Taxon: Desmodium triflorum (L.) DC.

 
Genus: Desmodium
Family: Fabaceae (alt.Leguminosae)
  Subfamily: Faboideae
      Tribe: Desmodieae
        Subtribe: Desmodiinae
Nomen number: 13680
Place of publication: Prodr. 2:334. 1825
Name Verified on: 01-Mar-1987 by ARS Systematic Botanists. Last Changed: 23-Aug-1994
Species priority site is:
Accessions: 6 in National Plant Germplasm System

Common names:

  • three-flower beggarweed  (Source: Names Beetle) - English
  • three-flower ticktrefoil  (Source: Atlas Florida) - English
  • kuddalia  (Source: Dict Rehm) - India
  • amor-do-campo  (Source: Dict Rehm) - Portuguese
  • hierba cuartillo  (Source: Dict Rehm) - Spanish
  • san dian jin  (Source: F ChinaEng) - Transcribed Chinese

Economic Importance:

  • Environmental: lawn/turf (for lawns fide F Panama)
  • Human food: vegetable (in Myanmar fide L Edible Pl)
  • Animal food: forage (fide Pl Res SEAs 4:116. 1992)
  • Medicines: folklore (fide Pl Res SEAs 12(1):249. 1999)
  • Weed: (fide F Panama)

Distributional Range:

    Native:

  • Africa

    • East Tropical Africa: Kenya; Tanzania; Uganda
    • Northeast Tropical Africa: Sudan
    • South Tropical Africa: Angola; Malawi; Zambia
    • West Tropical Africa: Benin; Cote D'Ivoire; Ghana; Guinea; Guinea-Bissau; Liberia; Nigeria; Sierra Leone; Togo
    • West-Central Tropical Africa: Burundi; Cameroon; Zaire
    • Western Indian Ocean: Madagascar; Mauritius; Reunion; Seychelles
  • Asia-Temperate

    • Arabian Peninsula: Yemen
    • China: China - Fujian, - Guangdong, - Guangxi, - Hainan, - Jiangxi, - Yunnan, - Zhejiang
    • Eastern Asia: Japan - Ryukyu Islands; Taiwan
    • Western Asia: Iran
  • Asia-Tropical

    • Indian Subcontinent: Bhutan; India; Pakistan; Sri Lanka
    • Indo-China: Myanmar; Thailand; Vietnam
    • Malesia: Indonesia - Celebes, - Irian Jaya, - Java, - Lesser Sunda Islands, - Moluccas, - Sumatra; New Guinea; Philippines; Singapore
    • North Indian Ocean: Maldives
  • Australasia

    • Australia: Australia - Queensland, - Northern Territory
  • Northern America

    • Northern Mexico: Mexico - San Luis Potosi, - Sinaloa, - Tamaulipas
    • Southern Mexico: Mexico - Chiapas, - Colima, - Guerrero, - Jalisco, - Nayarit, - Oaxaca, - Veracruz
  • Southern America

    • Brazil: Brazil
    • Caribbean: Antigua and Barbuda; Barbados; Cayman Islands; Cuba; Dominica; Dominican Republic; Grenada; Guadeloupe; Haiti; Jamaica; Martinique; Netherlands Antilles; Puerto Rico; St. Kitts and Nevis; St. Lucia; St. Vincent and Grenadines
    • Mesoamerica: Belize; Costa Rica; El Salvador; Guatemala; Nicaragua; Panama

  • Naturalized:

  • Africa

    • South Tropical Africa: Zimbabwe
  • Asia-Tropical

    • Malesia: Christmas Island
  • Northern America

    • Southeastern U.S.A.: United States - Florida
  • Pacific

    • North-Central Pacific: United States - Hawaii
    • Northwestern Pacific: Marshall Islands; Micronesia; Northern Mariana Islands; Palau
    • South-Central Pacific: French Polynesia
    • Southwestern Pacific: Fiji; Nauru; New Caledonia; Samoa
  • Southern America

    • Northern South America: French Guiana; Guyana; Suriname

  • Cultivated:

    . also cult.

References:

  • Beetle, A. A. Recommended plant names. Univ. Wyoming Agr. Exp. Sta. Res. J. 31. 1970 (Names Beetle)
  • Boudet, G. et al. Catalogue des plantes vasculaires du Mali. 1986 (L Mali)
  • Brunel, J. F. et al., eds. Flore analytique du Togo. Phanerogames. 1984 (F Togo)
  • Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) 2010. Ecocrop (on-line resource). (Ecocrop)
  • Grierson, A. J. C. & D. J. Long Flora of Bhutan including a record of plants from Sikkim. 1984- (F Bhutan)
  • Hacker, J. B. A guide to herbaceous and shrub legumes of Queensland. 1990 (Leg Queensl)
  • Hara, H. et al. An enumeration of the flowering plants of Nepal. 1978-1982 (L Nepal)
  • Hnatiuk, R. J. Census of Australian vascular plants. Australian Flora and Fauna Series No. 11. 1990 (L Aust)
  • Howard, R. Flora of the lesser Antilles. 1974-1989 (F LAnt)
  • Huang, S. F. & T. C. Huang Taxonomic treatment of the Papilionoideae (Leguminosae) of Taiwan. Taiwania 32:11-117. 1987 (Leg Taiwan)
  • Institute of Pacific Islands Forestry Pacific Island Ecosystems at Risk (PIER): plant threats to Pacific ecosystems (on-line resource). (Pacif I Ecosyst Risk)
  • International Legume Database & Information Service International Legume Database and Information Service (on-line resource). (ILDIS)
  • Keay, R. W. J. & F. N. Hepper Flora of west tropical Africa, ed. 2. 1953-1972 (F WT Afr)
  • Kumar, S & P. V. Sane Legumes of South Asia: a checklist. 2003 (Leg SAsia)
  • Kunkel, G. Plants for human consumption. 1984 (L Edible Pl)
  • Lewis, G. P. Legumes of Bahia. 1987 (Leg Bahia)
  • Lock, J. M. Legumes of Africa: a checklist. 1989 (Leg Africa)
  • Lock, J. M. & C. S. Ford Legumes of Malesia: a checklist. 2004 (Leg Malesia)
  • Lock, J. M. & J. Heald Legumes of Indochina: a checklist. 1994 (Leg Indochina)
  • Lock, J. M. & K. Simpson Legumes of West Asia: a checklist. 1991 (Leg WAsia)
  • McVaugh, R. Flora Novo-Galiciana. 1983- (F NGalicia)
  • Missouri Botanical Garden Flora of Mesoamerica Checklist (on-line resource). (L Mesoamer)
  • Nasir, E. & S. I. Ali, eds. Flora of [West] Pakistan. 1970- (F Pak)
  • Ohashi, H. 1973. The Asiatic species of Desmodium and its allied genera (Leguminosae) (Ginkgoana) 1:245.
  • Ohashi, H. 1988. Desmodium (Leguminosae) of the Hawaiian islands Sci. Rep. Tohoku Imp. Univ., Ser. 4, Biol. 39:187.
  • Padua, L. S. de et al., eds. 1999. Medicinal and poisonous plants 1 (Pl Res SEAs) 12(1):249.
  • Parrotta, J. A. Healing plants of peninsular India. 2001 (Healing Pl India)
  • Pulle, A. A. et al., eds. Flora of Suriname. 1932- (F Suriname)
  • Rehm, S. Multilingual dictionary of agronomic plants. 1994 (Dict Rehm)
  • 't Mannetje, L. & R. M. Jones, eds. 1992. Forages (Pl Res SEAs) 4:116.
  • Turrill, W. B. et al., eds. Flora of tropical East Africa. 1952- (F TE Afr)
  • Verdcourt, B. 1974. Summary of the Leguminosae - Papilionoideae - Hedysareae (sensu lato) of Flora Zambesiaca (Kirkia) 9:512.
  • Verdcourt, B. A manual of New Guinea legumes. 1979 (Leg New Guinea)
  • Wiersema, J. H. & B. León World economic plants: a standard reference (on-line edition) [medicinal plants only]. (World Econ Pl Med)
  • Woodson, R. E. & R. W. Schery, eds. Flora of Panama. 1943-1980 (F Panama)
  • Wu Zheng-yi & P. H. Raven et al., eds. Flora of China (English edition). 1994- (F ChinaEng)
  • Wunderlin, R. & B. Hansen Atlas of Florida vascular plants (on-line resource). (Atlas Florida)

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