Stylosanthes guianensis (Aubl.) Sw.
Stylosanthes guianensis (Aubl.) Sw. var. guianensisStylosanthes guianensis (Aubl.) Sw. var. intermedia (Vogel) Hassl.Trifolium guianense Aubl.
Brazilian lucerne, common stylo, Cook stylo, fine stem stylo, fine-stem stylo, Nigerian stylo, stylo, tropical lucerne
Fabaceae (Queensland, the ACT, Victoria, Tasmania, and the Northern Territory)Fabaceae: sub-family Faboideae (New South Wales)Leguminosae (South Australia)Papilionaceae (Western Australia)
Native to Mexico, Central America (i.e. Belize, Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua and Panama) and tropical South America (i.e. French Guiana, Guyana, Surinam, Venezuela, Brazil, Bolivia, Colombia, Ecuador, Peru and Paraguay).
Widely naturalised in northern Australia (i.e. in northern and eastern Queensland, in the north-western parts of the Northern Territory, and in the northern and north-western parts of Western Australia).
Naturalised elsewhere in tropics, including on several Pacific islands (i.e. the Cook islands, Hawaii, New Caledonia, Niue and Palau).
Common stylo (Stylosanthes guianensis) is regarded as an environmental weed in northern Queensland, Western Australia and the Northern Territory.