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Taxon: Desmodium adscendens (Sw.) DC.

 
Genus: Desmodium
Family: Fabaceae (alt.Leguminosae)
Subfamily: Faboideae
Subtribe: Desmodiinae
Nomen number: 13608
Place of publication: Prodr. 2:332. 1825
Link to protologue:
Name Verified on: 21-Feb-1987 by ARS Systematic Botanists.
Accessions: 12 (6 active, 4 available) in National Plant Germplasm System

Autonyms (not in current use) and synonyms:

(≡ homotypic synonym, = heterotypic synonym, - autonym)

Common names:

Economic Importance:

  • Environmental: erosion control (cover crop fide L. J. G. van der Maesen)
  • Medicines: folklore (fide Pl Res SEAs 12(1):245. 1999; CRC MedHerbs ed2; Herbs Commerce ed2)

Distributional Range:

    Native

    Africa
    • NORTHEAST TROPICAL AFRICA: Ethiopia
    • EAST TROPICAL AFRICA: Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda
    • WEST-CENTRAL TROPICAL AFRICA: Burundi, Cameroon, Central African Republic, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Equatorial Guinea, Gabon, Rwanda, Sao Tome and Principe
    • WEST TROPICAL AFRICA: Cote D'Ivoire, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Liberia, Nigeria, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Togo
    • SOUTH TROPICAL AFRICA: Angola, Malawi, Mozambique, Zambia, Zimbabwe
    • SOUTHERN AFRICA: Eswatini, South Africa [KwaZulu-Natal, Transvaal]
    • WESTERN INDIAN OCEAN: Madagascar

    Asia-Tropical
    • INDIAN SUBCONTINENT: India, Sri Lanka
    • PAPUASIA: Papua New Guinea
    • INDO-CHINA: Thailand
    • MALESIA: Malaysia

    Northern America
    • Mexico

    Southern America
    • CARIBBEAN: Antigua and Barbuda, [Antigua] Cuba, Dominica, Grenada, Guadeloupe, Hispaniola, Jamaica, Martinique, Montserrat, St. Kitts and Nevis, [Saint Kitts] St. Lucia, St. Vincent and Grenadines, [Saint Vincent] United States [Puerto Rico]
    • CENTRAL AMERICA: Belize, Costa Rica, Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua, Panama
    • NORTHERN SOUTH AMERICA: French Guiana, Guyana, Suriname, Venezuela
    • BRAZIL: Brazil
    • WESTERN SOUTH AMERICA: Bolivia, Colombia, Ecuador, Peru


References:

  1. Boggan, J. et al. 1997. Checklist of the plants of the Guianas, ed. 2
  2. Brako, L. & J. L. Zarucchi. 1993. Catalogue of the flowering plants and gymnosperms of Peru. Monogr. Syst. Bot. Missouri Bot. Gard. 45
  3. Brunel, J. F. et al., eds. 1984. Flore analytique du Togo. Phanerogames
  4. Duke, J. A. et al. 2002. CRC Handbook of medicinal herbs
  5. Faridah Hanum, I. & L. J. G. van der Maesen, eds. 1997. Auxiliary plants. Plant Resources of South-East Asia (PROSEA) 11:117-118.
  6. Howard, R. 1974-1989. Flora of the lesser Antilles.
  7. Keay, R. W. J. & F. N. Hepper. 1953-1972. Flora of west tropical Africa, ed. 2.
  8. León (J. S. Sauget) & Alain (E. E. Liogier). 1946-1969. Flora de Cuba
  9. Lewis, G. P. & P. E. Owen. 1989. Legumes of the Ilha de Maraca
  10. Lewis, G. P. 1987. Legumes of Bahia
  11. Liogier, H. A. & L. F. Martorell. 1982. Flora of Puerto Rico and adjacent islands: a systematic synopsis.
  12. Lock, J. M. 1989. Legumes of Africa: a checklist
  13. McGuffin, M., J. T. Kartesz, A. Y. Leung, & A. O. Tucker. 2000. Herbs of commerce, ed. 2 American Herbal Products Association, Silver Spring, Maryland.
  14. Missouri Botanical Garden. W³Tropicos (on-line resource).
  15. Ohashi, H. 1973. The Asiatic species of Desmodium and its allied genera (Leguminosae). Ginkgoana 1:199.
  16. Oliveira, M. de L. A. A. de. 1983. Estudo taxonômico do gênero Desmodium Desv. (Leguminosae, Faboideae, Desmodieae). Iheringia, Bot. 31:57.
  17. Padua, L. S. de et al., eds. 1999. Medicinal and poisonous plants 1. Plant Resources of South-East Asia (PROSEA) 12(1):245.
  18. Personal Care Products Council. INCI
  19. Rehm, S. 1994. Multilingual dictionary of agronomic plants
  20. Sanjappa, M. 1992. Legumes of India
  21. Schrire, B. D. 1988. A synopsis of the tribe Desmodieae (Fabaceae) in southern Africa. Bothalia 18:16. Note: var. robustum
  22. Standley, P. C. & J. A. Steyermark. 1946-1976. Flora of Guatemala.
  23. Thulin, M. 1983. Leguminosae of Ethiopia. Opera Bot. 68:1-223.
  24. Turrill, W. B. et al., eds. 1952-. Flora of tropical East Africa.
  25. Verdcourt, B. 1974. Summary of the Leguminosae - Papilionoideae - Hedysareae (sensu lato) of Flora Zambesiaca. Kirkia 9:514.
  26. Verdcourt, B. 1979. A manual of New Guinea legumes.
  27. Woodson, R. E. & R. W. Schery, eds. 1943-1980. Flora of Panama.

Check other web resources for Desmodium adscendens (Sw.) DC. :

  • PLANTS: USDA-NRCS Database of Plants of the United States and its Territories
  • BONAP North American Plant Atlas of the Biota of North America Program:
  • SIBIS: South African National Biodiversity Institute's (SANBI) Integrated Biodiversity System
  • On-line Flora of Zimbabwe:
  • TROPICOS: Nomenclatural and Specimen Database of the Missouri Botanical Garden
  • ILDIS: International Legume Database & Information Service
  • Mansfeld: Mansfeld's World Databas of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops
  • ePIC: Electronic Plant Information Centre of Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew
  • AGRICOLA: Article Citation Database or NAL Catalog of USDA's National Agricultural Library
  • Entrez: NCBI's search engine for PubMed citations, GenBank sequences, etc.
  • PubAg: USDA's National Agricultural Library database of full-text journal articles and citations on the agricultural sciences.

Images:

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

Cite as: USDA, Agricultural Research Service, National Plant Germplasm System. 2019. Germplasm Resources Information Network (GRIN-Taxonomy).
National Germplasm Resources Laboratory, Beltsville, Maryland. URL: https://npgsweb.ars-grin.gov/gringlobal/taxonomydetail.aspx?13608. Accessed 19 July 2019.