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Taxon: Desmanthus virgatus (L.) Willd.

 
Genus: Desmanthus
Family: Fabaceae (alt.Leguminosae)
Subfamily: Caesalpinioideae
Tribe: Mimoseae
Nomen number: 300178
Place of publication: Sp. pl. 4(2):1047. 1806
Link to protologue:
Name Verified on: 18-Jan-2001 by ARS Systematic Botanists.
Accessions: 58 (47 active, 46 available) in National Plant Germplasm System (Map)

Autonyms (not in current use) and synonyms:

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

Economic Importance:

  • Animal food: potential as forage (fide Trop Leg; Pl Res SEAs 4:105. 1992)

Distributional Range:

    Native

    Northern America
    • SOUTH-CENTRAL U.S.A.: United States [Texas]
    • NORTHERN MEXICO: Mexico [Chihuahua, Coahuila de Zaragoza, Durango, Nuevo León, San Luis Potosí, Tamaulipas]
    • SOUTHERN MEXICO: Mexico [Campeche, Chiapas, Colima, Guerrero, Hidalgo, Michoacán de Ocampo, Oaxaca, Puebla, Quintana Roo, Tabasco, Veracruz de Ignacio de la Llave, Yucatán]

    Southern America
    • CARIBBEAN: Anguilla, Antigua and Barbuda, [Antigua] Aruba, Bahamas, Barbados, Cuba, Dominica, Dominican Republic, Grenada, Guadeloupe, Haiti, Jamaica, Martinique, Montserrat, Netherlands Antilles, [Bonaire, Curacao] St. Kitts and Nevis, [Saint Kitts] St. Lucia, St. Vincent and Grenadines, Trinidad and Tobago, United States, [Puerto Rico, Virgin Islands, U.S.] Virgin Islands (British) [Tortola]
    • CENTRAL AMERICA: Belize, Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua
    • NORTHERN SOUTH AMERICA: French Guiana, Guyana, Suriname, Venezuela
    • BRAZIL: Brazil [Rio Grande do Sul]
    • WESTERN SOUTH AMERICA: Bolivia, Colombia, Ecuador (incl. Galapagos), Peru
    • SOUTHERN SOUTH AMERICA: Argentina, [Corrientes, Entre Ríos, Jujuy, Salta] Chile (n.), Paraguay, Uruguay


    Cultivated

    Africa
    • WESTERN INDIAN OCEAN: Mauritius

    Asia-Tropical
    • INDIAN SUBCONTINENT: India

    Pacific
    • NORTH-CENTRAL PACIFIC: United States [Hawaii]


    Naturalized (natzd. in paleotropics)

References:

  1. Adams, C. 1972. Flowering plants of Jamaica
  2. Boggan, J. et al. 1997. Checklist of the plants of the Guianas, ed. 2
  3. Chinese Academy of Sciences. 1959-. Flora reipublicae popularis sinicae.
  4. 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=Desmanthus+virgatus&quantity=1 target='_blank'
  5. Hanelt, P., ed. 2001. Mansfeld's encyclopedia of agricultural and horticultural crops. Volumes 1-6
  6. Howard, R. 1974-1989. Flora of the lesser Antilles.
  7. Isely, D. 1970. Legumes of the United States: II. Desmanthus and Neptunia. Iowa State J. Sci. 44:503.
  8. Isely, D. 1973. Leguminosae of the United States: I. Subfamily Mimosoideae. Mem. New York Bot. Gard. 25(1):90.
  9. Lewis, G. P. 1987. Legumes of Bahia
  10. Liogier, H. A. & L. F. Martorell. 1982. Flora of Puerto Rico and adjacent islands: a systematic synopsis.
  11. Luckow, M. 1993. Monograph of Desmanthus (Leguminosae-Mimosoideae). Syst. Bot. Monogr. 38:134.
  12. Macbride, J. F. et al., eds. 1936-. Flora of Peru Note: 1936-1971; new ser. 1980-
  13. McVaugh, R. 1983-. Flora Novo-Galiciana.
  14. Missouri Botanical Garden. W³Tropicos (on-line resource).
  15. National Academy of Sciences. 1979. Tropical legumes: resources for the future
  16. Pulle, A. A. et al., eds. 1932-. Flora of Suriname.
  17. Standley, P. C. & J. A. Steyermark. 1946-1976. Flora of Guatemala.
  18. 't Mannetje, L. & R. M. Jones, eds. 1992. Forages. Plant Resources of South-East Asia (PROSEA) 4:105.
  19. Wiggins, I. L. & D. M. Porter. 1971. Flora of the Galapagos islands.
  20. Woodson, R. E. & R. W. Schery, eds. 1943-1980. Flora of Panama.

Check other web resources for Desmanthus virgatus (L.) Willd. :

  • 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
  • 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
  • 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=300178. Accessed 22 July 2019.