Leptogonum, Gen. Pl. 3(1): 103. 1880 sec. Brandbyge (1993)
- Type: Leptogonum domingensis
Leptogonum is an interesting genus of small trees or shrubs, endemic to Hispaniola (Liogier 1983, Brandbyge 1989). In Burke & al. (2010), this genus was placed in the subfamily Eriogonoideae and recognized as its own subtribe Leptogoneae (Burke & Sanchez 2011), based on the lack of accrescent tepals in the fruit, the reduction to three stamens, and the leaves clustered at stem apices.