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  1. Family: Fabaceae Lindl.
    1. Genus: Desmodium Desv.
      1. Desmodium uncinatum (Jacq.) DC.

        This species is accepted, and its native range is Mexico to S. Tropical America. It is used to treat unspecified medicinal disorders.

    [CPLC]

    Bernal, R., Gradstein, S.R. & Celis, M. (eds.). 2015. Catálogo de plantas y líquenes de Colombia. Instituto de Ciencias Naturales, Universidad Nacional de Colombia, Bogotá. http://catalogoplantasdecolombia.unal.edu.co

    Distribution
    Nativa en Colombia; Alt. 250 - 3300 m.; Andes, Llanura del Caribe, Orinoquia, Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta, Valle del Magdalena.
    Habit
    Hierba, arbusto, trepadora
    Conservation
    No Evaluada
    [ILDIS]

    International Legume Database and Information Service

    Conservation
    Not Threatened
    Habit
    Annual/Perennial, Not climbing, Herb/Shrub
    Vernacular
    Amor-de-velha-da-folha-grauda, Amor-de-velho-comum, Desmodium Silverleaf, Silverleaf Desmodium, Spanish Tickclover
    [UPB]

    The Useful Plants of Boyacá project

    Ecology
    Alt. 250 - 3300 m.
    Habit
    Herb, shrub or creeper.
    Distribution
    Native from Colombia.
    [FZ]

    Leguminosae, B. Verdcourt. Flora Zambesiaca 3:6. 2000

    Habit
    Prostrate or sprawling subshrubby herb 0.6–2 m long with ascending flowering stems from a stout rootstock.
    Stem
    Stems covered with hooked hairs rendering plant harshly adhesive.
    Leaves
    Leaves 3-foliolate; leaflets green, the upper surface mostly with a lanceolate or somewhat pear-shaped silver marking along the midrib, 2.5–8.5 × 1–4 cm, ovate to ovate-lanceolate, acute at the apex, rounded at the base, fairly densely appressed pilose on both sides or only sparsely so above; petiole 1.8–6 cm long; stipules 5–8 × 2–4 mm, ovate, long-acuminate at apex, slightly auriculate at the base.
    Inflorescences
    Inflorescences terminal and axillary, up to 30 cm long.
    Calyx
    Calyx tube 3 mm long; lobes 2.5 mm long.
    Corolla
    Corolla pale mauve or pink turning blue on fading, or white.
    Fruits
    Fruit of 4–7 articles, each article 5.5–7 × 2.5–4 mm, ± semicircular or subtriangular, narrowly joined near upper margin, densely covered with hooked hairs rendering them very adhesive.
    [ILDIS]

    International Legume Database and Information Service

    Conservation
    Not Threatened
    Habit
    Perennial, Not climbing, Herb/Shrub
    Vernacular
    Chili Clover, Spanish Clover
    [UPB]
    Unspecified Medicinal Disorders
    Medicinal (State of the World's Plants 2016).

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    Distribution

    Native to:

    Argentina Northeast, Argentina Northwest, Bolivia, Brazil North, Brazil Northeast, Brazil South, Brazil Southeast, Brazil West-Central, Colombia, Costa Rica, Ecuador, El Salvador, Galápagos, Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico Central, Mexico Gulf, Mexico Northeast, Mexico Northwest, Mexico Southeast, Mexico Southwest, Nicaragua, Paraguay, Peru, Uruguay, Venezuela

    Introduced into:

    Angola, Cameroon, Cook Is., Ethiopia, Ghana, India, Jawa, Kenya, Malawi, New Guinea, New South Wales, Queensland, St.Helena, Tonga, Zimbabwe

    Synonyms

    Other Data

    Desmodium uncinatum (Jacq.) DC. appears in other Kew resources:

    Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
    May 1, 2010 Semir, J. [1960], Brazil K000931717
    May 1, 2010 Robert, A. [366b], Brazil K000931706
    May 1, 2010 Leitão Filho, H.F. [1837], Brazil K000931716
    Jan 1, 2010 Burchell [4750/2], Brazil K000931702
    Jan 1, 2010 Burchell [4706], Brazil K000931703
    Jan 1, 2010 Semir, J. [1926], Brazil K000931711
    Jan 1, 2010 Kirkbride, J.H. Jr [5194], Brazil K000931715
    Jul 1, 2007 Tchiengue, B. [2230], Cameroon K000339736
    Dec 1, 2003 Onana, J.-M. [1802], Cameroon K000746634
    Oct 1, 2003 Biye, E. [109], Cameroon K000746632
    Sep 1, 2002 Etuge, M. [1643], Cameroon K000008366
    Jul 1, 2001 Mackinder, B. [147], Cameroon K000108170
    Jul 1, 2001 Mackinder, B. [167], Cameroon K000108171
    Oct 1, 2000 Cheek, M. [9436], Cameroon K000107511
    Oct 1, 2000 Etuge, M. [2529], Cameroon K000107510
    Jan 1, 1997 Flores, A. [55], Brazil K000931718
    Dec 1, 1989 Harley, R.M. [27333], Bahia K000205899
    Jan 1, 1986 Carvalho, A.M. [2348], Brazil K000931713
    Apr 1, 1984 Santos, E.B. [s.n.], Bahia K000205902
    Jul 1, 1983 Hatschbach, G. [46654], Brazil K000931714
    Jan 1, 1983 Hage, J.L. [1138], Bahia K000205901
    Feb 1, 1982 Pereira, J.D.C.A. [55], Bahia K000205898
    Jul 1, 1978 Harley, R.M. [19955], Bahia K000205900
    Feb 10, 1966 Hatschbach, G. [13826], Brazil K000931710
    Aug 1, 1965 Hatschbach, G. [12396], Brazil K000931709
    Jan 1, 1913 Dusén, P. [8317], Brazil K000931708
    Pohl [s.n.], Brazil K000931704
    Vogel [s.n.], Brazil K000931697
    Heyde [6109], Guatemala K000081821 Unknown type material
    Martii [133], Brazil K000931696
    Sellow, F. [s.n.], Brazil K000931698
    Widgren [s.n.], Brazil K000931707
    Miers, J. [4294], Brazil K000931695
    Harris [s.n.], Brazil K000931705
    Tonduz, A. [1786], Costa Rica K000555883 syntype
    Tonduz, A. [s.n.], Guatemala K000555884 syntype
    Usteri, P.A. [117b], Brazil K000931701
    Botteri [Broteri] [734], Mexico K000081822 Unknown type material
    Glaziou, A.F.M. [8405], Brazil K000931700
    Leitão Filho, H.F. [1653], Brazil K000931712
    Vautier [76], Brazil K000931699
    Wrigth, C. [1014] K001276715
    Wrigth, C. [1014] K001306225
    Sinclair [s.n.], Ecuador Desmodium sinclairii K000328134
    Sinclair [s.n.], Ecuador Desmodium sinclairii K000328135

    Bibliography

    First published in Prodr. 2: 331 (1825)

    Accepted by

    • Forzza, R.C., Zappi, D. & Souza, V.C. (2016-continuously updated). Flora do Brasil 2020 em construção http://reflora.jbrj.gov.br/reflora/listaBrasil/ConsultaPublicaUC/ResultadoDaConsultaNovaConsulta.do.
    • Villaseñor, J.L. (2016). Checklist of the native vascular plants of Mexico Revista Mexicana de Biodiversidad 87: 559-902.
    • Sykes, W.R. (2016). Flora of the Cook Islands: 1-973. National Tropical Botanical Garden, Hawaii.
    • Lepschi, B. & Monro, A. (Project Coordinators) (2014). Australian Plant Census (APC) Council of Heads of Australian Herbaria. http://www.anbg.gov.au/chah/apc/index.html.
    • Pires Lima, L.C., de Queiroz, L.P., de Azevedo Tozzi, A.M.G & Lewis, G.P. (2014). A taxonomic revision of Desmodium (Leguminosae, Papilionoideae) in Brazil Phytotaxa 169: 1-119.
    • Olvera-Luna, A.R., Gama-López, S. & Delgado-Salinas, A. (2012). Flora del Valle de Tehuacán-Cuicatlán 107: 1-42. Instituto de Biología, Universidad Nacional Autónomica de México.
    • Garcia-Mendoza, A.J. & Meave, J.A. (eds.) (2012). Diversidad florística de Oaxaca: de musgos a angiospermas (colecciones y listas de especies), ed. 2: 1-351. Instituto de Biología, Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México.
    • Lambdon, P. (2012). Flowering plants & ferns of St Helena: 1-624. Pisces publications for St Helena nature conservation group.
    • Idárraga-Piedrahita, A., Ortiz, R.D.C., Callejas Posada, R. & Merello, M. (eds.) (2011). Flora de Antioquia: Catálogo de las Plantas Vasculares 2: 1-939. Universidad de Antioquia, Medellín.
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    • Zuloaga, F.O., Morrone, O. , Belgrano, M.J., Marticorena, C. & Marchesi, E. (eds.) (2008). Catálogo de las Plantas Vasculares del Cono Sur Monographs in Systematic Botany from the Missouri Botanical Garden 107: 1-3348. Missouri Botanical Garden.
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    • Stevens, W.D., Ulloa U., C., Pool, A. & Montiel, O.M. (2001). Flora de Nicaragua Monographs in Systematic Botany from the Missouri Botanical Garden 85: i-xlii, 1-2666. Missouri Botanical Garden.
    • Verdcourt, B. (2000). Flora Zambesiaca 3(6): 1-175. Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.
    • Govaerts, R. (2000). World Checklist of Seed Plants Database in ACCESS D: 1-30141.
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    • Brako, L. & Zarucchi, J.L. (1993). Catalogue of the Flowering Plants and Gymnosperms of Peru Monographs in Systematic Botany from the Missouri Botanical Garden 45: i-xl, 1-1286. Missouri Botanical Garden.
    • Lock, J.M. (1989). Legumes of Africa a check-list: 1-619. Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.

    Literature

    Useful Plants of Boyacá Project

    • Kew Medicinal Plant Names Services (MPNS) https://www.kew.org/science/data-and-resources/tools-and-services/medicinal-plant-names-services in The State of the World’s Plants Report–2016. (2016). Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew https://stateoftheworldsplants.org

    Kew Backbone Distributions

    • Forzza, R.C., Zappi, D. & Souza, V.C. (2016-continuously updated). Flora do Brasil 2020 em construção http://reflora.jbrj.gov.br/reflora/listaBrasil/ConsultaPublicaUC/ResultadoDaConsultaNovaConsulta.do.
    • Sykes, W.R. (2016). Flora of the Cook Islands: 1-973. National Tropical Botanical Garden, Hawaii.
    • Lepschi, B. & Monro, A. (Project Coordinators) (2014). Australian Plant Census (APC) Council of Heads of Australian Herbaria. http://www.anbg.gov.au/chah/apc/index.html.
    • Pires Lima, L.C., de Queiroz, L.P., de Azevedo Tozzi, A.M.G & Lewis, G.P. (2014). A taxonomic revision of Desmodium (Leguminosae, Papilionoideae) in Brazil Phytotaxa 169: 1-119.
    • Olvera-Luna, A.R., Gama-López, S. & Delgado-Salinas, A. (2012). Flora del Valle de Tehuacán-Cuicatlán 107: 1-42. Instituto de Biología, Universidad Nacional Autónomica de México.
    • Garcia-Mendoza, A.J. & Meave, J.A. (eds.) (2012). Diversidad florística de Oaxaca: de musgos a angiospermas (colecciones y listas de especies), ed. 2: 1-351. Instituto de Biología, Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México.
    • Lambdon, P. (2012). Flowering plants & ferns of St Helena: 1-624. Pisces publications for St Helena nature conservation group.
    • Idárraga-Piedrahita, A., Ortiz, R.D.C., Callejas Posada, R. & Merello, M. (eds.) (2011). Flora de Antioquia: Catálogo de las Plantas Vasculares 2: 1-939. Universidad de Antioquia, Medellín.
    • Hammel, B.E., Grayum, M.H., Herrera & C. & Zamora, N. (eds.) (2010). Manual de plantas de Costa Rica volumen V. Dicotiledóneas (Clusiaceae-Gunneraceae) Monographs in Systematic Botany from the Missouri Botanical Garden 119: 1-970. Missouri Botanical Garden.
    • Zuloaga, F.O., Morrone, O. , Belgrano, M.J., Marticorena, C. & Marchesi, E. (eds.) (2008). Catálogo de las Plantas Vasculares del Cono Sur Monographs in Systematic Botany from the Missouri Botanical Garden 107: 1-3348. Missouri Botanical Garden.
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    • Lock, J.M. & Ford, C.S. (2004). Legumes of Malesia a Check-List: 1-295. Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.
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