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)
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

Common names:

Economic Importance:

  • Animal food: forage (fide Pl Res SEAs 4:114. 1992)

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:

  • Adams, C. Flowering plants of Jamaica. 1972 (F Jam)
  • Correa, J. E. & H. Y. Bernal 1992. Especies vegetales promisorias de los paises del Convenio Andres Bello. 1989-1998 (Esp Veg Prom) 8:201-219.
  • Duke, J. A. Handbook of legumes of world economic importance. 1981 (Leg WorldEc)
  • Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) 2010. Ecocrop (on-line resource). (Ecocrop)
  • Integrated Botanical Information System (IBIS) Australian plant common name database (on-line resource). (Aust Pl Common Names)
  • Jørgensen, P. M. & S. León-Yánez, eds. Catalogue of the vascular plants of Ecuador. Monogr. Syst. Bot. Missouri Bot. Gard. 75. 1999 (L Ecuador)
  • Kearney, T. H. & R. H. Peebles Arizona flora, ed. 2. 1969 (F Ariz)
  • Liogier, H. A. & L. F. Martorell Flora of Puerto Rico and adjacent islands: a systematic synopsis. 1982 (F PR)
  • Macbride, J. F. et al., eds. Flora of Peru. 1936-1971; new ser. 1980- (F Peru)
  • McVaugh, R. Flora Novo-Galiciana. 1983- (F NGalicia)
  • Ohashi, H. 1988. Desmodium (Leguminosae) of the Hawaiian islands Sci. Rep. Tohoku Imp. Univ., Ser. 4, Biol. 39:181.
  • Pittier, H. F. et al. Catálogo de la flora venezolana. 1945-1947 (L Venez)
  • Rehm, S. Multilingual dictionary of agronomic plants. 1994 (Dict Rehm)
  • Shreve, F. & I. L. Wiggins Vegetation and flora of the Sonoran desert. 1964 (F SonorDes)
  • Standley, P. C. & J. A. Steyermark Flora of Guatemala. 1946-1976 (F Guat)
  • Steyermark, J. A. & O. Huber Flora del Avila. 1978 (F Avila)
  • 't Mannetje, L. & R. M. Jones, eds. 1992. Forages (Pl Res SEAs) 4:114.
  • Thulin, M. Leguminosae of Ethiopia. Opera Bot. 68:1-223. 1983 (Leg Ethiop)
  • Verdcourt, B. A manual of New Guinea legumes. 1979 (Leg New Guinea)
  • 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)

Synonyms:

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