Taxon: Desmodium sandwicense E. Mey.

Genus: Desmodium
Family: Fabaceae (alt.Leguminosae)
Subfamily: Faboideae
Subtribe: Desmodiinae
Nomen number: 13672
Place of publication: Cat. sem. horti regiomont. 4. 1850 (Linnaea 24:230. 1851)
Link to protologue:
Name Verified on: 26-Jun-1989 by ARS Systematic Botanists. Last Changed: 19-Sep-1998
Species priority site is: Plant Genetic Resources Conservation Unit, Griffin, GA (S9)
Accessions: 20 in National Plant Germplasm System


Common names:

Distributional Range:


    • NORTH-CENTRAL PACIFIC: U.S. Outlying Islands, [Midway Islands] United States [Hawaii]
    • SOUTH-CENTRAL PACIFIC: French Polynesia [Marquesas Islands]

    Other (possible origin South America)


  1. Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) 2010. Ecocrop (on-line resource). (Ecocrop)
  2. Fosberg, F. R. 1968. Critical notes on Pacific Island plants part 2 (Micronesica) 4:257.
  3. Ohashi, H. 1988. Desmodium (Leguminosae) of the Hawaiian islands Sci. Rep. Tohoku Imp. Univ., Ser. 4, Biol. 39:183.

Check other web resources for Desmodium sandwicense E. Mey. :

Cite as: USDA, Agricultural Research Service, National Plant Germplasm System. 2018. Germplasm Resources Information Network (GRIN-Taxonomy).
National Germplasm Resources Laboratory, Beltsville, Maryland. URL: Accessed 17 June 2018.