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Alysicarpus longifolius (Shevra) in Hyderabad, AP W IMG 9499.jpg
Alysicarpus longifolius
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Eudicots
(unranked): Rosids
Order: Fabales
Family: Fabaceae
Subfamily: Faboideae
Tribe: Desmodieae
Subtribe: Desmodiinae
Genus: Alysicarpus

Alysicarpus is a genus of flowering plants in the legume family, Fabaceae. It is distributed in tropical and subtropical regions[1] of Africa, Asia, the Americas, and Australia.[2] Species are known generally as moneyworts.[3]

Species include:[2][4][5]


  1. ^ a b Chavan, S., et al. (2012). Alysicarpus sanjappae (Leguminosae: Papilionoideae), a new species from the Western Ghats of India. Kew Bulletin 68 1-4.
  2. ^ a b Alysicarpus. Flora of China.
  3. ^ Alysicarpus. Integrated Taxonomic Information System (ITIS).
  4. ^ Alysicarpus. Flora of Pakistan.
  5. ^ GRIN Species Records of Alysicarpus. Germplasm Resources Information Network (GRIN).