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Taxon: Desmodium heterocarpon (L.) DC.

Genus: Desmodium
Family: Fabaceae (alt. Leguminosae) subfamily: Faboideae tribe: Desmodieae subtribe: Desmodiinae. Also placed in: Papilionaceae
Nomen number: 13638
Place of publication: Prodr. 2:337. 1825 "heterocarpum"
Name verified on: 24-Feb-1987 by ARS Systematic Botanists. Last updated: 25-Feb-2002
Species priority site is: Plant Genetic Resources Conservation Unit, Griffin, GA (S9).
Accessions: 3 in National Plant Germplasm System.
  • all available ) NPGS accessions. or .
  • all available ) NPGS accessions by country.
  • Check PlantSearch database of Botanic Gardens Conservation International for possible non-NPGS germplasm.


See also subordinate taxa:


Common names:

  • Asian tick trefoil   (Source: Aust Pl Common Names ) – English   [Desmodium heterocarpon subsp. heterocarpon var. strigosum]
  • carpon desmodium   (Source: Pl Res SEAs ) – English   [Desmodium heterocarpon subsp. heterocarpon]

Distributional range:

      Native:
  • AFRICA
    East Tropical Africa: Tanzania
  • ASIA-TEMPERATE
    China: China [s.]
    Eastern Asia: Japan - Honshu, Kyushu, Ryukyu Islands, Shikoku; Taiwan
  • ASIA-TROPICAL
    Indian Subcontinent: Bangladesh; Bhutan; India - Andhra Pradesh, Arunachal Pradesh, Assam, Bihar, Dadra and N. Haveli, Delhi, Goa, Gujarat, Haryana, Himachal Pradesh, Jammu and Kashmir, Karnataka, Kerala, Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra, Manipur, Meghalaya, Mizoram, Nagaland, Orissa, Pondicherry, Punjab, Rajasthan, Sikkim, Tamil Nadu, Tripura, Uttar Pradesh, West Bengal; Nepal; Sri Lanka
    Indo-China: Cambodia; Laos; Myanmar; Thailand; Vietnam
    Malesia: Indonesia; Malaysia; Papua New Guinea; Philippines
  • AUSTRALASIA
    Australia: Australia - Queensland
  • PACIFIC
    Northwestern Pacific: Micronesia
    Southwestern Pacific: Fiji; New Caledonia

      Naturalized:
  • naturalized elsewhere

References:

  • 't Mannetje, L. & R. M. Jones, eds. 1992. Forages. 4:106 In: Faridah Hanum, I. & L. J. G. van der Maesen, eds., Plant Resources of South-East Asia (PROSEA). 4:106.
  • Grierson, A. J. C. & D. J. Long. 1984–. Flora of Bhutan including a record of plants from Sikkim.
  • Hara, H. et al. 1978–1982. An enumeration of the flowering plants of Nepal.
  • Hnatiuk, R. J. 1990. Census of Australian vascular plants. Australian Flora and Fauna Series No. 11.
  • Huang, S. F. & T. C. Huang. 1987. Taxonomic treatment of the Papilionoideae (Leguminosae) of Taiwan. Taiwania 32:11-117.
  • Institute of Botany, Academia Sinica. 1972–1976. Iconographia Cormophytorum Sinicorum.; suppl. 1982-1983
  • Kumar, S & P. V. Sane. 2003. Legumes of South Asia: a checklist.
  • Ohashi, H. 1973. The Asiatic species of Desmodium and its allied genera (Leguminosae). Ginkgoana 1:210.
  • Ohashi, H. 1988. Desmodium (Leguminosae) of the Hawaiian islands. Sci. Rep. Tohoku Imp. Univ., Ser. 4, Biol. 39:175.
  • Ohwi, J. 1965. Flora of Japan (Engl. ed.).
  • Smith, A. C. 1979–1991. Flora vitiensis nova.
  • Turrill, W. B. et al., eds. 1952–. Flora of tropical East Africa. [var. strigosum].
  • Verdcourt, B. 1979. A manual of New Guinea legumes.
More:

Synonyms:


Check other web resources for Desmodium heterocarpon (L.) DC.:

  • AVH: Australia's Virtual Herbarium
  • TROPICOS: Nomenclatural and Specimen Database of the Missouri Botanical Garden
  • ILDIS: International Legume Database and Information Service
  • 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 or nodulation data:

More:
  • Check PlantSystematics.org for additional images
  • Google Images Images Note: Be advised that their identity may be inaccurate. Proper identification of a plant may require specialized taxonomic knowledge or comparison with properly documented herbarium material.

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Germplasm Resources Information Network - (GRIN) [Online Database].
National Germplasm Resources Laboratory, Beltsville, Maryland.
URL: http://www.ars-grin.gov/cgi-bin/npgs/html/taxon.pl?13638 (28 July 2014)

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