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Taxon: Aeschynomene americana L.

Genus: Aeschynomene
Family: Fabaceae (alt. Leguminosae) subfamily: Faboideae tribe: Dalbergieae. Also placed in: Papilionaceae
Nomen number: 1602
Place of publication: Sp. pl. 2:713. 1753
Typification: View record from Linnaean Plant Name Typification Project of the Natural History Museum of London.
Name verified on: 01-Mar-1989 by ARS Systematic Botanists. Last updated: 23-Aug-1994
Species priority site is: Plant Genetic Resources Conservation Unit, Griffin, GA (S9).
Accessions: 137 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:

  • American joint-vetch   (Source: Dict Rehm ) – English
  • joint-vetch   (Source: Dict Rehm ) – English
  • min gan he meng   (Source: F ChinaEng ) – Transcribed Chinese
  • amerikanische Schampflanze   (Source: Zander Ency ) – German
  • pega pega   (Source: Dict Rehm ) – Spanish
  • pulmón   (Source: Dict Rehm ) – Spanish

Economic importance:

  • Environmental: soil improver   (fide Pl Res SEAs 4:37. 1992)
  • Animal food: forage   (fide Austral. J. Exper. Agric. 35:122-123. 1995)
  • Weed: potential seed contaminant   (fide F Guat)
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Distributional range:

      Native: (links to other web resources are provided for some distributions)
  • NORTHERN AMERICA (Check conservation status in U.S. & Canada in NatureServe Explorer database)
    Southeastern U.S.A.: United States - Florida, Georgia [s.], Louisiana [s.]
    Mexico
  • SOUTHERN AMERICA
    Caribbean: Antigua and Barbuda; Barbados; Cuba; Dominican Republic; Guadeloupe; Haiti; Jamaica; Martinique; Puerto Rico; St. Lucia; St. Vincent and Grenadines
    Mesoamerica: Costa Rica; Guatemala; Honduras; Nicaragua; Panama
    Northern South America: French Guiana; Guyana; Venezuela
    Brazil: Brazil
    Western South America: Bolivia; Colombia; Ecuador; Peru
    Southern South America: Paraguay

      Cultivated:
  • ASIA-TROPICAL
    Indo-China: Thailand; Vietnam
    Malesia: Indonesia; Philippines
  • AUSTRALASIA
    Australia: Australia [e.]
  • PACIFIC
    Southwestern Pacific: Vanuatu

References:

  • 't Mannetje, L. & R. M. Jones, eds. 1992. Forages. 4:37 In: Faridah Hanum, I. & L. J. G. van der Maesen, eds., Plant Resources of South-East Asia (PROSEA). 4:37.
  • Adams, C. 1972. Flowering plants of Jamaica.
  • Bishop, H. G. et al. 1995. Aeschynomene americana L. (American jointvetch) cv. Lee. Austral. J. Exp. Agric. 35:122–123.
  • Boggan, J. et al. 1997. Checklist of the plants of the Guianas, ed. 2.
  • Burkart, A. E. 1952. Las leguminosas Argentinas - silvestres y cultivadas, ed. 2.
  • Correa, J. E. & H. Y. Bernal. 1992. Especies vegetales promisorias de los paises del Convenio Andres Bello. 8:36–42.
  • Englert, J. M. et al. 1999–. USDA-NRCS Improved conservation plant materials released by NRCS and cooperators.
  • Erhardt, W. et al. 2008. Der große Zander: Enzyklopädie der Pflanzennamen.
  • Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO). 2010. Ecocrop (on-line resource).
  • Hanelt, P., ed. 2001. Mansfeld's encyclopedia of agricultural and horticultural crops. Volumes 1-6.
  • 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. [natzd.].
  • Jørgensen, P. M. & S. León-Yánez, eds. 1999. Catalogue of the vascular plants of Ecuador. Monogr. Syst. Bot. Missouri Bot. Gard. 75.
  • Lewis, G. P. 1987. Legumes of Bahia.
  • Liogier, H. A. & L. F. Martorell. 1982. Flora of Puerto Rico and adjacent islands: a systematic synopsis.
  • McVaugh, R. 1983–. Flora Novo-Galiciana.
  • Missouri Botanical Garden. W³Tropicos (on-line resource).
  • Pulle, A. A. et al., eds. 1932–. Flora of Suriname.
  • Radford, A. E. et al., eds. 1980–. Vascular flora of the southeastern United States.
  • Rehm, S. 1994. Multilingual dictionary of agronomic plants.
  • Rudd, V. E. 1955. The American species of Aeschynomene. Contr. U.S. Natl. Herb. 32:24.
  • Standley, P. C. & J. A. Steyermark. 1946–1976. Flora of Guatemala.
  • 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).
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Synonyms:


Check other web resources for Aeschynomene americana L.:


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?1602 (23 April 2014)

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