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This species is accepted, and its native range is Mexico to Central America.
A specimen from Kew's Herbarium

Native to:

Guatemala, Mexico Central

Desmodium hirsutum M.Martens & Galeotti appears in other Kew resources:

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
Jan 1, 2006 Hinton, G.B. [8573], Mexico K000118333
Jan 1, 2006 Hinton, G.B. [8573], Mexico K000118334
Jan 1, 2006 Hinton, G.B. [8363], Mexico K000118332
Jan 1, 2006 Hinton, G.B. [14864], Mexico K000118335
Galeotti, H.G. [3275], Mexico K000081820 Unknown type material

First published in Bull. Acad. Roy. Sci. Bruxelles 10(2): 186 (1843)

Accepted by

  • 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.

Not accepted by

  • Govaerts, R. (2000). World Checklist of Seed Plants Database in ACCESS D: 1-30141. [Cited as Desmodium distortum.]

Literature

Kew Backbone Distributions

  • 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.

Herbarium Catalogue Specimens
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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/
© Copyright 2017 International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0