Hawaiian Ecosystems at Risk project (HEAR)

Desmodium tortuosum
(Fabaceae)

Florida beggarweed, Spanish clover, dixie ticktrefoil

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Species description or overview

Desmodium tortuosum information from PIER
Information on Desmodium tortuosum as relevant to Pacific Islands is provided by the Pacific Island Ecosystems at Risk project (PIER).


Taxonomy & nomenclature

GRIN nomenclature info for Desmodium tortuosum
Nomenclatural information about Desmodium tortuosum is provided by USDA/ARS/NGRP/GRIN.

Desmodium tortuosum information from the Smithsonian's Flora of the Hawaiian Islands
Information about Desmodium tortuosum--including nomenclature and synonymy, and status and distribution in Hawaii--is provided by the "Flora of the Hawaiian Islands" website of the Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History. Links from this page include descriptive information about the species, as well as worldwide distributional information and general information about the genus.

Desmodium tortuosum information from ITIS
The Integrated Taxonomic Information System ITIS provides authoritative taxonomic information on Desmodium tortuosum, as well as other plants, animals, fungi, and microbes of North America and the world.

IPNI nomenclature info for Desmodium tortuosum
Nomenclatural information about Desmodium tortuosum is provided by The International Plant Names Index (IPNI).


Impacts

Desmodium tortuosum (Fabaceae): species information from GCW
Information on Desmodium tortuosum as relevant to Pacific Islands is provided by the Global Compendium of Weeds (GCW).


Risk assessments

Weed risk assessment for Desmodium tortuosum for Florida (TNC) View info about Adobe Acrobat PDF format
A weed risk assessment for Desmodium tortuosum for Florida is presented by The Nature Conservancy (Doria Gordon et al.).


Images

Images of Desmodium tortuosum (Fabaceae) (Florida beggarweed)
Links to high-resolution free images of Desmodium tortuosum (Fabaceae) (Florida beggarweed) by Forest & Kim Starr (USGS) are available here.

Desmodium tortuosum information from the Smithsonian Flora of the Hawaiian Islands
Information about Desmodium tortuosum in Hawaii is available from the Smithsonian Flora of the Hawaiian Islands.

Desmodium tortuosum images from PIER
Images of Desmodium tortuosum provided by the Pacific Island Ecosystems at Risk project (PIER).


Distribution

Desmodium tortuosum information from the Smithsonian Flora of the Hawaiian Islands
Information about Desmodium tortuosum in Hawaii is available from the Smithsonian Flora of the Hawaiian Islands.

Desmodium tortuosum information from the Smithsonian's Flora of the Hawaiian Islands
Information about Desmodium tortuosum--including nomenclature and synonymy, and status and distribution in Hawaii--is provided by the "Flora of the Hawaiian Islands" website of the Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History. Links from this page include descriptive information about the species, as well as worldwide distributional information and general information about the genus.


Where to see this species

Kahoolawe (Kanaloa): natural areas of Hawaii
Forest and Kim Starr provide information about the island of Kahoolawe as a natural area in Hawaii. Links to additional resources are provided, as well as links to images of plant species found on Kahoolawe.


Books

Weed handbook of Western Polynesia
Whistler, W. Arthur. 1983. Weed handbook of Western Polynesia. Eschborn: Deutsche Gesellschaft f#r Technische Zusammenarbeit (GTZ) GmbH. ISBN: 3-88085-227-8.


Full-text articles

Alien plant invasions in native ecosystems of Hawaii: Management and research
Stone, Charles P., Clifford W. Smith, and J. Timothy Tunison (eds.) . 1992. Alien plant invasions in native ecosystems of Hawaii: Management and research. Honolulu: University of Hawaii Cooperative National Park Resources Studies Unit. ISBN: 0-8248-1474-6.


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