Taxon: Desmodium tortuosum (Sw.) DC.

 
Genus: Desmodium
Family: Fabaceae (alt.Leguminosae)
Subfamily: Faboideae
Subtribe: Desmodiinae
Nomen number: 13679
Place of publication: Prodr. 2:332. 1825
Link to protologue:
Typification:
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: 46 in National Plant Germplasm System

Synonyms:

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 ()
  • Weed: ()

Distributional Range:

    Native

    Northern America
    • SOUTHEASTERN U.S.A.: United States [Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina]
    • SOUTH-CENTRAL U.S.A.: United States [Texas]
    • Mexico (s.)

    Southern America
    • CARIBBEAN: West Indies
    • CENTRAL AMERICA: Belize, Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua, Panama
    • NORTHERN SOUTH AMERICA: Venezuela
    • BRAZIL: Brazil
    • WESTERN SOUTH AMERICA: Colombia, Peru
    • SOUTHERN SOUTH AMERICA: Argentina [Salta]


    Naturalized (natzd. elsewhere)

References:

  1. Adams, C. Flowering plants of Jamaica. 1972 (F Jam)
  2. Boudet, G. et al. Catalogue des plantes vasculaires du Mali. 1986 (L Mali)
  3. Brunel, J. F. et al., eds. Flore analytique du Togo. Phanerogames. 1984 (F Togo)
  4. Burkart, A. E. Las leguminosas Argentinas - silvestres y cultivadas, ed. 2. (Leg Argent)
  5. Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) 2010. Ecocrop (on-line resource). (Ecocrop)
  6. Graham, E. H. Legumes for erosion control and wildlife. USDA Misc. Publ. 412. (Leg ErWild)
  7. Groth, D. 2005. pers. comm. (pers. comm.)
  8. Howard, R. Flora of the lesser Antilles. (F LAnt)
  9. Keay, R. W. J. & F. N. Hepper Flora of west tropical Africa, ed. 2. (F WT Afr)
  10. Lazarides, M. & B. Hince CSIRO Handbook of Economic Plants of Australia. 1993 (Econ Pl Aust)
  11. Lewis, G. P. Legumes of Bahia. 1987 (Leg Bahia)
  12. Liberty Hyde Bailey Hortorium Hortus third. (Hortus 3)
  13. Liogier, H. A. & L. F. Martorell Flora of Puerto Rico and adjacent islands: a systematic synopsis. (F PR)
  14. Macbride, J. F. et al., eds. Flora of Peru. 1936-1971; new ser. 1980- (F Peru)
  15. Ohashi, H. 1988. Desmodium (Leguminosae) of the Hawaiian islands Sci. Rep. Tohoku Imp. Univ., Ser. 4, Biol. 39:186.
  16. Oliveira, M. de L. A. A. de 1983. Estudo taxonômico do gênero Desmodium Desv. (Leguminosae, Faboideae, Desmodieae) Iheringia, Bot. 31:71.
  17. Pittier, H. F. et al. Catálogo de la flora venezolana. (L Venez)
  18. Pulle, A. A. et al., eds. Flora of Suriname. (F Suriname)
  19. Schrire, B. D. 1988. A synopsis of the tribe Desmodieae (Fabaceae) in southern Africa (Bothalia) 18:14.
  20. Standley, P. C. & J. A. Steyermark Flora of Guatemala. (F Guat)
  21. Turrill, W. B. et al., eds. Flora of tropical East Africa. (F TE Afr)
  22. Verdcourt, B. 1974. Summary of the Leguminosae - Papilionoideae - Hedysareae (sensu lato) of Flora Zambesiaca (Kirkia) 9:526.
  23. Woodson, R. E. & R. W. Schery, eds. Flora of Panama. (F Panama)

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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=13679. Accessed 21 April 2018.