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Zornia gibbosa
Span., Fabaceae
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Present on Pacific Islands?  yes

Primarily a threat at high elevations?  no

Common name(s): [more details]

Chinese: ding gui cao

Habit:  herb

Description:  "Annual, branches prostrate or ascending, glabrous or pubescent. Leaf bifoliolate, petiole 6.0-20 mm long, leaflets 0.7-3.0 cm long, 3.5-10 mm broad, sessile, lanceolate, linear-lanceolate or linear, glandular punctate below, glabrous. Inflorescence a 3-12-flowered raceme, 2.5-10 cm long. Bracts foliaceous, up to 1.3 cm long, black dotted, completely enclosing the flower. Calyx 3.5-4 mm long, 2 upper teeth obtuse, united, ciliate above, 2 lateral teeth smaller, the lowest longest, acute, ciliate. Corolla 7-8 mm long. Fruit 1-6 jointed, joints c. 2.5 mm long, indehiscent, echinate"  (Flora of Pakistan).

Description from Flora of China online.

Habitat/ecology:  In China (native), "sandy places, floodplains; 100-1200 m"  (Flora of China online).

Propagation:  Seed

Native range:  Asia (GRIN).

Presence:

Pacific
Country/Terr./St. &
Island group
Location Cited status &
Cited as invasive &
Cited as cultivated &
Cited as aboriginal introduction?
Reference &
Comments
Guam
Guam Island
Guam Island introduced
Fosberg, F. R./Sachet, Marie-Hélène/Oliver, Royce (1979) (pp. 120-121)
Guam
Guam Island
Guam Island introduced
Raulerson, L. (2006) (p. 39)
Palau
Palau (Belau ) (main island group)
Babeldaob Island introduced
cultivated
Space, James C./Lorence, David H./LaRosa, Anne Marie (2009) (p. 6)
Voucher: Lorence 9817 (PTBG, BNM, NY, US)
Palau
Palau (Belau ) (main island group)
Babeldaob Island   National Tropical Botanical Garden (U.S.A. Hawaii. Kalaheo.) (2008) (voucher ID: PTBG 110)
Taxon name on voucher: Zornia gibbosa Span.
Palau
Palau (Belau ) (main island group)
Peleliu (Beliliou) Island   Wagner, W. L./ Herbst, D. R./Weitzman, A./Lorence, D.H. (2013)
Papua New Guinea
Papua New Guinea (eastern New Guinea Island)
Papua New Guinea (eastern New Guinea Island) native
ILDIS Co-ordinating Centre (2013)
Philippines
Philippine Islands
Philippine Islands native
ILDIS Co-ordinating Centre (2013)
Pacific Rim
Country/Terr./St. &
Island group
Location Cited status &
Cited as invasive &
Cited as cultivated &
Cited as aboriginal introduction?
Reference &
Comments
Australia
Australia (continental)
Northern Territory native
ILDIS Co-ordinating Centre (2013)
China
China
China (People's Republic of) native
Zhengyi, Wu/Raven, Peter H./Deyuan, Hong (2013)
China
China
Hong Kong native
Wu, Te-lin (2001) (p. 156)
Japan
Japan
Japan (country) native
U.S. Dept. Agr., Agr. Res. Serv. (2013)
Taiwan
Taiwan Island
Taiwan Island native
Zhengyi, Wu/Raven, Peter H./Deyuan, Hong (2013)
Thailand
Thailand
Thailand (Kingdom of) native
ILDIS Co-ordinating Centre (2013)
Vietnam
Vietnam
Vietnam (Socialist Republic of) native
ILDIS Co-ordinating Centre (2013)
Indian Ocean
Country/Terr./St. &
Island group
Location Cited status &
Cited as invasive &
Cited as cultivated &
Cited as aboriginal introduction?
Reference &
Comments
La Réunion (France)
La Réunion Island
La Réunion Island introduced
ILDIS Co-ordinating Centre (2013)
Mauritius
Mautitius Islands (Mauritius and Rodrigues)
Mauritius Island introduced
ILDIS Co-ordinating Centre (2013)


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