Genus: Neptunia Lour.

Possible synonym of: Desmanthus Willd.

Family: Fabaceae
Subfamily: Caesalpinioideae
Tribe: Mimoseae
Alternate family(ies): Mimosaceae
Genus number: 15558
Last updated: 10-Feb-2005
Accession Count: 13 (5 active, 3 available) in National Plant Germplasm System
Comments: uncertain genus

List of Species Records in GRIN


  1. Lewis, G. et al., eds. 2005. Legumes of the world 174.
  2. Luckow, M. 1997. Generic relationships in the Dichrostachys group (Leguminosae: Mimosoideae): evidence from chloroplast DNA restriction sites and morphology. Syst. Bot. 22:189-199. Note: chloroplast DNA analysis does not indicate paraphyly with Desmanthus as previous morphological studies had suggested

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Synonyms (=), probable synonyms (=~), and possible synonyms (~):


  • Seed: U.S. National Seed Herbarium image
  • Seed: U.S. National Seed Herbarium image

Check Index Nominum Genericorum for Neptunia
Cite as: USDA, Agricultural Research Service, National Plant Germplasm System. 2020. Germplasm Resources Information Network (GRIN-Taxonomy).
National Germplasm Resources Laboratory, Beltsville, Maryland. URL: Accessed 8 July 2020.