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Taxon: Desmodium triflorum (L.) DC.

 
Genus: Desmodium
Family: Fabaceae (alt.Leguminosae)
Subfamily: Faboideae
Subtribe: Desmodiinae
Nomen number: 13680
Place of publication: Prodr. 2:334. 1825
Link to protologue:
Name Verified on: 01-Mar-1987 by ARS Systematic Botanists. Last Changed: 23-Aug-1994
Species priority site is:
Accessions: 6 (0 active, 0 available) in National Plant Germplasm System

Synonyms:

Common names:

  • three-flower beggarweed  (Source: Names Beetle) - English
  • three-flower ticktrefoil  (Source: Atlas Florida) - English
  • kuddalia  (Source: Dict Rehm) - India
  • amor-do-campo  (Source: Dict Rehm) - Portuguese
  • hierba cuartillo  (Source: Dict Rehm) - Spanish
  • san dian jin  (Source: F ChinaEng) - Transcribed Chinese

Economic Importance:

  • Animal food: forage
  • Environmental:
  • Human food:
  • Medicines:
  • Weed:

Distributional Range:

    Native

    Africa
    • NORTHEAST TROPICAL AFRICA: Sudan
    • EAST TROPICAL AFRICA: Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda
    • WEST-CENTRAL TROPICAL AFRICA: Burundi, Cameroon, Zaire
    • WEST TROPICAL AFRICA: Benin, Cote D'Ivoire, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Liberia, Nigeria, Sierra Leone, Togo
    • SOUTH TROPICAL AFRICA: Angola, Malawi, Zambia
    • WESTERN INDIAN OCEAN: Madagascar, Mauritius, Reunion, Seychelles

    Asia-Temperate
    • ARABIAN PENINSULA: Yemen
    • WESTERN ASIA: Iran
    • CHINA: China [Fujian, Guangdong, Guangxi, Hainan, Jiangxi, Yunnan, Zhejiang]
    • EASTERN ASIA: Japan, [Ryukyu Islands] Taiwan

    Asia-Tropical
    • INDIAN SUBCONTINENT: Bhutan, India, Maldives, Pakistan, Sri Lanka
    • PAPUASIA: Indonesia, [Irian Jaya] New Guinea
    • INDO-CHINA: Myanmar, Thailand, Vietnam
    • MALESIA: Indonesia, [Celebes, Java, Lesser Sunda Islands, Moluccas, Sumatra] Philippines, Singapore

    Australasia
    • AUSTRALIA: Australia [Queensland, Northern Territory]

    Northern America
    • NORTHERN MEXICO: Mexico [San Luis Potosi, Sinaloa, Tamaulipas]
    • SOUTHERN MEXICO: Mexico [Chiapas, Colima, Guerrero, Jalisco, Nayarit, Oaxaca, Veracruz]

    Southern America
    • CARIBBEAN: Antigua and Barbuda, Barbados, Cayman Islands, Cuba, Dominica, Dominican Republic, Grenada, Guadeloupe, Haiti, Jamaica, Martinique, Netherlands Antilles, Puerto Rico, St. Kitts and Nevis, St. Lucia, St. Vincent and Grenadines
    • CENTRAL AMERICA: Belize, Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Nicaragua, Panama
    • BRAZIL: Brazil


    Cultivated (also cult.)

    Naturalized

    Africa
    • SOUTH TROPICAL AFRICA: Zimbabwe

    Asia-Tropical
    • MALESIA: Christmas Island

    Northern America
    • SOUTHEASTERN U.S.A.: United States [Florida]

    Pacific
    • NORTH-CENTRAL PACIFIC: United States [Hawaii]
    • NORTHWESTERN PACIFIC: Marshall Islands, Micronesia, Northern Mariana Islands, Palau
    • SOUTH-CENTRAL PACIFIC: French Polynesia
    • SOUTHWESTERN PACIFIC: Fiji, Nauru, New Caledonia, Samoa

    Southern America
    • NORTHERN SOUTH AMERICA: French Guiana, Guyana, Suriname


References:

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  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. Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) 2010. Ecocrop (on-line resource). (Ecocrop)
  5. Grierson, A. J. C. & D. J. Long Flora of Bhutan including a record of plants from Sikkim. (F Bhutan)
  6. Hacker, J. B. A guide to herbaceous and shrub legumes of Queensland. 1990 (Leg Queensl)
  7. Hara, H. et al. An enumeration of the flowering plants of Nepal. (L Nepal)
  8. Hnatiuk, R. J. Census of Australian vascular plants. Australian Flora and Fauna Series No. 11. (L Aust)
  9. Howard, R. Flora of the lesser Antilles. (F LAnt)
  10. Huang, S. F. & T. C. Huang Taxonomic treatment of the Papilionoideae (Leguminosae) of Taiwan. Taiwania 32:11-117. 1987 (Leg Taiwan)
  11. Institute of Pacific Islands Forestry Pacific Island Ecosystems at Risk (PIER): plant threats to Pacific ecosystems (on-line resource). (Pacif I Ecosyst Risk)
  12. International Legume Database & Information Service International Legume Database and Information Service (on-line resource). (ILDIS)
  13. Keay, R. W. J. & F. N. Hepper Flora of west tropical Africa, ed. 2. (F WT Afr)
  14. Kumar, S & P. V. Sane Legumes of South Asia: a checklist. (Leg SAsia)
  15. Kunkel, G. Plants for human consumption. 1984 (L Edible Pl)
  16. Lewis, G. P. Legumes of Bahia. 1987 (Leg Bahia)
  17. Lock, J. M. Legumes of Africa: a checklist. 1989 (Leg Africa)
  18. Lock, J. M. & C. S. Ford Legumes of Malesia: a checklist. 2004 (Leg Malesia)
  19. Lock, J. M. & J. Heald Legumes of Indochina: a checklist. 1994 (Leg Indochina)
  20. Lock, J. M. & K. Simpson Legumes of West Asia: a checklist. 1991 (Leg WAsia)
  21. McVaugh, R. Flora Novo-Galiciana. (F NGalicia)
  22. Missouri Botanical Garden Flora of Mesoamerica Checklist (on-line resource). (L Mesoamer)
  23. Nasir, E. & S. I. Ali, eds. Flora of [West] Pakistan. (F Pak)
  24. Ohashi, H. 1973. The Asiatic species of Desmodium and its allied genera (Leguminosae) (Ginkgoana) 1:245.
  25. Ohashi, H. 1988. Desmodium (Leguminosae) of the Hawaiian islands Sci. Rep. Tohoku Imp. Univ., Ser. 4, Biol. 39:187.
  26. Padua, L. S. de et al., eds. 1999. Medicinal and poisonous plants 1 (Pl Res SEAs) 12(1):249.
  27. Pulle, A. A. et al., eds. Flora of Suriname. (F Suriname)
  28. Rehm, S. Multilingual dictionary of agronomic plants. 1994 (Dict Rehm)
  29. 't Mannetje, L. & R. M. Jones, eds. 1992. Forages (Pl Res SEAs) 4:116.
  30. Turrill, W. B. et al., eds. Flora of tropical East Africa. (F TE Afr)
  31. Verdcourt, B. 1974. Summary of the Leguminosae - Papilionoideae - Hedysareae (sensu lato) of Flora Zambesiaca (Kirkia) 9:512.
  32. Verdcourt, B. A manual of New Guinea legumes. (Leg New Guinea)
  33. Woodson, R. E. & R. W. Schery, eds. Flora of Panama. (F Panama)
  34. Wu Zheng-yi & P. H. Raven et al., eds. Flora of China (English edition). (F ChinaEng)
  35. Wunderlin, R. & B. Hansen Atlas of Florida vascular plants (on-line resource). (Atlas Florida)

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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=13680. Accessed 20 November 2018.