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Taxon: Desmodium triflorum (L.) DC.

Genus: Desmodium
Family: Fabaceae (alt. Leguminosae) subfamily: Faboideae tribe: Desmodieae subtribe: Desmodiinae. Also placed in: Papilionaceae
Nomen number: 13680
Place of publication: Prodr. 2:334. 1825
Name verified on: 01-Mar-1987 by ARS Systematic Botanists. Last updated: 23-Aug-1994
No species priority site assigned.

NO ACCESSIONS IN NPGS UNDER THIS NAME.

Common names:

  • three-flower beggarweed   (Source: Names Beetle ) – English
  • three-flower ticktrefoil   (Source: Atlas Florida ) – English
  • san dian jin   (Source: F ChinaEng ) – Transcribed Chinese
  • kuddalia   (Source: Dict Rehm ) – India
  • amor-do-campo   (Source: Dict Rehm ) – Portuguese
  • hierba cuartillo   (Source: Dict Rehm ) – Spanish

Economic importance:

  • Environmental: lawn/turf   (for lawns fide F Panama)
  • Human food: vegetable   (in Myanmar fide L Edible Pl)
  • Animal food: forage   (fide Pl Res SEAs 4:116. 1992)
  • Medicines: folklore   (fide Pl Res SEAs 12(1):249. 1999)
  • Weed   (fide F Panama)
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Distributional range:

      Native:
  • AFRICA
    Northeast Tropical Africa: Sudan
    East Tropical Africa: Kenya; Tanzania; Uganda
    West-Central Tropical Africa: Burundi; Cameroon; Zaire
    West Tropical Africa: Benin; Cote D'Ivoire; Ghana; Guinea; Guinea-Bissau; Liberia; Nigeria; Sierra Leone; Togo
    South Tropical Africa: Angola; Malawi; Zambia
    Western Indian Ocean: Madagascar; Mauritius; Reunion; Seychelles
  • ASIA-TEMPERATE
    Arabian Peninsula: Yemen
    Western Asia: Iran
    China: China - Fujian, Guangdong, Guangxi, Hainan, Jiangxi, Yunnan, Zhejiang
    Eastern Asia: Japan - Ryukyu Islands; Taiwan
  • ASIA-TROPICAL
    Indian Subcontinent: Bhutan; India; Pakistan; Sri Lanka
    North Indian Ocean: Maldives
    Indo-China: Myanmar; Thailand; Vietnam
    Malesia: Indonesia - Celebes, Irian Jaya, Java, Lesser Sunda Islands, Moluccas, Sumatra; New Guinea; Philippines; Singapore
  • AUSTRALASIA
    Australia: Australia - Northern Territory, Queensland
  • NORTHERN AMERICA
    Northern Mexico: Mexico - San Luis Potosi, Sinaloa, Tamaulipas
    Southern Mexico: Mexico - Chiapas, Colima, Guerrero, Jalisco, Nayarit, Oaxaca, Veracruz
  • SOUTHERN AMERICA
    Caribbean: Antigua and Barbuda; Barbados; Cayman Islands; Cuba; Dominica; Dominican Republic; Grenada; Guadeloupe; Haiti; Jamaica; Martinique; Netherlands Antilles; Puerto Rico; St. Kitts and Nevis; St. Lucia; St. Vincent and Grenadines
    Mesoamerica: Belize; Costa Rica; El Salvador; Guatemala; Nicaragua; Panama
    Brazil: Brazil

      Naturalized: (links to other web resources are provided for some distributions)
  • AFRICA
    South Tropical Africa: Zimbabwe
  • ASIA-TROPICAL
    Malesia: Christmas Island
  • NORTHERN AMERICA
    Southeastern U.S.A.: United States - Florida
  • PACIFIC
    North-Central Pacific: United States - Hawaii
    Northwestern Pacific: Marshall Islands; Micronesia; Northern Mariana Islands; Palau
    South-Central Pacific: French Polynesia
    Southwestern Pacific: Fiji; Nauru; New Caledonia; Samoa
  • SOUTHERN AMERICA
    Northern South America: French Guiana; Guyana; Suriname

      Cultivated:
  • also cultivated

References:

  • 't Mannetje, L. & R. M. Jones, eds. 1992. Forages. 4:116 In: Faridah Hanum, I. & L. J. G. van der Maesen, eds., Plant Resources of South-East Asia (PROSEA). 4:116.
  • Beetle, A. A. 1970. Recommended plant names. Univ. Wyoming Agr. Exp. Sta. Res. J. 31.
  • Boudet, G. et al. 1986. Catalogue des plantes vasculaires du Mali.
  • Brunel, J. F. et al., eds. 1984. Flore analytique du Togo. Phanerogames.
  • Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO). 2010. Ecocrop (on-line resource).
  • Grierson, A. J. C. & D. J. Long. 1984–. Flora of Bhutan including a record of plants from Sikkim.
  • Hacker, J. B. 1990. A guide to herbaceous and shrub legumes of Queensland.
  • 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.
  • Howard, R. 1974–1989. Flora of the lesser Antilles.
  • Huang, S. F. & T. C. Huang. 1987. Taxonomic treatment of the Papilionoideae (Leguminosae) of Taiwan. Taiwania 32:11-117.
  • Institute of Pacific Islands Forestry. Pacific Island Ecosystems at Risk (PIER): plant threats to Pacific ecosystems (on-line resource).
  • International Legume Database & Information Service. International Legume Database and Information Service (on-line resource).
  • Keay, R. W. J. & F. N. Hepper. 1953–1972. Flora of west tropical Africa, ed. 2.
  • Kumar, S & P. V. Sane. 2003. Legumes of South Asia: a checklist.
  • Kunkel, G. 1984. Plants for human consumption.
  • Lewis, G. P. 1987. Legumes of Bahia.
  • Lock, J. M. & C. S. Ford. 2004. Legumes of Malesia: a checklist.
  • Lock, J. M. & J. Heald. 1994. Legumes of Indochina: a checklist.
  • Lock, J. M. & K. Simpson. 1991. Legumes of West Asia: a checklist.
  • Lock, J. M. 1989. Legumes of Africa: a checklist.
  • McVaugh, R. 1983–. Flora Novo-Galiciana.
  • Missouri Botanical Garden. Flora of Mesoamerica Checklist (on-line resource).
  • Nasir, E. & S. I. Ali, eds. 1970–. Flora of [West] Pakistan.
  • Ohashi, H. 1973. The Asiatic species of Desmodium and its allied genera (Leguminosae). Ginkgoana 1:245.
  • Ohashi, H. 1988. Desmodium (Leguminosae) of the Hawaiian islands. Sci. Rep. Tohoku Imp. Univ., Ser. 4, Biol. 39:187.
  • Padua, L. S. de et al., eds. 1999. Medicinal and poisonous plants 1. 12(1):249 In: Faridah Hanum, I. & L. J. G. van der Maesen, eds., Plant Resources of South-East Asia (PROSEA). 12(1):249.
  • Pulle, A. A. et al., eds. 1932–. Flora of Suriname.
  • Rehm, S. 1994. Multilingual dictionary of agronomic plants.
  • Turrill, W. B. et al., eds. 1952–. Flora of tropical East Africa.
  • Verdcourt, B. 1974. Summary of the Leguminosae - Papilionoideae - Hedysareae (sensu lato) of Flora Zambesiaca. Kirkia 9:512.
  • Verdcourt, B. 1979. A manual of New Guinea legumes.
  • Woodson, R. E. & R. W. Schery, eds. 1943–1980. Flora of Panama.
  • Wu Zheng-yi & P. H. Raven et al., eds. 1994–. Flora of China (English edition).
  • Wunderlin, R. & B. Hansen. Atlas of Florida vascular plants (on-line resource).
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Synonyms:


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Images or nodulation data:

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  • 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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