Desmodium cephalotoides and Desmodium umbellatum var. costatum. Two names are reduced to synonymy, i.e., Lespedeza cambodiana under Dendrolobium lanceolatum and Dendrolobium rugosum var. moniliferum under Dendrolobium rugosum.


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How to Cite

Saisorn, W. and Chantaranothai, P. 2021. Taxonomy of Dendrolobium (Leguminosae) in Thailand. Tropical Natural History. 21, 1 (Mar. 2021), 41–60.



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