Taxon: Aeschynomene virginica (L.) Britton et al.

Genus: Aeschynomene
Family: Fabaceae (alt.Leguminosae)
  Subfamily: Papilionoideae
      Tribe: Dalbergieae
Nomen number: 315815
Place of publication: Prelim. cat. 13. 1888
Comment: non Aeschynomene virginica auct. mult. (= A. indica L.)
Name Verified on: 24-Sep-1992 by ARS Systematic Botanists. Last Changed: 11-Mar-2007
Species priority site is: Plant Genetic Resources Conservation Unit, Griffin, GA (S9)
Accessions: 1 in National Plant Germplasm System

Common names:

Economic Importance:

  • Center for Plant Conservation listed: ()
  • Fish & Wildlife Threatened species: ()

Distributional Range:


  • Northern America

    • Northeastern U.S.A.: United States - New Jersey, - Pennsylvania
    • Northern Mexico: Mexico - Durango, - Sinaloa
    • Southeastern U.S.A.: United States - Delaware, - Maryland, - North Carolina, - Virginia
    • Southern Mexico: Mexico - Campeche, - Chiapas, - Guerrero, - Mexico, - Morelos, - Oaxaca, - Tabasco, - Veracruz


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