Taxon: Desmodium tortuosum (Sw.) DC.

 
Genus: Desmodium
Family: Fabaceae (alt.Leguminosae)
  Subfamily: Papilionoideae
      Tribe: Desmodieae
        Subtribe: Desmodiinae
Nomen number: 13679
Place of publication: Prodr. 2:332. 1825
Name Verified on: 24-Feb-1987 by ARS Systematic Botanists. Last Changed: 23-Aug-1994
Species priority site is: Plant Genetic Resources Conservation Unit, Griffin, GA (S9)
Accessions: 57 in National Plant Germplasm System

Common names:

  • beggarweed  (Source: Hortus 3) - English
  • Florida beggarweed  (Source: World Econ Pl) - English
  • amor-seco  (Source: pers. comm.) - Portuguese (Brazil)
  • carrapicho-beiço-de-boi  (Source: pers. comm.) - Portuguese (Brazil)
  • esmódio  (Source: pers. comm.) - Portuguese (Brazil)
  • pega-pega  (Source: pers. comm.) - Portuguese (Brazil)

Economic Importance:

  • Animal food: fodder (fide Leg Argent)
  • Weed: (fide Econ Pl Aust)

Distributional Range:

    Native:

  • Northern America

    • : Mexico
    • South-Central U.S.A.: United States - Texas
    • Southeastern U.S.A.: United States - Alabama, - Arkansas, - Florida, - Georgia, - Louisiana, - Mississippi, - North Carolina, - South Carolina
  • Southern America

    • Brazil: Brazil
    • Caribbean: West Indies
    • Central America: Belize; Costa Rica; El Salvador; Guatemala; Honduras; Nicaragua; Panama
    • Northern South America: Venezuela
    • Southern South America: Argentina - Salta
    • Western South America: Colombia; Peru

  • Naturalized:

    . natzd. elsewhere

References:

  • Adams, C. Flowering plants of Jamaica. 1972 (F Jam)
  • 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)
  • Burkart, A. E. Las leguminosas Argentinas - silvestres y cultivadas, ed. 2. 1952 (Leg Argent)
  • Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) 2010. Ecocrop (on-line resource). (Ecocrop)
  • Graham, E. H. Legumes for erosion control and wildlife. USDA Misc. Publ. 412. 1941 (Leg ErWild)
  • Groth, D. 2005. pers. comm. (pers. comm.)
  • Howard, R. Flora of the lesser Antilles. 1974-1989 (F LAnt)
  • Keay, R. W. J. & F. N. Hepper Flora of west tropical Africa, ed. 2. 1953-1972 (F WT Afr)
  • Lazarides, M. & B. Hince CSIRO Handbook of Economic Plants of Australia. 1993 (Econ Pl Aust)
  • Lewis, G. P. Legumes of Bahia. 1987 (Leg Bahia)
  • Liberty Hyde Bailey Hortorium Hortus third. 1976 (Hortus 3)
  • 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)
  • Ohashi, H. 1988. Desmodium (Leguminosae) of the Hawaiian islands Sci. Rep. Tohoku Imp. Univ., Ser. 4, Biol. 39:186.
  • Oliveira, M. de L. A. A. de 1983. Estudo taxonômico do gênero Desmodium Desv. (Leguminosae, Faboideae, Desmodieae) Iheringia, Bot. 31:71.
  • Pittier, H. F. et al. Catálogo de la flora venezolana. 1945-1947 (L Venez)
  • Pulle, A. A. et al., eds. Flora of Suriname. 1932- (F Suriname)
  • Schrire, B. D. 1988. A synopsis of the tribe Desmodieae (Fabaceae) in southern Africa (Bothalia) 18:14.
  • Standley, P. C. & J. A. Steyermark Flora of Guatemala. 1946-1976 (F Guat)
  • 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) 9:526.
  • Woodson, R. E. & R. W. Schery, eds. Flora of Panama. 1943-1980 (F Panama)

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