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Taxon: Alysicarpus vaginalis (L.) DC.

Genus: Alysicarpus
Family: Fabaceae (alt. Leguminosae) subfamily: Faboideae tribe: Desmodieae subtribe: Desmodiinae. Also placed in: Papilionaceae
Nomen number: 2740
Place of publication: Prodr. 2:353. 1825
Name verified on: 17-Nov-1986 by ARS Systematic Botanists. Last updated: 23-Aug-1994
Species priority site is: Plant Genetic Resources Conservation Unit, Griffin, GA (S9).
Accessions: 16 in National Plant Germplasm System.
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Economic importance:

  • Environmental: soil improver   (fide Mansf Ency)
  • Animal food: fodder   (fide Pl Res SEAs 4:42. 1992)
  • Animal food: forage   (fide Pl Res SEAs 4:42. 1992)
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Distributional range:

      Native:
  • AFRICA
    Northeast Tropical Africa: Sudan; Yemen - Socotra
    East Tropical Africa: Kenya; Tanzania; Uganda
    West-Central Tropical Africa: Gabon; Rwanda; Sao Tome and Principe; Zaire
    West Tropical Africa: Ghana; Niger; Nigeria; Sierra Leone; Togo
    South Tropical Africa: Angola; Mozambique; Zambia; Zimbabwe
    Southern Africa: South Africa - KwaZulu-Natal, Limpopo, Mpumalanga; Swaziland
    Western Indian Ocean: Mauritius; Reunion
  • ASIA-TEMPERATE
    Arabian Peninsula: Oman; Yemen
    Eastern Asia: Japan - Ryukyu Islands; Taiwan
  • ASIA-TROPICAL
    Indian Subcontinent: India; Pakistan; Sri Lanka
    Indo-China: Cambodia; Laos; Thailand; Vietnam
    Malesia: Indonesia; Malaysia; Papua New Guinea; Philippines

      Naturalized:
  • AUSTRALASIA
    Australia: Australia - Northern Territory, Queensland
  • NORTHERN AMERICA
    United States
  • SOUTHERN AMERICA
    Mesoamerica: Panama
    South America

      Cultivated:
  • ASIA-TROPICAL
    Malesia: Papua New Guinea
  • NORTHERN AMERICA
    United States [s.e.]

References:

  • 't Mannetje, L. & R. M. Jones, eds. 1992. Forages. 4:42 In: Faridah Hanum, I. & L. J. G. van der Maesen, eds., Plant Resources of South-East Asia (PROSEA). 4:42.
  • Aubréville, A. et al., eds. 1960–. Flore du Cambodge du Laos et du Viet-Nam.
  • Backer, C. A. & R. C. Bakhuizen van den Brink, Jr. 1963–1968. Flora of Java.
  • Brunel, J. F. et al., eds. 1984. Flore analytique du Togo. Phanerogames.
  • Chinese Academy of Sciences. 1959–. Flora reipublicae popularis sinicae.
  • Duke, J. A. 1981. Handbook of legumes of world economic importance.
  • Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO). 2010. Ecocrop (on-line resource).
  • Germishuizen, G. & N. L. Meyer, eds. 2003. Plants of southern Africa: an annotated checklist. Strelitzia 14.
  • Grierson, A. J. C. & D. J. Long. 1984–. Flora of Bhutan including a record of plants from Sikkim.
  • Hanelt, P., ed. 2001. Mansfeld's encyclopedia of agricultural and horticultural crops. Volumes 1-6.
  • 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.
  • Integrated Botanical Information System (IBIS). Australian plant common name database (on-line resource).
  • International Seed Testing Association. 1982. A Multilingual Glossary of Common Plant-Names 1. Field crops, grasses and vegetables, ed. 2.
  • Keay, R. W. J. & F. N. Hepper. 1953–1972. Flora of west tropical Africa, ed. 2.
  • Liberty Hyde Bailey Hortorium. 1976. Hortus third.
  • Lock, J. M. & J. Heald. 1994. Legumes of Indochina: a checklist.
  • Lock, J. M. & K. Simpson. 1991. Legumes of West Asia: a checklist.
  • Markle, G. M. et al., eds. 1998. Food and feed crops of the United States, ed. 2.
  • Matthew, K. M. 1983. The flora of the Tamilnadu Carnatic.
  • Rehm, S. 1994. Multilingual dictionary of agronomic plants.
  • Sanjappa, M. 1992. Legumes of India.
  • Schrire, B. D. 1988. A synopsis of the tribe Desmodieae (Fabaceae) in southern Africa. Bothalia 18:18.
  • Smith, A. C. 1979–1991. Flora vitiensis nova.
  • 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 9:546.
  • Verdcourt, B. 1979. A manual of New Guinea legumes.
  • Wood, J. R. I. 1997. A handbook of the flora of Yemen.
  • Woodson, R. E. & R. W. Schery, eds. 1943–1980. Flora of Panama. [introduced].
  • Wu Zheng-yi & P. H. Raven et al., eds. 1994–. Flora of China (English edition).
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Synonyms:


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Images or nodulation data:

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