Taxon: Aeschynomene americana L.

 
Genus: Aeschynomene
Family: Fabaceae (alt.Leguminosae)
  Subfamily: Faboideae
      Tribe: Dalbergieae
Nomen number: 1602
Place of publication: Sp. pl. 2:713. 1753
Name Verified on: 01-Mar-1989 by ARS Systematic Botanists. Last Changed: 23-Aug-1994
Species priority site is: Plant Genetic Resources Conservation Unit, Griffin, GA (S9)
Accessions: 234 in National Plant Germplasm System (GoogleMap)

Common names:

  • American joint-vetch  (Source: Dict Rehm) - English
  • joint-vetch  (Source: Dict Rehm) - English
  • amerikanische Schampflanze  (Source: Zander Ency) - German
  • pega pega  (Source: Dict Rehm) - Spanish
  • pulmón  (Source: Dict Rehm) - Spanish
  • min gan he meng  (Source: F ChinaEng) - Transcribed Chinese

Economic Importance:

  • Environmental: soil improver (fide Pl Res SEAs 4:37. 1992)
  • Animal food: forage (fide Austral. J. Exper. Agric. 35:122-123. 1995)
  • Weed: potential seed contaminant (fide F Guat)

Distributional Range:

    Native:

  • Northern America

    • : Mexico
    • Southeastern U.S.A.: United States - Alabama, - Florida, - Georgia, - Louisiana
  • Southern America

    • Brazil: Brazil
    • Caribbean: Antigua and Barbuda; Bahamas; Barbados; Cayman Islands; Cuba; Dominican Republic; Grenada; Guadeloupe; Haiti; Jamaica; Martinique; Netherlands Antilles - Curacao; Puerto Rico; St. Lucia; St. Vincent and Grenadines; Trinidad and Tobago - Tobago; Virgin Islands (British) - Tortola; Virgin Islands (U.S.) - St. Thomas, - St. Croix, - St. John
    • Central America: Belize; Costa Rica; Guatemala; Honduras; Nicaragua; Panama
    • Northern South America: French Guiana; Guyana; Venezuela
    • Southern South America: Argentina; Paraguay
    • Western South America: Bolivia; Colombia; Ecuador; Peru

  • Cultivated:

  • Asia-Tropical

    • Indo-China: Thailand; Vietnam
    • Malesia: Indonesia; Philippines
  • Australasia

    • Australia: Australia
  • Pacific

    • Southwestern Pacific: Vanuatu

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  • Hammel, B. E. et al., eds. Manual de plantas de Costa Rica. 2003- (Man CostaR)
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