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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. Last Changed: 06-Aug-2002
Species priority site is: Plant Genetic Resources Conservation Unit, Griffin, GA (S9)
Accessions: 58 (47 active, 63 available) in National Plant Germplasm System (GoogleMap)

Synonyms:

Economic Importance:

  • Animal food: potential as forage (fide Trop Leg; Pl Res SEAs 4:105. 1992); 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, Durango, Nuevo Leon, San Luis Potosi, Tamaulipas]
    • SOUTHERN MEXICO: Mexico [Campeche, Chiapas, Colima, Guerrero, Hidalgo, Michoacan, Oaxaca, Puebla, Quintana Roo, Tabasco, Veracruz, Yucatan]

    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] Puerto Rico, St. Kitts and Nevis, [St. Kitts] St. Lucia, St. Vincent and Grenadines, Trinidad and Tobago, Virgin Islands (British), [Tortola] Virgin Islands (U.S.)
    • 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 Rios, 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. Flowering plants of Jamaica. 1972 (F Jam)
  2. Boggan, J. et al. Checklist of the plants of the Guianas, ed. 2. 1997 (L Guianas ed2)
  3. Chinese Academy of Sciences Flora reipublicae popularis sinicae. (F China)
  4. Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) 2010. Ecocrop (on-line resource). (Ecocrop)
  5. Hanelt, P., ed. Mansfeld's encyclopedia of agricultural and horticultural crops. Volumes 1-6. 2001 (Mansf Ency)
  6. Howard, R. Flora of the lesser Antilles. (F LAnt)
  7. Isely, D. 1973. Leguminosae of the United States: I. Subfamily Mimosoideae Mem. New York Bot. Gard. 25(1):90.
  8. Isely, D. 1970. Legumes of the United States: II. Desmanthus and Neptunia Iowa State J. Sci. 44:503.
  9. Lewis, G. P. Legumes of Bahia. 1987 (Leg Bahia)
  10. Liogier, H. A. & L. F. Martorell Flora of Puerto Rico and adjacent islands: a systematic synopsis. (F PR)
  11. Luckow, M. 1993. Monograph of Desmanthus (Leguminosae-Mimosoideae) Syst. Bot. Monogr. 38:134.
  12. Macbride, J. F. et al., eds. Flora of Peru. 1936-1971; new ser. 1980- (F Peru)
  13. McVaugh, R. Flora Novo-Galiciana. (F NGalicia)
  14. Missouri Botanical Garden W³Tropicos (on-line resource). (TROPICOS)
  15. National Academy of Sciences Tropical legumes: resources for the future. 1979 (Trop Leg)
  16. Pulle, A. A. et al., eds. Flora of Suriname. (F Suriname)
  17. Standley, P. C. & J. A. Steyermark Flora of Guatemala. (F Guat)
  18. 't Mannetje, L. & R. M. Jones, eds. 1992. Forages (Pl Res SEAs) 4:105.
  19. Wiggins, I. L. & D. M. Porter Flora of the Galapagos islands. (F Galap)
  20. Woodson, R. E. & R. W. Schery, eds. Flora of Panama. (F 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. 2018. Germplasm Resources Information Network (GRIN-Taxonomy).
National Germplasm Resources Laboratory, Beltsville, Maryland. URL: https://npgsweb.ars-grin.gov/gringlobal/taxonomydetail.aspx?id=300178. Accessed 16 November 2018.