Family:
Fabaceae Lindl.

Centrosema plumieri (Turpin ex Pers.) Benth.

This species is accepted, and its native range is Mexico to Tropical America. It is has environmental uses, as a poison and a medicine and for food.

[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. 10 - 2000 m.; Andes, Guayana y Serranía de La Macarena, Llanura del Caribe, Pacífico, Valle del Cauca, Valle del Magdalena.
Morphology General Habit
Hierba, trepadora
Conservation
Preocupación Menor

[UNAL]

Bernal, R., G. Galeano, A. Rodríguez, H. Sarmiento y M. Gutiérrez. 2017. Nombres Comunes de las Plantas de Colombia. http://www.biovirtual.unal.edu.co/nombrescomunes/

Vernacular
bejuco pito, fríjol de hormiga, gallito, pirigallo, pito, platanito, zaragoza

[ILDIS]

International Legume Database and Information Service

Conservation
Not Threatened
Ecology
Africa: Cultivated, Guinea-Congolian anthropic landscapes, Guineo-Congolian forest.
Morphology General Habit
Perennial, Climbing, Herb/Shrub
Vernacular
Choncho, Cipo-das-feridas, Cocotte Femme, Conchitas, Cunha, Fee Fee, Feijao-Bravo, Fleur Languette, Flor De Conchitas, Frijolillo, Gallito, Guarumbe, Honte, Jequirana, Languette, Mariposa, Marmelada, Patito, Pois Piante

[UPB]

The Useful Plants of Boyacá project

Conservation
Least concern.
Distribution
Native from Colombia.
Ecology
Alt. 10 - 2000 m.
Morphology General Habit
Herb, climbing herb.

[UPFC]
Distribution
Biogeografic region: Andean, Guiana Shield, Caribbean, Pacific. Elevation range: 10–2000 m a.s.l. Native to Colombia. Colombian departments: Antioquia, Atlántico, Bolívar, Boyacá, Caldas, Cauca, Chocó, Córdoba, Cundinamarca, Huila, Magdalena, Meta, Norte de Santander, Putumayo, Risaralda, San Andrés y Providencia, Santander, Sucre, Tolima, Valle del Cauca.
Habit
Herb, Climbing.
Conservation
National Red List of Colombia (2021): Potential LC.
Ecology
Habitat according IUCN Habitats Classification: forest and woodland, savanna, shrubland, wetlands (inland), artificial - terrestrial.

[ILDIS]
Use
Environmental, Forage

[UPB]
Use Environmental
Environmental uses (State of the World's Plants 2016).
Use Materials
Materials (State of the World's Plants 2016).
Use Materials Unspecified Materials Chemicals
Materials (State of the World's Plants 2016).
Use Poisons
Poisons (State of the World's Plants 2016).

[UPFC]
Use Environmental
Environmental uses.
Use Food
Used for food.
Use Materials
Used as material.
Use Medicines
Medical uses.
Use Poisons
Poisons.

Doubtfully present in:

French Guiana, Suriname

Native to:

Belize, Bolivia, Brazil North, Brazil Northeast, Brazil South, Brazil Southeast, Brazil West-Central, Colombia, Costa Rica, Cuba, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, El Salvador, Guatemala, Guyana, Haiti, Honduras, Jamaica, Leeward Is., Mexico Central, Mexico Gulf, Mexico Northeast, Mexico Southeast, Mexico Southwest, Nicaragua, Panamá, Paraguay, Peru, Puerto Rico, Southwest Caribbean, Trinidad-Tobago, Venezuela, Windward Is.

Introduced into:

Benin, Bismarck Archipelago, Borneo, Congo, Gabon, Ghana, Gulf of Guinea Is., India, Jawa, Kenya, Malaya, Mauritius, Nauru, New Guinea, Nigeria, Northern Territory, Philippines, Queensland, Réunion, Sri Lanka, Tanzania, Zaïre

Centrosema plumieri (Turpin ex Pers.) Benth. appears in other Kew resources:

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status Has image?
Apr 7, 2003 Hatschbach, G.G. [68454], Brazil K000920707 Yes
Apr 1, 2003 Coradin, L. [2932], Bahia K000206709 No
Jan 1, 1997 Coradin, L. [2932], Bahia K000206708 No
Jul 10, 1992 Oersted [s.n.], Nicaragua K000478406 Yes
Jul 10, 1992 Oersted [s.n.], Nicaragua K000478407 Yes
Oct 1, 1990 Hage, J.L. [2068], Bahia K000206026 No
Oct 1, 1990 Hage, J.L. [2068], Bahia K000206027 No
Aug 22, 1987 Lewis, G.P. [1576], Brazil K000920706 Yes
Aug 22, 1987 Lewis, G.P. [1576], Brazil K000920705 Yes
Jan 1, 1986 Prance, G.T. [29873], Brazil K000920709 Yes
Apr 1, 1984 Santos, E.B. [63], Bahia K000206024 No
Jan 1, 1983 Hage, J.L. [1005], Bahia K000206029 No
Jan 1, 1983 Hage, J.L. [1123], Bahia K000206028 No
Dec 1, 1981 Burchell [9903], Brazil K000920698 Yes
Oct 5, 1980 Coradin, L. [3584], Brazil K000920708 Yes
Sep 1, 1979 Fevereiro, V.P.B. [644], Paraíba K000206022 Yes
Meikle, R.D. [536], Nigeria 11447.000 No
Burchell [9962], Brazil K000920692 Yes
Spruce, R. [261], Brazil K000920693 Yes
Burchell [9961], Brazil K000920697 Yes
Burchell [9431], Brazil K000920700 Yes
Smith, D. [256], Brazil K000920703 Yes
Blanchet [s.n.], Brazil K001276165 No
Coradin, L. [2844], Bahia K000206023 No
Zarucchi, J.L. [3114], Brazil K000920704 Yes
Miers, J. [3988], Brazil K000920702 Yes
Spruce, R. [s.n.], Brazil K000920694 Yes
Gardner [s.n.], Brazil K000920701 Yes
Burchell [9120], Brazil K000920699 Yes
n/a K001476911 Yes
Peru K001476912 Yes
Peru K001476913 Yes
Peru K001476914 Yes
Colombia K001476915 Yes
Colombia K001476916 Yes
Colombia K001476917 Yes
Colombia K001476918 Yes
Colombia K001476919 Yes
Colombia K001476920 Yes
Colombia K001476921 Yes
Bolivia K001476922 Yes
Bolivia K001476923 Yes
Bolivia K001476924 Yes
Bolivia K001476925 Yes
Bolivia K001476926 Yes
Bolivia K001476927 Yes
Bolivia K001476928 Yes
Bolivia K001476929 Yes
Venezuela K001476930 Yes
Venezuela K001476931 Yes
Venezuela K001476932 Yes
Venezuela K001476933 Yes
Ecuador K001476934 Yes
Ecuador K001476935 Yes
Ecuador K001476936 Yes
Ecuador K001476937 Yes
Ecuador K001476938 Yes
Ecuador K001476939 Yes

First published in Comm. Legum. Gen.: 54 (1837)

Accepted by

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