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Taxon: Medicago sativa L. nothosubsp. hemicycla (Grossh.) C. R. Gunn

Synonym of Medicago sativa L. nothosubsp. varia (Martyn) Arcang.

Genus: Medicago
Section: Medicago
Family: Fabaceae (alt.Leguminosae)
Subfamily: Faboideae
Tribe: Trifolieae
Nomen number: 104923
Place of publication: C. R. Gunn et al., Techn. Bull. U.S.D.A. 1574:15. 1978 "subsp. ×hemicycla"
Link to protologue:
Name Verified on: 18-Nov-2012 by ARS Systematic Botanists.
Accessions: 0 (0 active, 0 available) in National Plant Germplasm System


  1. Alfalfa Crop Germplasm Committee. 2000. Report on the status of Medicago germplasm in the United States 21.
  2. Gunn, C. R. et al. 1978. Classification of Medicago sativa L. using legume characters and flower colors. Techn. Bull. U.S.D.A. 1574:15.
  3. Isely, D. 1983. Classification of alfalfa (Medicago sativa L.) and relatives. Iowa State J. Res. 57:218. Note: = Medicago sativa L.
  4. Small, E. 2011. Alfalfa and relatives: evolution and classification of Medicago NRC Research Press, Ottawa, Canada.
  5. Stirton, C. H. 1982. The genus Medicago (Leguminosae) in southern Africa. Bothalia 14:34. Note: = Medicago ×hemicycla Grossh.

Check other web resources for Medicago sativa L. nothosubsp. hemicycla (Grossh.) C. R. Gunn :

  • 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.

Cite as: USDA, Agricultural Research Service, National Plant Germplasm System. 2020. Germplasm Resources Information Network (GRIN-Taxonomy).
National Germplasm Resources Laboratory, Beltsville, Maryland. URL: https://npgsweb.ars-grin.gov/gringlobal/taxonomydetail.aspx?id=104923. Accessed 3 June 2020.