1. Family: Fabaceae Lindl.
    1. Genus: Centrosema (DC.) Benth.
      1. Centrosema pubescens Benth.

        This species is accepted, and its native range is Mexico to Tropical America.

    [ILDIS]

    International Legume Database and Information Service

    Conservation
    Not Threatened
    Ecology
    Africa: Cultivated, Guineo-Congolian forest., Guinea-Congolian anthropic landscapes, Guinea-Congolia/Sudania regional transition zone; forest., Guinea-Congolia/Sudania regional transition zone; anthropic landscapes.
    Habit
    Perennial, Climbing/Not climbing, Herb
    Vernacular
    Bejuco De Chivo, Bejuco De Juventud, Butterfly Pea, Campanilla, Caracucha, Centro, Centrosema Petite Feuille, Choncho, Choreque De Culebra, Choreque Negro, Chorque, Conchitas, Cowitch, Cunha, Fleur Languette, Flor De Conchitas, Flor De Pito, Flor De Pito
    [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. 0 - 2100 m.; Amazonia, Andes, Llanura del Caribe, Orinoquia, Pacífico, Valle del Cauca, Valle del Magdalena.
    Habit
    Trepadora
    Conservation
    Preocupación Menor

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    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, Guatemala, Haiti, Honduras, Jamaica, Leeward Is., Mexico Central, Mexico Gulf, Mexico Northeast, Mexico Southeast, Mexico Southwest, Nicaragua, Panamá, Peru, Puerto Rico, Trinidad-Tobago, Windward Is.

    Introduced into:

    Angola, Assam, Bangladesh, Benin, Bismarck Archipelago, Borneo, Burkina, Cameroon, Central African Repu, China South-Central, China Southeast, Christmas I., Congo, Cook Is., Equatorial Guinea, Fiji, Gabon, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Gulf of Guinea Is., Hainan, Ivory Coast, Jawa, Kazan-retto, Kenya, Liberia, Malaya, Mauritius, Mozambique, New Caledonia, New Guinea, Nicobar Is., Nigeria, Niue, Réunion, Senegal, Seychelles, Sierra Leone, Society Is., Solomon Is., Taiwan, Tanzania, Togo, Uganda, Zambia, Zaïre, Zimbabwe

    Centrosema pubescens Benth. appears in other Kew resources:

    Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
    Jan 29, 2008 Melo, M.R.C.S. [167], Brazil K000920846
    Nov 27, 2006 Hatschbach, G.G. [77934], Brazil K000920841
    Feb 1, 2006 Hatschbach, G.G. [65864], Brazil K000920840
    Oct 1, 2005 Etuge, M. [5237], Cameroon K000338264
    Oct 1, 2005 Harvey, Y.B. [110], Cameroon K000338263
    Apr 1, 2003 Nascimento, M.S.B. [49], Piauí K000206745
    Apr 1, 2002 Etuge, M. [2038], Cameroon K000027484
    Oct 1, 2000 Cable, S. [2697], Cameroon K000051302
    Apr 1, 1997 Munyenyembe, P. [862], Cameroon K000338545
    Apr 1, 1997 Munyenyembe, P. [888], Cameroon K000338546
    Jan 1, 1997 Coradin, L. [7669], Bahia K000206688
    Jan 1, 1997 Coradin, L. [2939], Bahia K000206687
    Aug 1, 1996 Linden, J. [693], Veracruz K000478404
    Aug 1, 1996 Galeotti, H. [3284], Veracruz K000478405 isolectotype
    Nov 1, 1995 Hatschbach, G.G. [62121], Brazil K000920839
    Jan 1, 1992 Hinton, G.B. [9623], Mexico K000118515
    Jan 1, 1990 Mori, S.A. [20375], Brazil K000920844
    Aug 1, 1989 Hatschbach, G. [47037], Bahia K000206097
    Jan 1, 1988 Thomas, W.W. [5207], Brazil K000920847
    Aug 28, 1987 Coradin, L. [8302], Brazil K000920842
    Aug 21, 1987 Coradin, L. [8120], Brazil K000920838
    Jul 3, 1987 Coradin, L. [7948], Brazil K000920837
    Aug 1, 1983 Hage, J.L. [1683], Bahia K000189918
    Feb 1, 1983 Ferreira, M.S.G. [291], Bahia K000206099
    Jan 1, 1983 Brito, H.S. [161], Bahia K000206098
    Aug 14, 1981 Lowe, J. [4289], Brazil K000920843
    Sep 1, 1979 Fevereiro, P.C.A. [376], Paraíba K000206095
    Aug 2, 1974 Spruce, R. [s.n.], Brazil K000920824
    Aug 2, 1974 Spruce, R. [s.n.], Brazil K000920825
    Aug 2, 1974 Spruce [242], Brazil K000920834
    Jan 1, 1969 Prance, G.T. [8188], Brazil K000920830
    Greenway, P.J. [7553], Tanzania 15481.000
    Mori, S.A. [14275], Bahia K000206096
    Ule, E. [8858], Brazil K000920835
    Ule, E. [8858], Brazil K000920836
    Salzmann, P. [s.n.], Bahia K000206100 Unknown type material
    Salzmann, P. [s.n.], Bahia K000206430 Unknown type material
    Linden [733], Brazil K000920832
    Linden [733], Brazil K000920833
    Lane [s.n.] K000328227
    Prance, G.T. [5247], Brazil K000920831
    Henicka, G.S. [26], Mato Grosso K000578300
    Glaziou, A. [13689], Brazil K000920829
    Ferreira, G.C. [578], Brazil K000920845
    Gardner [5994], Brazil K000920821
    Gardner [5995], Brazil K000920823
    Gardner [5994], Brazil K000920828
    Glaziou [11878], Brazil K000920826
    Lowes [s.n.] K000920822

    First published in Comm. Legum. Gen.: 55 (1837)

    Accepted by

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    • 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.
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    • Ibarra-Manríquez, G. & al. (2015). Lianas of Mexico Botanical Sciences 93: 365-417.
    • Mostaph, M.K. & Uddin, S.B. (2013). Dictionary of plant names of Bangladesh, Vasc. Pl.: 1-434. Janokalyan Prokashani, Chittagong, Bangladesh.
    • Acevedo-Rodríguez, P. & Strong, M.T. (2012). Catalogue of seed plants of the West Indies Smithsonian Contributions to Botany 98: 1-1192.
    • 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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    • de la Estrella, M., Cabezas, F.J., Aedo, C. & Velayos, M. (2010). The Papilionoideae (Leguminosae) of Equatorial Guinea (Annobón, Bioko and Río Muni) Folia Geobotanica 45: 1-57.
    • 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.
    • Araújo, D. & Alves, M. (2010). Climbing plants of a fragmented area of lowland Atlantic forest, Igarassu, Pernambuco (northeastern Brazil) Phytotaxa 8: 1-24.
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