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Taxon: Alysicarpus vaginalis (L.) DC.

 
Genus: Alysicarpus
Family: Fabaceae (alt.Leguminosae)
Subfamily: Faboideae
Subtribe: Desmodiinae
Nomen number: 2740
Place of publication: Prodr. 2:353. 1825
Link to protologue: https://biodiversitylibrary.org/page/153659
Name Verified on: 17-Nov-1986 by ARS Systematic Botanists.
Accessions: 70 (15 active, 8 available) in National Plant Germplasm System (Map)

Autonyms (not in current use) and synonyms:

(≡ homotypic synonym, = heterotypic synonym, - autonym)

Common names:

Economic Importance:

  • Animal food: fodder; forage
  • Environmental: soil improver

Distributional Range:

    Native

    Africa
    • NORTHEAST TROPICAL AFRICA: Sudan, Yemen [Socotra]
    • EAST TROPICAL AFRICA: Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda
    • WEST-CENTRAL TROPICAL AFRICA: Democratic Republic of the Congo, Gabon, Rwanda, Sao Tome and Principe
    • WEST TROPICAL AFRICA: Ghana, Niger, Nigeria, Sierra Leone, Togo
    • SOUTH TROPICAL AFRICA: Angola, Mozambique, Zambia, Zimbabwe
    • SOUTHERN AFRICA: Eswatini, South Africa [KwaZulu-Natal, Limpopo, Mpumalanga]
    • WESTERN INDIAN OCEAN: Mauritius, Reunion

    Asia-Temperate
    • ARABIAN PENINSULA: Oman, Yemen
    • EASTERN ASIA: Japan, [Ryukyu Islands] Taiwan

    Asia-Tropical
    • INDIAN SUBCONTINENT: India, Pakistan, Sri Lanka
    • PAPUASIA: Papua New Guinea
    • INDO-CHINA: Cambodia, Laos, Thailand, Vietnam
    • MALESIA: Indonesia, Malaysia, Philippines


    Cultivated

    Asia-Tropical
    • PAPUASIA: Papua New Guinea

    Northern America
    • United States (s.e.)


    Naturalized

    Australasia
    • AUSTRALIA: Australia, [Queensland, Northern Territory] Australia (n.) [Queensland, Northern Territory]

    Northern America
    • United States

    Southern America
    • CENTRAL AMERICA: Panama
    • South America


References:

  1. Aubréville, A. et al., eds. 1960-. Flore du Cambodge du Laos et du Viet-Nam.
  2. Backer, C. A. & R. C. Bakhuizen van den Brink, Jr. 1963-1968. Flora of Java.
  3. Brunel, J. F. et al., eds. 1984. Flore analytique du Togo. Phanerogames
  4. Chinese Academy of Sciences. 1959-. Flora reipublicae popularis sinicae.
  5. Duke, J. A. 1981. Handbook of legumes of world economic importance
  6. Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO). 2010. Ecocrop (on-line resource). URL: http://ecocrop.fao.org/ecocrop/srv/en/cropListDetails?code=&relation=beginsWith&name=Alysicarpus+vaginalis&quantity=1 target='_blank'
  7. Germishuizen, G. & N. L. Meyer, eds. 2003. Plants of southern Africa: an annotated checklist. Strelitzia 14
  8. Grierson, A. J. C. & D. J. Long. 1984-. Flora of Bhutan including a record of plants from Sikkim.
  9. Hanelt, P., ed. 2001. Mansfeld's encyclopedia of agricultural and horticultural crops. Volumes 1-6
  10. Hara, H. et al. 1978-1982. An enumeration of the flowering plants of Nepal.
  11. Hnatiuk, R. J. 1990. Census of Australian vascular plants. Australian Flora and Fauna Series No. 11.
  12. Huang, S. F. & T. C. Huang. 1987. Taxonomic treatment of the Papilionoideae (Leguminosae) of Taiwan. Taiwania 32:11-117.
  13. Integrated Botanical Information System (IBIS). Australian plant common name database (on-line resource).
  14. International Seed Testing Association. 1982. A Multilingual Glossary of Common Plant-Names 1. Field crops, grasses and vegetables, ed. 2.
  15. Keay, R. W. J. & F. N. Hepper. 1953-1972. Flora of west tropical Africa, ed. 2.
  16. Liberty Hyde Bailey Hortorium. 1976. Hortus third.
  17. Lock, J. M. & J. Heald. 1994. Legumes of Indochina: a checklist
  18. Lock, J. M. & K. Simpson. 1991. Legumes of West Asia: a checklist
  19. Markle, G. M. et al., eds. 1998. Food and feed crops of the United States, ed. 2
  20. Matthew, K. M. 1983. The flora of the Tamilnadu Carnatic.
  21. Personal Care Products Council. INCI
  22. Rehm, S. 1994. Multilingual dictionary of agronomic plants
  23. Sanjappa, M. 1992. Legumes of India
  24. Schrire, B. D. 1988. A synopsis of the tribe Desmodieae (Fabaceae) in southern Africa. Bothalia 18:18.
  25. Smith, A. C. 1979-1991. Flora vitiensis nova.
  26. 't Mannetje, L. & R. M. Jones, eds. 1992. Forages. Plant Resources of South-East Asia (PROSEA) 4:42.
  27. Turrill, W. B. et al., eds. 1952-. Flora of tropical East Africa.
  28. Verdcourt, B. 1974. Summary of the Leguminosae - Papilionoideae - Hedysareae (sensu lato) of Flora Zambesiaca. Kirkia 9:546.
  29. Verdcourt, B. 1979. A manual of New Guinea legumes.
  30. Wood, J. R. I. 1997. A handbook of the Yemen flora.
  31. Woodson, R. E. & R. W. Schery, eds. 1943-1980. Flora of Panama. Note: introduced
  32. Wu Zheng-yi & P. H. Raven et al., eds. 1994-. Flora of China (English edition).

Check other web resources for Alysicarpus vaginalis (L.) DC. :

  • 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 of China: Online version from Harvard University
  • AVH: Australia's Virtual Herbarium
  • SIBIS: South African National Biodiversity Institute's (SANBI) Integrated Biodiversity System
  • On-line Flora of Zimbabwe:
  • 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.

Images:

  • Seed: U.S. National Seed Herbarium image

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=2740. Accessed 22 July 2019.