Taxon: Desmodium incanum (G. Mey.) DC.

 
Genus: Desmodium
Family: Fabaceae (alt.Leguminosae)
  Subfamily: Faboideae
      Tribe: Desmodieae
        Subtribe: Desmodiinae
Nomen number: 13642
Place of publication: Prodr. 2:332. 1825, nom. cons. prop.
Comments:
  • • although both Hedysarum incanum Sw. (1788) and Aeschynomene incana G. Mey. (1818) were cited in synonymy by Candolle, the former was an illegitimate later homonym (non Thunb.; Melbourne ICN Art. 53), so the later homotypic name becomes the basionym
  • • the potential basionym Hedysarum incanum Sw. was proposed for conservation (nom. cons. prop.) over the earlier homonym (Melbourne ICN Art. 53) Hedysarum incanum Thunb., nom. rej. prop. to establish priority of this name back to 1788
Name Verified on: 08-Nov-1988 by ARS Systematic Botanists. Last Changed: 22-Jan-2015
Species priority site is: Plant Genetic Resources Conservation Unit, Griffin, GA (S9)
Accessions: 58 in National Plant Germplasm System (GoogleMap)

Common names:

  • kaimi-clover  (Source: World Econ Pl) - English
  • amor-de-campo  (Source: pers. comm.) - Portuguese (Brazil)
  • carrapicho-beiço-de-boi  (Source: pers. comm.) - Portuguese (Brazil)
  • pega-pega  (Source: pers. comm.) - Portuguese (Brazil)

Economic Importance:

  • Animal food: potential as forage (fide Pl Res SEAs 4:112-114. 1992)
  • Weed: (fide F Guat)

Distributional Range:

    Native:

  • Northern America

    • : Mexico
  • Southern America

    • Brazil: Brazil
    • Caribbean: Antigua and Barbuda; Bahamas; Barbados; Cuba; Dominica; Guadeloupe; Hispaniola; Jamaica; Martinique; Montserrat; Puerto Rico; St. Kitts and Nevis; St. Lucia; St. Vincent and Grenadines
    • Central America: Belize; Costa Rica; El Salvador; Guatemala; Honduras; Nicaragua; Panama
    • Northern South America: French Guiana; Guyana; Suriname; Venezuela
    • Southern South America: Argentina; Paraguay
    • Western South America: Bolivia; Colombia; Ecuador; Peru

  • Naturalized:

    . widely natzd. in paleotropics

References:

  • Applequist, W. L. 2013. Report of the Committee for Spermatophyta: 65 (Taxon) 62:1320.
  • Burkart, A. E., ed. Flora ilustrada de Entre Rios. 1969- (F EntreR)
  • Correll, D. S. & H. B. Correll Flora of the Bahama archipelago. 1982 (F Bahamas)
  • Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) 2010. Ecocrop (on-line resource). (Ecocrop)
  • Groth, D. 2005. pers. comm. (pers. comm.)
  • Howard, R. Flora of the lesser Antilles. 1974-1989 (F LAnt)
  • Lewis, G. P. & P. E. Owen Legumes of the Ilha de Maraca. 1989 (Leg Maraca)
  • Lima, L. C. P. et al. 2012. (2089) Proposal to conserve the name Hedysarum incanum Sw. against H. incanum Thunb. (Leguminosae) (Taxon) 61:1122-1123.
  • Lock, J. M. Legumes of Africa: a checklist. 1989 (Leg Africa)
  • Long, R. W. & O. Lakela A flora of tropical Florida. 1971 (F TFla)
  • Macbride, J. F. et al., eds. Flora of Peru. 1936-1971; new ser. 1980- (F Peru)
  • McVaugh, R. Flora Novo-Galiciana. 1983- (F NGalicia)
  • Moerman, D. Native American ethnobotany, ed. 5. 1998 (Nat Amer Ethnobot)
  • Núñez Meléndez, E. Plantas medicinales de Puerto Rico: Folklore y fundamentos científicos. 1982 (Pl Med PR)
  • Nicolson, D. H. 1978. Illegitimate "basionyms," impact on priority and author citation or, the rise of Desmodium incanum and fall of D. canum (Fabaceae) (Taxon) 27:369.
  • Ohashi, H. 1988. Desmodium (Leguminosae) of the Hawaiian islands Sci. Rep. Tohoku Imp. Univ., Ser. 4, Biol. 39:178.
  • Oliveira, M. de L. A. A. de 1983. Estudo taxonômico do gênero Desmodium Desv. (Leguminosae, Faboideae, Desmodieae) Iheringia, Bot. 31:62.
  • Radford, A. E. et al., eds. Vascular flora of the southeastern United States. 1980- (F SE US)
  • Schrire, B. D. 1988. A synopsis of the tribe Desmodieae (Fabaceae) in southern Africa (Bothalia) 18:14.
  • Standley, P. C. & J. A. Steyermark Flora of Guatemala. 1946-1976 (F Guat)
  • 't Mannetje, L. & R. M. Jones, eds. 1992. Forages (Pl Res SEAs) 4:112-114.
  • Turrill, W. B. et al., eds. Flora of tropical East Africa. 1952- (F TE Afr)
  • Woodson, R. E. & R. W. Schery, eds. Flora of Panama. 1943-1980 (F Panama)

Synonyms:

Check other web resources for Desmodium incanum (G. Mey.) DC. :

  • PLANTS: USDA-NRCS Database of Plants of the United States and its Territories
  • Flora del Conosur: Catálogo de las Plantas Vasculares del Conosur
  • 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.

Images:

  • Seed: U.S. National Seed Herbarium image