Aeschynomene americana

Species:Aeschynomene americana Linnaeus
Common Name:American Joint; Shyleaf
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Status:Native, FAC (NWI)
Specimen: View specimen details in the Alabama Herbarium Consortium Specimen Database

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FamilyFABACEAE - Pea/Bean family
Genus Aeschynomene
Species Aeschynomene americana Linnaeus - American Joint; Shyleaf


Citation AESCHYNOMENE AMERICANA Linnaeus, Sp. Pl. 713. 1753.
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Type: JAMAICA: Without data (lectotype: Sloane, Voy. Jamaica t. 118(3). 1707). Lectotypified by R. A. Howard, Fl. Less. Antill., Dicot. 1: 443. 1988.

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SynonymFull CitationBasionymType
Aeschynomene americana var. depila Aeschynomene americana Linnaeus, var. depila Millspaugh, Publ. Field Columbian Mus., Bot. Ser. 1: 363. 1898.  
Aeschynomene americana var. glandulosa Aeschynomene americana Linnaeus, var. glandulosa (Poiret) Rudd, Contr. U.S. Natl. Herb. 32: 26. 1955.Aeschynomene glandulosa Poiret 1816. 
Aeschynomene glandulosa Aeschynomene glandulosa Poiret, in Lamarck, Encycl., Suppl. 4: 76. 1816. PUERTO RICO: Without data, Ledru s.n. (holotype: P).
Aeschynomene guayaquilensis Aeschynomene guayaquilensis G. Don, Gen. Hist. 2: 284. 1832. ECUADOR: Guayas:
Aeschynomene javanica var. luxurians Aeschynomene javanica Miquel, var. luxurians Miquel, Fl. Ned. Ind. 1: 276. 1855.  
Aeschynomene mexicana Aeschynomene mexicana Biroli ex Colla, Herb. Pedem. 2: 195. 1834.  
Aeschynomene tricholoma Aeschynomene tricholoma Standley & Steyermark, Publ. Field Mus. Nat. Hist., Bot. Ser. 23: 10. 1943. GUATEMALA

Specimens and Distribution

This species has been reported in the following counties by the herbaria listed. An overview of the individual specimens are provided in the table that follows. Click on the accession number to view details; click on column headers to sort; choose a county or herbaria to filter the specimen data.

Counties included on distribution map: Baldwin

Counties represented by specimen data listed below:

Herbaria represented by specimen data listed below: UWFP

Range of years during which specimens were collected: -

Barcode / Accession No. County Coll. Date Collector &
Collection No.
Herbarium &
Herbarium Name Used
UWFP008869 Baldwin 06 Oct 1983 Frank R. Hedges
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