Taxon: Centrosema plumieri (Turpin ex Pers.) Benth.

 
Genus: Centrosema
Family: Fabaceae (alt.Leguminosae)
  Subfamily: Papilionoideae
      Tribe: Phaseoleae
        Subtribe: Clitoriinae
Nomen number: 9847
Place of publication: Comm. legum. gen. 54. 1837 (Ann. Wiener Mus. Naturgesch. 2:118. 1839)
Name Verified on: 08-Aug-2011 by ARS Systematic Botanists. Last Changed: 08-Aug-2011
Species priority site is: Plant Genetic Resources Conservation Unit, Griffin, GA (S9)
Accessions: 29 in National Plant Germplasm System

Common names:

Economic Importance:

  • Environmental: agroforestry (fide HortScience 28:675. 1993)
  • Environmental: ornamental (fide HortScience 28:675. 1993)

Distributional Range:

    Native:

  • Northern America

    • Northern Mexico: Mexico - San Luis Potosi, - Tamaulipas
    • Southern Mexico: Mexico - Campeche, - Chiapas, - Colima, - Guerrero, - Jalisco, - Mexico, - Michoacan, - Morelos, - Nayarit, - Oaxaca, - Puebla, - Queretaro, - Quintana Roo, - Tabasco, - Veracruz, - Yucatan
  • Southern America

    • Brazil: Brazil - Alagoas, - Amapa, - Amazonas, - Bahia, - Ceara, - Goias, - Maranhao, - Mato Grosso, - Mato Grosso do Sul, - Minas Gerais, - Para, - Paraiba, - Parana, - Pernambuco, - Piaui, - Rio de Janeiro, - Roraima, - Sao Paulo
    • Caribbean: Antigua and Barbuda; Cuba; Dominica; Dominican Republic; Grenada; Guadeloupe; Haiti; Jamaica; Martinique; Puerto Rico; St. Lucia; St. Vincent and Grenadines
    • Central America: Belize; Costa Rica; El Salvador; Guatemala; Honduras; Nicaragua; Panama
    • Northern South America: Guyana; Venezuela
    • Southern South America: Paraguay
    • Western South America: Bolivia; Colombia; Ecuador - Azuay, - Guayas, - Loja, - Los Rios, - Napo, - Pichincha; Peru - Huanuco, - Junin, - Loreto, - San Martin

  • Naturalized:

  • Africa

    • West-Central Tropical Africa: Zaire
    • Western Indian Ocean: Reunion
  • Asia-Tropical

    • Indian Subcontinent: Sri Lanka

  • Cultivated:

  • Africa

    • East Tropical Africa: Kenya; Tanzania
    • West Tropical Africa: Ghana; Nigeria
    • West-Central Tropical Africa: Sao Tome and Principe; Zaire
    • Western Indian Ocean: Mauritius; Reunion
  • Asia-Tropical

    • Indian Subcontinent: India - Tamil Nadu; Sri Lanka
    • Malesia: Indonesia; Malaysia; Philippines; Singapore
    • Papuasia: Papua New Guinea

References:

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Synonyms:

Check other web resources for Centrosema plumieri (Turpin ex Pers.) Benth. :

  • PLANTS: USDA-NRCS Database of Plants of the United States and its Territories
  • 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.