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Taxon: Aeschynomene rudis Benth.

Genus: Aeschynomene
Family: Fabaceae (alt. Leguminosae) subfamily: Faboideae tribe: Dalbergieae. Also placed in: Papilionaceae
Nomen number: 70056
Place of publication: Pl. hartw. 116. 1843
Name verified on: 15-Nov-1986 by ARS Systematic Botanists. Last updated: 09-May-2011
Species priority site is: Plant Genetic Resources Conservation Unit, Griffin, GA (S9).


A declared aquatic or terrestrial noxious weed and/or noxious-weed seed in these U.S. states (see state noxious weed lists), with links to state information or web documents:
ªAquatic. *Terrestrial. °In seed.
noxious weed information from Invaders Database System for northwestern U.S.

Common names:

Economic importance:

Distributional range:

    Northern Mexico: Mexico - Durango, Sonora, Tamaulipas
    Southern Mexico: Mexico - Campeche, Chiapas, Jalisco, Michoacan, Nayarit, Oaxaca, Tabasco, Veracruz, Yucatan
    Caribbean: Cuba; Puerto Rico
    Mesoamerica: Belize; Costa Rica; Nicaragua; Panama
    Northern South America: Guyana; Venezuela
    Brazil: Brazil - Rio Grande do Sul
    Western South America: Bolivia; Colombia; Ecuador
    Southern South America: Argentina - Buenos Aires, Chaco, Entre Rios, Formosa, Misiones, Santa Fe; Paraguay - Alto Paraguay, Amambay, Central, Presidente Hayes, San Pedro; Uruguay - Soriano

    United States [s.e.]


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  • Adams, C. 1972. Flowering plants of Jamaica.
  • Burkart, A. E., ed. 1969–. Flora ilustrada de Entre Rios.
  • Carulli, J. P. & D. E. Fairbrothers. 1988. Allozyme variation in three eastern United States species of Aeschynomene (Fabaceae), including the rare A. virginica. Syst. Bot. 13:559–566.
  • Funk, V. et al. 2007. Checklist of the plants of the Guiana Shield (Venezuela: Amazonas, Bolivar, Delta Amacuro; Guyana, Surinam, French Guiana). Contr. U.S. Natl. Herb. 55:1-584.
  • Hammel, B. E. et al., eds. 2003–. Manual de plantas de Costa Rica.
  • Hokche, O. et al. 2008. Nuevo catálogo de la flora vascular de Venezola.
  • Instituto de Botánica Darwinion. 2008. Flora del Conosur. Catálogo de las plantas vasculares.
  • Isely, D. 1998. Native and naturalized Leguminosae (Fabaceae) of the United States (exclusive of Alaska and Hawaii).
  • Jørgensen, P. M. & S. León-Yánez, eds. 1999. Catalogue of the vascular plants of Ecuador. Monogr. Syst. Bot. Missouri Bot. Gard. 75.
  • Kretschmer, A. E. & R. C. Bullock. 1980. Aeschnomene spp.: distribution and potential use. Proc. Soil Sci. Soc. Florida 39:148.
  • McVaugh, R. 1983–. Flora Novo-Galiciana.
  • Missouri Botanical Garden. Flora of Mesoamerica Checklist (on-line resource).
  • Nelson, C. H. N. 2008. Catálogo de las plantas vasculares de Honduras.
  • Perry, J. E. et al. 1998. Aeschynomene indica L. (Fabaceae) in Virginia. Castanea 63:192–193.
  • Radford, A. E. et al., eds. 1980–. Vascular flora of the southeastern United States.
  • Rudd, V. E. 1955. The American species of Aeschynomene. Contr. U.S. Natl. Herb. 32:63.
  • Spellman, D. L. et al. A list of the monocotyledoneae/dicotyledonae of Belize. Rhodora v. 77 & 83, 1975 & 1981
  • Stevens, W. D. et al., eds. 2001. Flora de Nicaragua. Monogr. Syst. Bot. Missouri Bot. Gard. 85(1-3).
  • USDA/ARS. INVADERS database system. The University of Montana (on-line resource).
  • Woodson, R. E. & R. W. Schery, eds. 1943–1980. Flora of Panama.

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