- Group 1Lycophytes, Monilophytes
- Group 2Gymnosperms
- Group 3Monocots
- Group 4Woody angiosperms with opposite or whorled leaves
- Group 5Woody angiosperms with alternate leaves
- Group 6Herbaceous angiosperms with inferior ovaries
- Group 7Herbaceous angiosperms with superior ovaries and zygomorphic flowers
- Group 8Herbaceous angiosperms with superior ovaries, actinomorphic flowers, and 2 or more distinct carpels
- Group 9Herbaceous angiosperms with superior ovaries, actinomorphic flowers, connate petals, and a solitary carpel or 2 or more connate carpels
- Group 10Herbaceous angiosperms with superior ovaries, actinomorphic flowers, distinct petals or the petals lacking, and 2 or more connate carpels
Hylodesmum is a recent segregate genus of Desmodium (Ohashi and Mill 2000). In addition to the differences in morphology (see key to the genera), this phylogenetically distinct group also differs ecologically from many Desmodium. Species of Hylodesmum are typical of shaded forests, while most species of Desmodium are usually found in open or partially open sites.
Show photos of: Each photo represents one species in this genus.