Taxon: Stylosanthes humilis Kunth

 
Genus: Stylosanthes
Family: Fabaceae (alt.Leguminosae)
Subfamily: Faboideae
Tribe: Dalbergieae
Nomen number: 35881
Place of publication: F. W. H. A. von Humboldt et al., Nov. gen. sp. 6:395[folio]; 6:506[quarto], t. 594. 1824
Link to protologue:
Typification:
Name Verified on: 14-Aug-1987 by ARS Systematic Botanists. Last Changed: 25-Aug-2004
Species priority site is: Plant Genetic Resources Conservation Unit, Griffin, GA (S9)
Accessions: 13 in National Plant Germplasm System

Synonyms:

Common names:

  • Townsville stylo  (Source: World Econ Pl) - English
  • Townsville-lucerne  (Source: Dict Rehm) - English
  • wild lucerne  (Source: Aust Pl Common Names) - English
  • luzerne de Townsville  (Source: Dict Rehm) - French
  • Townsvilleluzerne  (Source: Dict Rehm) - German
  • alfafinha-do-nordeste  (Source: Dict Rehm) - Portuguese (Brazil)
  • erva-de-orelha  (Source: Dict Rehm) - Portuguese (Brazil)
  • alfalfa estilosante  (Source: Dict Rehm) - Spanish

Economic Importance:

  • Environmental: soil improver ()
  • Animal food: forage (grazing fide Leg WorldEc)

Distributional Range:

    Native

    Northern America
    • SOUTHWESTERN U.S.A.: United States [Arizona (Cochise Co.)]
    • SOUTHERN MEXICO: Mexico [Chiapas, Colima, Guerrero, Jalisco, Mexico, Michoacan, Oaxaca, Veracruz]

    Southern America
    • CARIBBEAN: Cuba
    • CENTRAL AMERICA: Belize, Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua, Panama
    • NORTHERN SOUTH AMERICA: Venezuela [Amazonas, Anzoategui, Apure, Aragua, Barinas, Bolivar, Carabobo, Cojedes, Guarico, Monagas, Portuguesa, Zulia]
    • BRAZIL: Brazil [Amazonas, Bahia, Ceara, Goias, Maranhao, Mato Grosso do Sul, Minas Gerais, Para, Paraiba, Pernambuco, Piaui]
    • WESTERN SOUTH AMERICA: Bolivia, Colombia


    Cultivated (also cult.)

    Naturalized

    Asia-Tropical
    • PAPUASIA: Papua New Guinea
    • MALESIA: Indonesia, Malaysia, Philippines

    Australasia
    • AUSTRALIA: Australia (n.)


References:

  1. Balick, M. J. et al. Checklist of the vascular plants of Belize, with common names and uses. Mem. New York Bot. Gard. 85. 2000 (L Belize NY)
  2. Calles, T. & R. Schultze-Kraft 2010. Stylosanthes (Leguminosae, Dalbergieae) of Venezuela (Willdenowia) 40:315-317.
  3. Correll, D. S. & H. B. Correll Flora of the Bahama archipelago. (F Bahamas)
  4. Costa, L. C. da et al. 2008. Estudo taxonômico de Stylosanthes (Leguminosae–Papilionoideae–Dalbergieae) em Mato Grosso do Sul, Brasil Rodriguésia 59:563-564.
  5. Duke, J. A. Handbook of legumes of world economic importance. 1981 (Leg WorldEc)
  6. Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) 2010. Ecocrop (on-line resource). (Ecocrop)
  7. Hnatiuk, R. J. Census of Australian vascular plants. Australian Flora and Fauna Series No. 11. (L Aust)
  8. Integrated Botanical Information System (IBIS) Australian plant common name database (on-line resource). (Aust Pl Common Names)
  9. Isely, D. Native and naturalized Leguminosae (Fabaceae) of the United States (exclusive of Alaska and Hawaii). 1998 (Leg US)
  10. Lewis, G. P. Legumes of Bahia. 1987 (Leg Bahia)
  11. Lewis, G. P. & P. E. Owen Legumes of the Ilha de Maraca. 1989 (Leg Maraca)
  12. Lock, J. M. & C. S. Ford Legumes of Malesia: a checklist. 2004 (Leg Malesia)
  13. McVaugh, R. Flora Novo-Galiciana. (F NGalicia)
  14. Mohlenbrock, R. H. 1963. Further considerations in Stylosanthes (Leguminosae) (Rhodora) 65:258.
  15. Mohlenbrock, R. H. 1962. Tribe Hedysareae, Subtribe Stylosanthinae (Leguminosae) of Central America and Mexico SouthW. Naturalist 7:35.
  16. National Academy of Sciences Tropical legumes: resources for the future. 1979 (Trop Leg)
  17. Rehm, S. Multilingual dictionary of agronomic plants. 1994 (Dict Rehm)
  18. Smith, A. C. Flora vitiensis nova. (F Viti)
  19. Sousa Costa, N. M. & M. B. Ferreira 1984. Some Brazilian species of Stylosanthes (Biol Stylo) 34.
  20. Standley, P. C. & J. A. Steyermark Flora of Guatemala. (F Guat)
  21. Stevens, W. D. et al., eds. Flora de Nicaragua. Monogr. Syst. Bot. Missouri Bot. Gard. 85(1-3). (F Nicaragua)
  22. Steyermark, J. A. et al., eds. Flora of the Venezuelan Guayana. (F VenGuay)
  23. 't Mannetje, L. 1984. Considerations on the taxonomy of the genus Stylosanthes (Biol Stylo) 7.
  24. 't Mannetje, L. & R. M. Jones, eds. 1992. Forages (Pl Res SEAs) 4:216.
  25. Verdcourt, B. A manual of New Guinea legumes. (Leg New Guinea)
  26. Williams, R. J. et al. 1984. Natural distribution of Stylosanthes (Biol Stylo) 85.
  27. Woodson, R. E. & R. W. Schery, eds. Flora of Panama. (F Panama)

Check other web resources for Stylosanthes humilis Kunth :

  • 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:
  • 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.

Images:

  • 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=35881. Accessed 24 May 2018.