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Taxon: Medicago laciniata (L.) Mill.

 
Genus: Medicago
Section: Spirocarpos
Subsection: Leptospireae
Family: Fabaceae (alt.Leguminosae)
Subfamily: Faboideae
Tribe: Trifolieae
Nomen number: 23607
Place of publication: Gard. dict. ed. 8: Medicago no. 5. 1768
Link to protologue:
Name Verified on: 08-Jun-1987 by ARS Systematic Botanists.
Accessions: 155 (140 active, 135 available) in National Plant Germplasm System (Map)

Autonyms (not in current use) and synonyms:

(≡ homotypic synonym, = heterotypic synonym, - autonym)

Common names:

Distributional Range:

    Native

    Africa
    • MACARONESIA: Portugal, [Madeira Islands] Spain [Canary Islands]
    • NORTHERN AFRICA: Algeria, Egypt, Libya, Morocco, Tunisia
    • NORTHEAST TROPICAL AFRICA: Ethiopia, Somalia (n.)
    • EAST TROPICAL AFRICA: Kenya, Tanzania

    Asia-Temperate
    • ARABIAN PENINSULA: Bahrain, Kuwait, Saudi Arabia
    • WESTERN ASIA: Afghanistan (e.), Egypt, [Sinai] Iran, Iraq, Israel, Jordan, Syria (s.)

    Asia-Tropical
    • INDIAN SUBCONTINENT: India, [Gujarat, Jammu and Kashmir, Punjab, Rajasthan, Uttar Pradesh] Pakistan


    Naturalized

    Africa
    • SOUTHERN AFRICA: Namibia, South Africa

    Australasia
    • AUSTRALIA: Australia

    Europe
    • EASTERN EUROPE: Estonia, Ukraine
    • SOUTHEASTERN EUROPE: Italy
    • SOUTHWESTERN EUROPE: France (incl. Corsica), Spain


References:

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  2. Ali, S. I. & S. M. H. Jafri, eds. 1976-. Flora of Libya.
  3. Badri, M. et al. 2007. Quantitative and molecular genetic variation in sympatric populations of Medicago laciniata and M. truncatula (Fabaceae): relationships with eco-geographical factors. Genet. Res. 89:107-122.
  4. Botanical Society of the British Isles. BSBI taxon database (on-line resource).
  5. Eriksson, O. et al. 1979. Flora of Macaronesia: checklist of vascular plants, ed. 2.
  6. Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO). 2010. Ecocrop (on-line resource). URL: http://ecocrop.fao.org/ecocrop/srv/en/cropListDetails?code=&relation=beginsWith&name=Medicago+laciniata&quantity=1 target='_blank'
  7. Germishuizen, G. & N. L. Meyer, eds. 2003. Plants of southern Africa: an annotated checklist. Strelitzia 14
  8. Greuter, W. et al., eds. 1984-. Med-Checklist.
  9. Heyn, C. C. 1963. The annual species of Medicago. Scripta Hierosolymitana 12:55.
  10. Hnatiuk, R. J. 1990. Census of Australian vascular plants. Australian Flora and Fauna Series No. 11.
  11. Integrated Botanical Information System (IBIS). Australian plant common name database (on-line resource).
  12. Izquierdo Z., I. et al., eds. 2004. Lista de especies silvestres de Canarias: hongos, plantas y animales terrestres
  13. Jahandiez, E. & R. Maire. 1931-1941. Catalogue des plantes du Maroc.
  14. Kumar, S & P. V. Sane. 2003. Legumes of South Asia: a checklist.
  15. Lesins, K. A. & I. Lesins. 1979. Genus Medicago (Leguminosae). A taxogenetic study 187.
  16. Lock, J. M. 1989. Legumes of Africa: a checklist
  17. Mouterde, P. 1966-. Nouvelle flore du Liban et de la Syrie.
  18. Nasir, E. & S. I. Ali, eds. 1970-. Flora of [West] Pakistan.
  19. Pottier-Alapetite, G. 1979-1981. Flore de la Tunisie: Angiospermes-Dicotyledones.
  20. Quézel, P. & S. Santa. 1962-1963. Nouvelle flore de l'Algerie.
  21. Rechinger, K. H., ed. 1963-. Flora iranica.
  22. Small, E. & M. Jomphe. 1989. A synopsis of the genus Medicago (Leguminosae). Canad. J. Bot. 67:3271.
  23. Small, E. et al. 1981. The taxonomic value of floral characters in tribe Trigonelleae (Leguminosae), with special reference to Medicago. Canad. J. Bot. 59:1580.
  24. Small, E. 1981. A numerical analysis of major groupings in Medicago employing traditionally used characters. Canad. J. Bot. 59:1555.
  25. Täckholm, V. 1974. Students' flora of Egypt, ed. 2.
  26. Thulin, M. 1983. Leguminosae of Ethiopia. Opera Bot. 68:1-223.
  27. Townsend, C. C. & E. Guest. 1966-. Flora of Iraq.
  28. Turrill, W. B. et al., eds. 1952-. Flora of tropical East Africa.
  29. Tutin, T. G. et al., eds. 1964-1980. Flora europaea.
  30. Yakovlev, G. P. et al. 1996. Legumes of Northern Eurasia
  31. Zohary, M. & N. Feinbrun-Dothan. 1966-. Flora palaestina.

Check other web resources for Medicago laciniata (L.) Mill. :

  • Flora Europaea: Database of European Plants (ESFEDS)
  • AVH: Australia's Virtual Herbarium
  • SIBIS: South African National Biodiversity Institute's (SANBI) Integrated Biodiversity System
  • ILDIS: International Legume Database & Information Service
  • ePIC: Electronic Plant Information Centre of Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew
  • AGRICOLA: Article Citation Database or NAL Catalog of USDA's National Agricultural Library
  • Entrez: NCBI's search engine for PubMed citations, GenBank sequences, etc.
  • PubAg: USDA's National Agricultural Library database of full-text journal articles and citations on the agricultural sciences.

Images:

  • Fruit: U.S. National Seed Herbarium image

Cite as: USDA, Agricultural Research Service, National Plant Germplasm System. 2019. Germplasm Resources Information Network (GRIN-Taxonomy).
National Germplasm Resources Laboratory, Beltsville, Maryland. URL: https://npgsweb.ars-grin.gov/gringlobal/taxonomydetail.aspx?23607. Accessed 20 September 2019.