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:



  • Pacific

    • North-Central Pacific: U.S. Outlying Islands Midway Islands; United States Hawaii
    • South-Central Pacific: French Polynesia Marquesas Islands
    • Southwestern Pacific: Tonga


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


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