Taxon: Centrosema molle Mart. ex Benth.

 
Genus: Centrosema
Family: Fabaceae (alt.Leguminosae)
Subfamily: Faboideae
Tribe: Phaseoleae
Subtribe: Clitoriinae
Nomen number: 427084
Place of publication: Comm. legum. gen. 55. 1837 (Ann. Wiener Mus. Naturgesch. 2:119. 1839)
Link to protologue:
Comments:
  • • replaces C. pubescens of most authors (auct. pl.), recently (1996) typified on element equal to C. schiedeana (Schltr.) R. J. Williams & R. J. Clements, if the former name is not conserved with a new type
  • • since the conservation proposal to accomplish this has now been withdrawn, proving to be unpopular with some agricultural scientists, the name C. molle must now be taken up for centro
  • • ascribed to "Mart. MSS." by Bentham
Typification:
Name Verified on: 08-Aug-2011 by ARS Systematic Botanists. Last Changed: 09-Aug-2011
Species priority site is: Plant Genetic Resources Conservation Unit, Griffin, GA (S9)
Accessions: 30 in National Plant Germplasm System

Synonyms:

Common names:

Economic Importance:

  • Environmental: ornamental (as C. pubescens)
  • Environmental: soil improver (as C. pubescens)
  • Animal food: forage (as C. pubescens)

Distributional Range:

    Native

    Northern America
    • SOUTHERN MEXICO: Mexico [Campeche, Chiapas, Colima, Guerrero, Jalisco, Mexico, Michoacan, Nayarit, Tabasco, Veracruz]

    Southern America
    • CARIBBEAN: Antigua and Barbuda, Cuba, Dominican Republic, Grenada, Guadeloupe, Haiti, Jamaica, Martinique, Puerto Rico, St. Lucia, St. Vincent and Grenadines, Trinidad and Tobago
    • CENTRAL AMERICA: Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua, Panama
    • NORTHERN SOUTH AMERICA: French Guiana, Guyana, Suriname, Venezuela
    • BRAZIL: Brazil [Acre, Alagoas, Amazonas, Bahia, Ceara, Goias, Maranhao, Mato Grosso, Minas Gerais, Para, Paraiba, Parana, Pernambuco, Piaui, Rio de Janeiro, Rondonia, Sao Paulo]
    • WESTERN SOUTH AMERICA: Bolivia, Colombia, Ecuador, [El Oro, Esmeraldas, Guayas, Loja, Los Rios] Peru [Amazonas, Cajamarca, Lima, San Martin, Ucayali]


    Cultivated



    Africa
    • EAST TROPICAL AFRICA: Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda
    • WEST-CENTRAL TROPICAL AFRICA: Cameroon, Equatorial Guinea, Gabon, Sao Tome and Principe, Zaire
    • WEST TROPICAL AFRICA: Cote D'Ivoire, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Liberia, Nigeria, Sierra Leone, Togo
    • SOUTH TROPICAL AFRICA: Angola, Mozambique, Zambia, Zimbabwe
    • WESTERN INDIAN OCEAN: Mauritius, Reunion

    Asia-Temperate
    • EASTERN ASIA: Taiwan

    Asia-Tropical
    • INDIAN SUBCONTINENT: India, Sri Lanka
    • PAPUASIA: Papua New Guinea, Solomon Islands
    • MALESIA: Brunei, Christmas Island, Indonesia, Malaysia, Singapore

    Australasia
    • AUSTRALIA: Australia [Queensland, Northern Territory]

    Pacific
    • NORTHWESTERN PACIFIC: Guam, Micronesia
    • SOUTHWESTERN PACIFIC: Fiji


    Naturalized



    Africa
    • EAST TROPICAL AFRICA: Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda
    • WESTERN INDIAN OCEAN: Mauritius, Reunion

    Asia-Tropical
    • INDIAN SUBCONTINENT: India, Sri Lanka
    • PAPUASIA: Papua New Guinea

    Australasia
    • AUSTRALIA: Australia [Queensland]

    Pacific
    • NORTHWESTERN PACIFIC: Guam, Micronesia
    • SOUTHWESTERN PACIFIC: Fiji


References:

  1. Fantz, P. R. 1996. Taxonomic notes on the Centrosema pubescens Bentham complex in Central America (Leguminosae: Phaseoleae: Clitoriinae) (Sida) 17:321-332.
  2. Funk, V. et al. Checklist of the plants of the Guiana Shield (Venezuela: Amazonas, Bolivar, Delta Amacuro; Guyana, Surinam, French Guiana). Contr. U.S. Natl. Herb. 55:1-584. 2007 (L Guiana Shield)
  3. Hammel, B. E. et al., eds. Manual de plantas de Costa Rica. 2003- (Man CostaR)
  4. Hanelt, P., ed. Mansfeld's encyclopedia of agricultural and horticultural crops. Volumes 1-6. 2001 (Mansf Ency)
  5. Hokche, O. et al. Nuevo catálogo de la flora vascular de Venezola. (L Venez ed2)
  6. Kirkbride, J. H., Jr. & J. H. Wiersema 2005. (1681) Proposal to conserve the name Centrosema pubescens (Fabaceae) with a conserved type (Taxon) 54:209-210.
  7. Kumar, S & P. V. Sane Legumes of South Asia: a checklist. 2003 (Leg SAsia)
  8. Stevens, W. D. et al., eds. Flora de Nicaragua. Monogr. Syst. Bot. Missouri Bot. Gard. 85(1-3). (F Nicaragua)
  9. Steyermark, J. A. et al., eds. Flora of the Venezuelan Guayana. (F VenGuay)
  10. Zhu, X. Y. et al. Legumes of China: a checklist. 2007 (Leg China)

Check other web resources for Centrosema molle Mart. ex Benth. :

  • PLANTS: USDA-NRCS Database of Plants of the United States and its Territories
  • Flora del Conosur: Catálogo de las Plantas Vasculares del Conosur
  • AVH: Australia's Virtual Herbarium
  • 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.

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=427084. Accessed 26 April 2018.