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Desmodium molliculum

Accepted name

Desmodium molliculum (Kunth) DC.


Desmodium mexicanum S. Watson1, 2
Hedysarum molliculum Kunth1, 2, 3, 4, 5
Heteroloma lanatum Kunth1
Meibomia mollicula (Kunth) Kuntze1, 3


Tribe: Desmodieae;  Genus: Desmodium


non-climbing herb

Geographical records

Central America6:   Belize(U)7, Guatemala(U)3, 4, 5, Mexico(U)1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 8, Nicaragua(N)6, Panama(U)1, 9

South America:   Bolivia(U)10, Colombia(U)3, 11, Peru(U)3, Venezuela(U)3, 12

(N = native, I = introduced, U = uncertain status)

Literature citations



1988 (Americas) Zarucchi JL;     Coordinator: 2005-07 (Americas update) Sokolova IV


1:Dwyer, J.D. et al. (1980) Ann. Missouri Bot. Gard. 67 (3): 523-818... Papilionoideae
2:McVaugh, R. (1987) Flora Novo-Galiciana 5: 1-786. Leguminosae
3:Macbride, J.F. (1943) Publ. Field Mus. Nat. Hist., Bot. Ser. 13 (3/1): 1-506 Leguminosae
4:Matuda, E. (1981) Gobierno del Estado de Mexico. Las Legum. del Estado Mexico
5:Standley, P.C. & Steyermark, J. A (1946) Fieldiana, Bot. 24 (5): 1-425 Leguminosae
6:Stevens, W.D., et al. (2001) Flora de Nicaragua, 85 (2)... Missouri Bot. Gard. Press
7:Dwyer, J.D. & Spellman, D.L. (1981) Rhodora 83 (834): 161-236 A List of Dicotyledoneae of Belize
8:Breedlove, D.E. (1986) Listados Floristicos de Mexico 4: 90-112 Flora de Chiapas
9:D'Arcy, W.G. (1987) Monogr. Syst. Botany Missouri Botanical Garden. Flora Panama.
10:Foster, R.C. (1958) Contr. Gray Herb. 184: 91-102 catalogue of... plants of Bolivia
11:Garcia-Barriga, H. & Forero, E. (1968) Catalogo Ilustrado de Las Plantas de Cundinamarca 3: 1-136
12:Steyermark, J.A. & Huber, O. (1978) Flora del Avila 514-565 Leguminosae (Fabaceae)

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TROPICOS nomenclatural database at Missouri Botanical Garden (W3TROPICOS)


database of root-nodule bacteria at RIKEN, Japan

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