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Taxon: Medicago ×blancheana Boiss.

Genus: Medicago
Section: Spirocarpos
Subsection: Rotatae
Family: Fabaceae (alt.Leguminosae)
Subfamily: Faboideae
Tribe: Trifolieae
Nomen number: 23560
Place of publication: Diagn. pl. orient. ser. 2, 5:75. 1856
Link to protologue:
  • • non Medicago blancheana auct., which has been widely used for non-hybrid plants now treated as M. bonarotiana Arcang.
  • • = M. bonarotiana × M. rotata
Name Verified on: 22-May-1987 by ARS Systematic Botanists. Last Changed: 02-Oct-2017
Species priority site is: Western Regional PI Station (W6)
Accessions: 13 (10 active, 10 available) in National Plant Germplasm System (GoogleMap)

Distributional Range:


    • WESTERN ASIA: Cyprus, Israel, Jordan, Lebanon, Syria


  1. Lesins, K. A. & I. Lesins 1979. Genus Medicago (Leguminosae). A taxogenetic study. 1979 (Gen Medicago) 141,147.
  2. Small, E. 1994. Additional clarification of the Medicago blancheana-bonarotiana-rotata complex Canad. J. Bot. 72:829-831.
  3. Small, E. Alfalfa and relatives: evolution and classification of Medicago. 2011 (Evol Class Medicago)

Check other web resources for Medicago ×blancheana Boiss. :

  • 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. 2019. Germplasm Resources Information Network (GRIN-Taxonomy).
National Germplasm Resources Laboratory, Beltsville, Maryland. URL: https://npgsweb.ars-grin.gov/gringlobal/taxonomydetail.aspx?id=23560. Accessed 24 April 2019.