Taxon: Desmodium uncinatum (Jacq.) DC.

 
Genus: Desmodium
Family: Fabaceae (alt.Leguminosae)
  Subfamily: Papilionoideae
      Tribe: Desmodieae
        Subtribe: Desmodiinae
Nomen number: 13683
Place of publication: Prodr. 2:331. 1825
Name Verified on: 01-Mar-1987 by ARS Systematic Botanists. Last Changed: 23-Aug-1994
Species priority site is: Plant Genetic Resources Conservation Unit, Griffin, GA (S9)
Accessions: 33 in National Plant Germplasm System

Common names:

  • silverleaf desmodium  (Source: pers. comm.) - English
  • Spanish tick-clover  (Source: World Econ Pl) - English
  • spanischer Klee  (Source: Dict Rehm) - German
  • desmodio plateado  (Source: Dict Rehm) - Spanish
  • pega pega  (Source: F EntreR) - Spanish

Economic Importance:

  • Animal food: forage (fide F EntreR)

Distributional Range:

    Native:

  • Southern America

    • Brazil: Brazil
    • Northern South America: Venezuela
    • Southern South America: Argentina; Paraguay; Uruguay
    • Western South America: Bolivia; Peru

  • Naturalized:

    . natzd. elsewhere

References:

  • Burkart, A. E. Las leguminosas Argentinas - silvestres y cultivadas, ed. 2. 1952 (Leg Argent)
  • Burkart, A. E., ed. Flora ilustrada de Entre Rios. 1969- (F EntreR)
  • Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) 2010. Ecocrop (on-line resource). (Ecocrop)
  • Kretschmer, A. E. 1998. pers. comm. (pers. comm.)
  • Lewis, G. P. Legumes of Bahia. 1987 (Leg Bahia)
  • Macbride, J. F. et al., eds. Flora of Peru. 1936-1971; new ser. 1980- (F Peru)
  • Oliveira, M. de L. A. A. de 1983. Estudo taxonômico do gênero Desmodium Desv. (Leguminosae, Faboideae, Desmodieae) Iheringia, Bot. 31:49.
  • Rehm, S. Multilingual dictionary of agronomic plants. 1994 (Dict Rehm)
  • 't Mannetje, L. & R. M. Jones, eds. 1992. Forages (Pl Res SEAs) 4:116-118.
  • 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)

Synonyms:

Check other web resources for Desmodium uncinatum (Jacq.) DC. :

  • Flora del Conosur: Catálogo de las Plantas Vasculares del Conosur
  • 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: