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This species is accepted, and its native range is Mexico (Guerrero) to Guatemala.
A specimen from Kew's Herbarium

Native to:

Guatemala, Mexico Southwest

Desmodium scutatum Hemsl. appears in other Kew resources:

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
Tuerckheim [1427], Guatemala K000081865 Unknown type material
Tuerckheim [8367], Guatemala K000081864 Unknown type material

First published in Biol. Cent.-Amer., Bot. 1: 287 (1880)

Accepted by

  • Govaerts, R. (2000). World Checklist of Seed Plants Database in ACCESS D: 1-30141.

Literature

Kew Backbone Distributions

  • GBIF ( 2021-continuously updated). Global Biodiversity Information Facility http://www.gbif.org/.

Herbarium Catalogue Specimens
Digital Image © Board of Trustees, RBG Kew http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/

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