Taxon: Desmodium intortum (Mill.) Urb.

 
Genus: Desmodium
Family: Fabaceae (alt.Leguminosae)
Subfamily: Faboideae
Subtribe: Desmodiinae
Nomen number: 13644
Place of publication: Symb. antill. 8:292. 1920 Feb 1 (Fawcett & Rendle, Fl. jam. 4:34. 1920 Mar 25)
Link to protologue:
Typification:
Name Verified on: 28-Oct-1988 by ARS Systematic Botanists. Last Changed: 22-May-1997
Species priority site is: Plant Genetic Resources Conservation Unit, Griffin, GA (S9)
Accessions: 16 in National Plant Germplasm System

Synonyms:

Common names:

Economic Importance:

  • Animal food: forage ()

Distributional Range:

    Native

    Northern America
    • Mexico

    Southern America
    • CARIBBEAN: Hispaniola, Jamaica, Puerto Rico
    • CENTRAL AMERICA: Belize, Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua, Panama
    • NORTHERN SOUTH AMERICA: Venezuela
    • WESTERN SOUTH AMERICA: Colombia, Ecuador, [Azuay, Bolivar, Carchi, Chimborazo, Cotopaxi, Esmeraldas, Guayas, Imbabura, Loja, Los Rios, Manabi, Morona-Santiago, Napo, Pastaza, Pichincha, Tungurahua, Zamora-Chinchipe] Peru


    Naturalized (natzd. elsewhere)

References:

  1. Adams, C. Flowering plants of Jamaica. 1972 (F Jam)
  2. Correa, J. E. & H. Y. Bernal 1992. Especies vegetales promisorias de los paises del Convenio Andres Bello. (Esp Veg Prom) 8:201-219.
  3. Duke, J. A. Handbook of legumes of world economic importance. 1981 (Leg WorldEc)
  4. Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) 2010. Ecocrop (on-line resource). (Ecocrop)
  5. Integrated Botanical Information System (IBIS) Australian plant common name database (on-line resource). (Aust Pl Common Names)
  6. Jørgensen, P. M. & S. León-Yánez, eds. Catalogue of the vascular plants of Ecuador. Monogr. Syst. Bot. Missouri Bot. Gard. 75. 1999 (L Ecuador)
  7. Kearney, T. H. & R. H. Peebles Arizona flora, ed. 2. (F Ariz)
  8. Liogier, H. A. & L. F. Martorell Flora of Puerto Rico and adjacent islands: a systematic synopsis. (F PR)
  9. Macbride, J. F. et al., eds. Flora of Peru. 1936-1971; new ser. 1980- (F Peru)
  10. McVaugh, R. Flora Novo-Galiciana. (F NGalicia)
  11. Ohashi, H. 1988. Desmodium (Leguminosae) of the Hawaiian islands Sci. Rep. Tohoku Imp. Univ., Ser. 4, Biol. 39:181.
  12. Pittier, H. F. et al. Catálogo de la flora venezolana. (L Venez)
  13. Rehm, S. Multilingual dictionary of agronomic plants. 1994 (Dict Rehm)
  14. Shreve, F. & I. L. Wiggins Vegetation and flora of the Sonoran desert. (F SonorDes)
  15. Standley, P. C. & J. A. Steyermark Flora of Guatemala. (F Guat)
  16. Steyermark, J. A. & O. Huber Flora del Avila. (F Avila)
  17. 't Mannetje, L. & R. M. Jones, eds. 1992. Forages (Pl Res SEAs) 4:114.
  18. Thulin, M. Leguminosae of Ethiopia. Opera Bot. 68:1-223. 1983 (Leg Ethiop)
  19. Verdcourt, B. A manual of New Guinea legumes. (Leg New Guinea)
  20. Woodson, R. E. & R. W. Schery, eds. Flora of Panama. (F Panama)
  21. Wu Zheng-yi & P. H. Raven et al., eds. Flora of China (English edition). (F ChinaEng)

Check other web resources for Desmodium intortum (Mill.) Urb. :

  • PLANTS: USDA-NRCS Database of Plants of the United States and its Territories
  • Flora of China: Online version from Harvard University
  • TROPICOS: Nomenclatural and Specimen Database of the Missouri Botanical Garden
  • ILDIS: International Legume Database & Information Service
  • Mansfeld: Mansfeld's World Databas of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops
  • ePIC: Electronic Plant Information Centre of Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew
  • AGRICOLA: Article Citation Database or NAL Catalog of USDA's National Agricultural Library
  • Entrez: NCBI's search engine for PubMed citations, GenBank sequences, etc.

Images:

  • Seed: U.S. National Seed Herbarium image

Cite as: USDA, Agricultural Research Service, National Plant Germplasm System. 2018. Germplasm Resources Information Network (GRIN-Taxonomy).
National Germplasm Resources Laboratory, Beltsville, Maryland. URL: https://npgsweb.ars-grin.gov/gringlobal/taxonomydetail.aspx?id=13644. Accessed 18 June 2018.