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Desmodium incanum DC. var. incanum
zarzabacoa comun

General Information
Symbol: DEINI3
Group: Dicot
Family: Fabaceae
Duration: Perennial
Growth Habit: Forb/herb
Native Status: HI   I
L48   I
PR   N
VI   N
Data Source and Documentation
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green round image for nativity Native blue round image for introduced Introduced ocre round image for introduced and nativity Both white round image for no status Absent/Unreported
image for native, but no county data Native, No County Data image for introduced, but no county data Introduced, No County Data both introduced and native, but no county data Both, No County Data
Native Status:
lower 48 status L48    Alaska status AK    Hawaii status HI    Puerto Rico status PR    Virgin Islands status VI    Navassa Island NAV    Canada status CAN    Greenland status GL    Saint Pierre and Michelon status SPM    North America NA   


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Symbol Scientific Name
DECA13 Desmodium canum (J.F. Gmel.) Schinz & Thell.
DEFR2 Desmodium frutescens Schindl.
DESU4 Desmodium supinum DC.
MECA15 Meibomia cana (J.F. Gmel.) S.F. Blake
MEIN9 Meibomia incana (DC.) Vail
MESU6 Meibomia supina Britton, nom. illeg.


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Rank Scientific Name and Common Name
Kingdom Plantae – Plants
Subkingdom Tracheobionta – Vascular plants
Superdivision Spermatophyta – Seed plants
Division Magnoliophyta – Flowering plants
Class Magnoliopsida – Dicotyledons
Subclass Rosidae
Order Fabales
Family Fabaceae ⁄ Leguminosae – Pea family
Genus Desmodium Desv. – ticktrefoil
Species Desmodium incanum DC. – zarzabacoa comun
Variety Desmodium incanum DC. var. incanum – zarzabacoa comun

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Description of Values

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