ⓘ Nephrodesmus

                                     

ⓘ Nephrodesmus

Nephrodesmus is a genus of flowering plants in the legume family, Fabaceae. It belongs to the subfamily Faboideae. It contains c. 5 species, all endemic to New Caledonia. Its closest relatives is Arthroclianthus, also endemic to New Caledonia and their distinction has been challenged.

                                     
  • of about 1.5 m 4 ft 11 in tall. It is related to Arthroclianthus, Nephrodesmus and Hanslia. The leaves and roots of the plant are used as an insecticide
  • Arn. Benth. 1852 Droogmansia De Wild. 1902 Hanslia Schindl. 1924 Nephrodesmus Schindl. 1916 Ohwia H.Ohashi 1999 Ougeinia Benth. 1852 Phyllodium Desv