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Taxon: Desmodium incanum (G. Mey.) DC.

Genus: Desmodium
Family: Fabaceae (alt. Leguminosae) subfamily: Faboideae tribe: Desmodieae subtribe: Desmodiinae. Also placed in: Papilionaceae
Nomen number: 13642
Place of publication: Prodr. 2:332. 1825
Comment: although both Hedysarum incanum Sw. (1788) and Aeschynomene incana G. Mey. (1818) were cited in synonymy by Candolle, the former was an illegitimate later homonym (non Thunb.; Melbourne ICN Art. 53), so the later homotypic name becomes the basionym
Name verified on: 08-Nov-1988 by ARS Systematic Botanists. Last updated: 21-May-2013
Species priority site is: Plant Genetic Resources Conservation Unit, Griffin, GA (S9).
Accessions: 38 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.


Common names:

  • kaimi-clover   (Source: World Econ Pl ) – English
  • amor-de-campo   (Source: D. Groth, p.c. 2005) – Portuguese (Brazil)
  • carrapicho-beiço-de-boi   (Source: D. Groth, p.c. 2005) – Portuguese (Brazil)
  • pega-pega   (Source: D. Groth, p.c. 2005) – Portuguese (Brazil)

Economic importance:

  • Animal food: potential as forage   (fide Pl Res SEAs 4:112-114. 1992)
  • Weed   (fide F Guat)

Distributional range:

      Native:
  • NORTHERN AMERICA
    Mexico
  • SOUTHERN AMERICA
    Caribbean: Antigua and Barbuda; Bahamas; Barbados; Cuba; Dominica; Guadeloupe; Hispaniola; Jamaica; Martinique; Montserrat; Puerto Rico; St. Kitts and Nevis; St. Lucia; St. Vincent and Grenadines
    Mesoamerica: Belize; Costa Rica; El Salvador; Guatemala; Honduras; Nicaragua; Panama
    Northern South America: French Guiana; Guyana; Suriname; Venezuela
    Brazil: Brazil
    Western South America: Bolivia; Colombia; Ecuador; Peru
    Southern South America: Argentina; Paraguay

      Naturalized:
  • widely naturalized in paleotropics

References:

  • 't Mannetje, L. & R. M. Jones, eds. 1992. Forages. 4:112–114 In: Faridah Hanum, I. & L. J. G. van der Maesen, eds., Plant Resources of South-East Asia (PROSEA). 4:112–114.
  • Burkart, A. E., ed. 1969–. Flora ilustrada de Entre Rios.
  • Correll, D. S. & H. B. Correll. 1982. Flora of the Bahama archipelago. [= D. canum (J. F. Gmel.) Schinz & Thell.].
  • Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO). 2010. Ecocrop (on-line resource).
  • Groth, D. 2005. pers. comm. [re. Brazilian common names].
  • Howard, R. 1974–1989. Flora of the lesser Antilles.
  • Lewis, G. P. & P. E. Owen. 1989. Legumes of the Ilha de Maraca.
  • Lima, L. C. P. et al. 2012. (2089) Proposal to conserve the name Hedysarum incanum Sw. against H. incanum Thunb. (Leguminosae). Taxon 61:1122–1123.
  • Lock, J. M. 1989. Legumes of Africa: a checklist.
  • Long, R. W. & O. Lakela. 1971. A flora of tropical Florida. [= D. canum (J. F. Gmel.) Schinz & Thell.].
  • Macbride, J. F. et al., eds. 1936–1971. Flora of Peru.; new ser. 1980- [= D. canum (J. F. Gmel.) Schinz & Thell.].
  • McVaugh, R. 1983–. Flora Novo-Galiciana.
  • Nicolson, D. H. 1978. Illegitimate "basionyms," impact on priority and author citation or, the rise of Desmodium incanum and fall of D. canum (Fabaceae). Taxon 27:369.
  • Ohashi, H. 1988. Desmodium (Leguminosae) of the Hawaiian islands. Sci. Rep. Tohoku Imp. Univ., Ser. 4, Biol. 39:178.
  • Oliveira, M. de L. A. A. de. 1983. Estudo taxonômico do gênero Desmodium Desv. (Leguminosae, Faboideae, Desmodieae). Iheringia, Bot. 31:62.
  • Radford, A. E. et al., eds. 1980–. Vascular flora of the southeastern United States. [lists D. incanum as introduced in United States].
  • Schrire, B. D. 1988. A synopsis of the tribe Desmodieae (Fabaceae) in southern Africa. Bothalia 18:14.
  • Standley, P. C. & J. A. Steyermark. 1946–1976. Flora of Guatemala. [= D. canum (J. F. Gmel.) Schinz & Thell.].
  • Turrill, W. B. et al., eds. 1952–. Flora of tropical East Africa. [= D. canum (J. F. Gmel.) Schinz & Thell.].
  • Woodson, R. E. & R. W. Schery, eds. 1943–1980. Flora of Panama.
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Synonyms:


Check other web resources for Desmodium incanum (G. Mey.) DC.:

  • 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 and Information Service
  • Mansfeld: Mansfeld's World Database 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 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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URL: http://www.ars-grin.gov/cgi-bin/npgs/html/taxon.pl?13642 (22 October 2014)

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