Desmodium axillare (Sw.) DC.

First published in Prodr. 2: 333 (1825)
This species is accepted
The native range of this species is Mexico to Tropical America. It is a subshrub and grows primarily in the seasonally dry tropical biome. It is used to treat unspecified medicinal disorders and as a medicine.

Distribution

Native to:

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

Synonyms

Homotypic Synonyms

Heterotypic Synonyms

Classification

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POWO follows these authorities in accepting this name:

  • Acevedo-Rodríguez, P. & Strong, M.T. (2012). Catalogue of seed plants of the West Indies. Smithsonian Contributions to Botany 98: 1-1192.
  • Balick, M.J., Nee, M.H. & Atha, D.E. (2000). Checklist of the Vascular Plants of Belize with Common Names an Uses: 1-246. New York Botanic Garden Press, New York.
  • Boggan, J. Funck, V. & Kelloff, C. (1997). Checklist of the Plants of the Guianas (Guyana, Surinam, Franch Guiana) ed. 2: 1-238. University of Guyana, Georgetown.
  • 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.
  • D'Arcy, W.G. (1987). Flora of Panama. Checklist and Index.. Monographs in Systematic Botany from the Missouri Botanical Garden 17: 1-328. Missouri Botanical Garden.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Govaerts, R. (2000). World Checklist of Seed Plants Database in ACCESS D: 1-30141.
  • 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.
  • Hokche, O., Berry, P.E. & Huber, O. (eds.) (2008). Nuevo Catálogo de la Flora Vascular de Venezuela: 1-859. Fundación Instituto Botánico de Venezuela.
  • 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.
  • Jørgensen, P.M. & León-Yánes, S. (eds.) (1999). Catalogue of the Vascular Plants of Ecuador: 1-1181. Missouri Botanical Garden Press, St. Louis.
  • Monro, A.K., González, F., Santamaría, D., Chacón, O., Rodríguez, A., Solano, D. Zamora, N. & Correa, M. (2011). A first checklist to the vascular plants of La Amistad International Park (PILA), Costa Rica-Panama. Phytotaxa 322: 1-283.
  • Nelson Sutherland, C.H. (2008). Catálogo de las plantes vasculares de Honduras. Espermatofitas: 1-1576. SERNA/Guaymuras, Tegucigalpa, Honduras.
  • 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.
  • Standley, P.C. & Steyermark, J.A. (1946). Flora of Guatemala. Fieldiana Botany New Series 24(5): 1-502. Field Museum of Natural History.
  • 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.
  • Villaseñor, J.L. (2016). Checklist of the native vascular plants of Mexico. Revista Mexicana de Biodiversidad 87: 559-902.

Catálogo de Plantas y Líquenes de Colombia

  • 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

Useful Plants of Boyacá Project

  • Milliken, W. (2015). Plants for malaria, plants for fever. In: State of the World's Plants 2016. Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.

Kew Backbone Distributions

  • Acevedo-Rodríguez, P. & Strong, M.T. (2012). Catalogue of seed plants of the West Indies. Smithsonian Contributions to Botany 98: 1-1192.
  • Balick, M.J., Nee, M.H. & Atha, D.E. (2000). Checklist of the Vascular Plants of Belize with Common Names an Uses: 1-246. New York Botanic Garden Press, New York.
  • Boggan, J. Funck, V. & Kelloff, C. (1997). Checklist of the Plants of the Guianas (Guyana, Surinam, Franch Guiana) ed. 2: 1-238. University of Guyana, Georgetown.
  • 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.
  • D'Arcy, W.G. (1987). Flora of Panama. Checklist and Index.. Monographs in Systematic Botany from the Missouri Botanical Garden 17: 1-328. Missouri Botanical Garden.
  • 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.
  • Hokche, O., Berry, P.E. & Huber, O. (eds.) (2008). Nuevo Catálogo de la Flora Vascular de Venezuela: 1-859. Fundación Instituto Botánico de Venezuela.
  • Jørgensen, P.M. & León-Yánes, S. (eds.) (1999). Catalogue of the Vascular Plants of Ecuador: 1-1181. Missouri Botanical Garden Press, St. Louis.
  • Monro, A.K., González, F., Santamaría, D., Chacón, O., Rodríguez, A., Solano, D. Zamora, N. & Correa, M. (2011). A first checklist to the vascular plants of La Amistad International Park (PILA), Costa Rica-Panama. Phytotaxa 322: 1-283.
  • Nelson Sutherland, C.H. (2008). Catálogo de las plantes vasculares de Honduras. Espermatofitas: 1-1576. SERNA/Guaymuras, Tegucigalpa, Honduras.
  • 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.
  • Standley, P.C. & Steyermark, J.A. (1946). Flora of Guatemala. Fieldiana Botany New Series 24(5): 1-502. Field Museum of Natural History.
  • 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.
  • Villaseñor, J.L. (2016). Checklist of the native vascular plants of Mexico. Revista Mexicana de Biodiversidad 87: 559-902.

Useful Plants and Fungi of Colombia

  • Bernal, R., Gradstein, S.R., & Celis, M. (eds.). (2020). Catálogo de Plantas y Líquenes de Colombia. v1.1. Universidad Nacional de Colombia. Dataset/Checklist. https://doi.org/10.15472/7avdhn
  • Diazgranados et al. (2021). Catalogue of plants of Colombia. Useful Plants and Fungi of Colombia project. In prep.
  • Diazgranados, M., Allkin, B., Black N., Cámara-Leret, R., Canteiro C., Carretero J., Eastwood R., Hargreaves S., Hudson A., Milliken W., Nesbitt, M., Ondo, I., Patmore, K., Pironon, S., Turner, R., Ulian, T. (2020). World Checklist of Useful Plant Species. Produced by the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. Knowledge Network for Biocomplexity.
  • GBIF.org (2021). GBIF species matching tool. https://www.gbif.org/tools/species-lookup
  • Instituto de Investigación de Recursos Biológicos Alexander von Humboldt (2019). Lista de especies vedadas por la resolución 213 de 1977. 8256 especies. http://i2d.humboldt.org.co/ceiba/resource.do?r=le_plantaspriorizadas_2019
  • Medicinal Plant Names Services (MPNS) v.10 (2021); http://mpns.kew.org/
  • Plants for malaria, plants for fever: Medicinal species in Latin America, a bibliographic survey: Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.

International Legume Database and Information Service

  • Stevens, W. D., et al. (2001). Flora de Nicaragua, 85(2)... Missouri Bot. Gard. Press

Other Data

Other Kew resources that provide information on this taxon:

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status Has image?
May 1, 2010 Loureiro, R.L. [203] Brazil K000931462 Yes
May 1, 2010 Coradin, L.; Souza, R.B.; Pilar, M.; Gianluppe, V.; Silva, G. [5065] Brazil K000931464 Yes
May 1, 2010 Harley, R.M.; Souza, R.; Castro, R.; Ferreira, A. [10977] Brazil K000931449 Yes
May 1, 2010 Prance, G.T.; Ramos, J.F.; Farias, L.G. [7466] Brazil K000931447 Yes
Jan 1, 2010 Smith, H.H. [43] Colombia K001476285 Yes
Jun 1, 2009 Silva, J.M.; Cordeiro, J.; Poliquesi, C.B. [6252] Brazil K000931461 Yes
Nov 22, 2005 Heringer, E.P. [1311] Brazil K000931456 Yes
Nov 22, 2005 Heringer, E.P. [1311] Brazil K000931455 Yes
Oct 1, 1995 Borges, M. [s.n.] Brazil K000205968 Yes
Oct 1, 1995 Oliveira, M.; Marcon, A.B.; Tschá, M.; Lucena, M.F.A. [38] Brazil K000205969 Yes
Oct 1, 1995 Sales, M.F.; Rodal, M.J.N. [585] Brazil K000205970 Yes
May 1, 1995 Sobral, M. [4741] Brazil K000931459 Yes
May 1, 1995 Farias, G.L. [511] Brazil K000931460 Yes
Feb 15, 1994 Asplund, E. [9027] Ecuador K001476320 Yes
Jan 1, 1988 Milliken, W.; Ramos, J.; Lima, J.; Watson, F. [M 123] Brazil K000931465 Yes
Mar 1, 1983 Lewis, G.P.; Carvalho, A.M. [832] Brazil K000205963 Yes
Mar 1, 1982 Lewis, G.P.; Carvalho, A.M. [703] Brazil K000205966 Yes
Apr 1, 1981 Fevereiro, V.P.B.; Mayo, S.J.; Barbosa Silva, M.; Padua Oliveira, A.G.; Flor, J. [M79] Brazil K000205967 Yes
Jan 1, 1981 Prance, G.T.; Campbell, D.G.; Daly, D.C.; Maciel, U.; Silva, M.G.; Bahia, R.P.; Santos, M.R. [P26470] Brazil K000931463 Yes
Jul 1, 1957 Andrade-Lima, D. [552078] Brazil K000205964 Yes
Glaziou, A.F.M. [4996] Brazil K000931448 Yes
Burchell, W.J. [3859] Brazil K000931445 Yes
Mexia, Y.E.J. [4004] Brazil K000931454 Yes
Burchell [6221] Brazil K000931444 Yes
Swainson [s.n.] Brazil K000931450 Yes
Mexia, Y.E.J. [5444] Brazil K000931457 Yes
Gardner, G. [5437] Brazil K000931452 Yes
Sello [377] Brazil K000931451 Yes
Urban, I. [2728] Puerto Rico K000555840 Unknown Type Material Yes
Burchell, W.J. [4416] Brazil K000931446 Yes
Salzmann, P. [s.n.] Brazil K000205965 Yes
Sello [s.n.] Brazil K000931453 Yes
Irwin, H.S.; Anderson, W.R.; Stieber, M.; Lee, E.Y.T. [34987] Brazil K000931458 Yes
Zappi, D.C.; Sasaki, D.; Milliken, W.; Biggs, N.; Silveira, E.A.; Philippsen, M.; Bessa, M.A.; Piva, J.H. [911] Brazil K000578781 Yes
Colombia K001476283 Yes
Colombia K001476284 Yes
Colombia K001476285 Yes
Ecuador K001476286 Yes
Ecuador K001476287 Yes
Ecuador K001476288 Yes
n/a K001476289 Yes
n/a K001476290 Yes
n/a K001476291 Yes
n/a K001476292 Yes
n/a K001476293 Yes
n/a K001476294 Yes
n/a K001476295 Yes
n/a K001476296 Yes
n/a K001476297 Yes
n/a K001476298 Yes
n/a K001476299 Yes
n/a K001476300 Yes
n/a K001476301 Yes
n/a K001476302 Yes
n/a K001476303 Yes
WTS K001476304 Yes
WTS K001476305 Yes
WTS K001476306 Yes
WTS K001476307 Yes
WTS K001476308 Yes
WTS K001476309 Yes
WTS K001476310 Yes
Bolivia K001476311 Yes
Bolivia K001476312 Yes
Bolivia K001476313 Yes
Bolivia K001476314 Yes
Bolivia K001476315 Yes
Ecuador K001476317 Yes
Ecuador K001476318 Yes
Ecuador K001476319 Yes
Ecuador K001476320 Yes
Ecuador K001476321 Yes
Feb 15, 1994 Grubb, P.J.; Lloyd, J.R.; Pennington, T.D.; Whitmore, T.C. [1563] Ecuador Desmodium axillare var. stoloniferum K001476325 Yes
Peru, Ecuador Desmodium axillare var. stoloniferum K001476322 Yes
Peru, Ecuador Desmodium axillare var. stoloniferum K001476323 Yes
Peru, Ecuador Desmodium axillare var. stoloniferum K001476324 Yes
Peru, Ecuador Desmodium axillare var. stoloniferum K001476325 Yes
Jul 1, 2010 Urban, I. [2781] Puerto Rico Desmodium axillare var. sintenisii K000328088 Type Yes
Jul 1, 2010 Urban, I. [1688] Puerto Rico Desmodium axillare var. sintenisii K000555839 Type Yes
Jul 1, 2010 Urban, I. [1689] Puerto Rico Desmodium axillare var. acutifolium K000328089 Type Yes
Steinbach, J. [6760] Bolivia Desmodium axillare var. genuinum K001476316 Yes
n/a Desmodium axillare var. genuinum K001476316 Yes

Sources

  • Catálogo de Plantas y Líquenes de Colombia

    • http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0
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    • ColPlantA 2021. Published on the Internet at http://colplanta.org
    • https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/
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    • Digital Image © Board of Trustees, RBG Kew http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/
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    • International Legume Database and Information Service (ILDIS) V10.39 Nov 2011
    • http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0
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    • The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Vascular Plants 2024. Published on the Internet at http://www.ipni.org and https://powo.science.kew.org/
    • © Copyright 2023 International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Vascular Plants. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0
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    • Copyright applied to individual images
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    • http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0
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    • http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0
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    • http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0