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

[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.
Morphology General Habit
Hierba, arbusto, trepadora
Conservation
No Evaluada

[ILDIS]

International Legume Database and Information Service

Conservation
Not Threatened
Morphology General 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.
Morphology General Habit
Herb, shrub or creeper.
Distribution
Native from Colombia.

[FZ]

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

Morphology General Habit
Prostrate or sprawling subshrubby herb 0.6–2 m long with ascending flowering stems from a stout rootstock.
Morphology Stem
Stems covered with hooked hairs rendering plant harshly adhesive.
Morphology 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.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences
Inflorescences terminal and axillary, up to 30 cm long.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Calyx
Calyx tube 3 mm long; lobes 2.5 mm long.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Corolla
Corolla pale mauve or pink turning blue on fading, or white.
Morphology Reproductive morphology 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
Morphology General Habit
Perennial, Not climbing, Herb/Shrub
Vernacular
Chili Clover, Spanish Clover

[ILDIS]
Use
Forage

[UPB]
Use Medicines Unspecified Medicinal Disorders
Medicinal (State of the World's Plants 2016).

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, Hawaii, India, Jawa, Kenya, Malawi, Marquesas, New Guinea, New South Wales, Nigeria, Queensland, St.Helena, Tonga, Zimbabwe

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

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
May 1, 2010 Robert, A. [366b], Brazil K000931706
May 1, 2010 Semir, J. [1960], Brazil K000931717
May 1, 2010 Leitão Filho, H.F. [1837], Brazil K000931716
Jan 1, 2010 Kirkbride, J.H. Jr [5194], Brazil K000931715
Jan 1, 2010 Burchell [4750/2], Brazil K000931702
Jan 1, 2010 Semir, J. [1926], Brazil K000931711
Jan 1, 2010 Burchell [4706], Brazil K000931703
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 Etuge, M. [2529], Cameroon K000107510
Oct 1, 2000 Cheek, M. [9436], Cameroon K000107511
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
Botteri [Broteri] [734], Mexico K000081822 Unknown type material
Tonduz, A. [1786], Costa Rica K000555883 syntype
Miers, J. [4294], Brazil K000931695
Leitão Filho, H.F. [1653], Brazil K000931712
Wrigth, C. [1014] K001306225
Wrigth, C. [1014] K001276715
Widgren [s.n.], Brazil K000931707
Vogel [s.n.], Brazil K000931697
Vautier [76], Brazil K000931699
Heyde [6109], Guatemala K000081821 Unknown type material
Glaziou, A.F.M. [8405], Brazil K000931700
Usteri, P.A. [117b], Brazil K000931701
Harris [s.n.], Brazil K000931705
Tonduz, A. [s.n.], Guatemala K000555884 syntype
Martii [133], Brazil K000931696
Sellow, F. [s.n.], Brazil K000931698
Pohl [s.n.], Brazil K000931704
Galapagos Is. K001476678
Galapagos Is. K001476679
Ecuador K001476680
Ecuador K001476681
Ecuador K001476682
Ecuador K001476683
Ecuador K001476684
Ecuador K001476685
Ecuador K001476686
K001476687
Ecuador K001476644
Ecuador K001476645
Ecuador K001476646
Ecuador K001476647
Peru K001476648
Peru K001476649
Peru K001476650
Peru K001476651
Peru K001476652
K001476653
K001476654
K001476655
K001476656
K001476657
K001476658
K001476659
K001476660
K001476661
K001476662
Colombia, Panama K001476663
Colombia, Panama K001476664
Colombia, Panama K001476665
Colombia, Panama K001476666
Colombia, Panama K001476667
Colombia, Panama K001476668
Colombia, Panama K001476669
Colombia, Panama K001476670
Colombia, Panama K001476671
Bolivia K001476672
W.T.S. K001476673
W.T.S. K001476674
W.T.S. K001476675
W.T.S. K001476676
W.T.S. K001476677
Sinclair [s.n.], Ecuador Desmodium sinclairii K000328134
Sinclair [s.n.], Ecuador Desmodium sinclairii K000328135

First published in Prodr. 2: 331 (1825)

Accepted by

  • (2021). https://doi.org/10.11646/phytotaxa.501.2.2 epublication.
  • 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.
  • Figueiredo, E. & Smith, G.F. (2008). Plants of Angola Strelitzia 22: 1-279. National Botanical Institute, Pretoria.
  • 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.
  • Kumar, S. & Sane, P.V. (2003). Legumes of South Asia. A Checklist: 1-536. Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.
  • Lambdon, P. (2012). Flowering plants & ferns of St Helena: 1-624. Pisces publications for St Helena nature conservation group.
  • 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.
  • Lock, J.M. & Ford, C.S. (2004). Legumes of Malesia a Check-List: 1-295. Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.
  • Lock, J.M. (1989). Legumes of Africa a check-list: 1-619. Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Sykes, W.R. (2016). Flora of the Cook Islands: 1-973. National Tropical Botanical Garden, Hawaii.
  • Verdcourt, B. (2000). Flora Zambesiaca 3(6): 1-175. Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.
  • Villaseñor, J.L. (2016). Checklist of the native vascular plants of Mexico Revista Mexicana de Biodiversidad 87: 559-902.
  • 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.

Not accepted by

  • Lorence, D.H. & Wagnwe, W.L. (2020). Flora of the Marquesas Islands 2: 413-1135. National Tropical Botanic Garden, Smithsonian, DRPF. [Cited as Desmodium sandwicense.]

Literature

Catálogo de Plantas y Líquenes de Colombia

  • ColPlantA (2021). "ColPlantA. Facilitated by the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. Published on the Internet; http://www.colplanta.org/"

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

  • Bello, A. & al. (2021). file:///C:/Users/rg02kg/Downloads/41078-45461-1-PB.pdf epublication.
  • 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.
  • Figueiredo, E. & Smith, G.F. (2008). Plants of Angola Strelitzia 22: 1-279. National Botanical Institute, Pretoria.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Kumar, S. & Sane, P.V. (2003). Legumes of South Asia. A Checklist: 1-536. Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.
  • Lambdon, P. (2012). Flowering plants & ferns of St Helena: 1-624. Pisces publications for St Helena nature conservation group.
  • 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.
  • Lock, J.M. & Ford, C.S. (2004). Legumes of Malesia a Check-List: 1-295. Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.
  • Lock, J.M. (1989). Legumes of Africa a check-list: 1-619. Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.
  • Lorence, D.H. & Wagnwe, W.L. (2020). Flora of the Marquesas Islands 2: 413-1135. National Tropical Botanic Garden, Smithsonian, DRPF.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Sykes, W.R. (2016). Flora of the Cook Islands: 1-973. National Tropical Botanical Garden, Hawaii.
  • Verdcourt, B. (2000). Flora Zambesiaca 3(6): 1-175. Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.
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International Legume Database and Information Service

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Catálogo de Plantas y Líquenes de Colombia
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Flora Zambesiaca
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Kew Backbone Distributions
The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families 2021. Published on the Internet at http://www.ipni.org and http://apps.kew.org/wcsp/
© Copyright 2017 World Checklist of Selected Plant Families. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0

Kew Names and Taxonomic Backbone
The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families 2021. Published on the Internet at http://www.ipni.org and http://apps.kew.org/wcsp/
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Kew Science Photographs
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Useful Plants of Boyacá Project
ColPlantA database
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