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Taxon: Aeschynomene americana L.

 
Genus: Aeschynomene
Family: Fabaceae (alt.Leguminosae)
Subfamily: Faboideae
Tribe: Dalbergieae
Nomen number: 1602
Place of publication: Sp. pl. 2:713. 1753
Link to protologue:
Typification: View in Linnean Typification Project
Name Verified on: 01-Mar-1989 by ARS Systematic Botanists.
Accessions: 234 (137 active, 137 available) in National Plant Germplasm System (Map)

Common names:

  • American joint-vetch  (Source: Dict Rehm) - English
  • joint-vetch  (Source: Dict Rehm) - English
  • amerikanische Schampflanze  (Source: Zander Ency) - German
  • pega pega  (Source: Dict Rehm) - Spanish
  • pulmón  (Source: Dict Rehm) - Spanish
  • min gan he meng  (Source: F ChinaEng) - Transcribed Chinese

Economic Importance:

  • Animal food: forage
  • Environmental:
  • Weed: potential seed contaminant

Distributional Range:

    Native

    Northern America
    • SOUTHEASTERN U.S.A.: United States [Alabama (s.), Florida (n.), Georgia (s.), Louisiana (s.)]
    • NORTHERN MEXICO: Mexico [Chihuahua, Coahuila de Zaragoza, Durango, San Luis Potosí, Sinaloa, Sonora, Tamaulipas, Zacatecas]
    • SOUTHERN MEXICO: Mexico [Campeche, Chiapas, Guanajuato, Guerrero, Jalisco, México, Michoacán de Ocampo, Morelos, Nayarit, Oaxaca, Puebla, Querétaro, Quintana Roo, Tabasco, Veracruz de Ignacio de la Llave, Yucatán]
    • Mexico

    Southern America
    • CARIBBEAN: Antigua and Barbuda, Bahamas, Barbados, Cayman Islands, Cuba, Dominican Republic, Grenada, Guadeloupe, Haiti, Jamaica, Martinique, Netherlands Antilles, [Curacao] St. Lucia, St. Vincent and Grenadines, Trinidad and Tobago, [Tobago] United States, [Puerto Rico, Virgin Islands, U.S., Virgin Islands, U.S., Virgin Islands, U.S.] Virgin Islands (British) [Tortola]
    • CENTRAL AMERICA: Belize, Costa Rica, Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua, Panama
    • NORTHERN SOUTH AMERICA: French Guiana, Guyana, Venezuela
    • BRAZIL: Brazil
    • WESTERN SOUTH AMERICA: Bolivia, Colombia, Ecuador, Peru
    • SOUTHERN SOUTH AMERICA: Argentina, Paraguay


    Cultivated

    Asia-Tropical
    • INDO-CHINA: Thailand, Vietnam
    • MALESIA: Indonesia, Philippines

    Australasia
    • AUSTRALIA: Australia (e.)

    Pacific
    • SOUTHWESTERN PACIFIC: Vanuatu


References:

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Check other web resources for Aeschynomene americana L. :

  • PLANTS: USDA-NRCS Database of Plants of the United States and its Territories
  • BONAP North American Plant Atlas of the Biota of North America Program:
  • Flora del Conosur: Catálogo de las Plantas Vasculares del Conosur
  • Flora of China: Online version from Harvard University
  • AVH: Australia's Virtual Herbarium
  • 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.
  • PubAg: USDA's National Agricultural Library database of full-text journal articles and citations on the agricultural sciences.

Cite as: USDA, Agricultural Research Service, National Plant Germplasm System. 2019. Germplasm Resources Information Network (GRIN-Taxonomy).
National Germplasm Resources Laboratory, Beltsville, Maryland. URL: https://npgsweb.ars-grin.gov/gringlobal/taxonomydetail.aspx?id=1602. Accessed 21 July 2019.