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Taxon: Medicago murex Willd.

 
Genus: Medicago
Section: Spirocarpos
Subsection: Pachyspireae
Family: Fabaceae (alt.Leguminosae)
Subfamily: Faboideae
Tribe: Trifolieae
Nomen number: 23626
Place of publication: Sp. pl. 3(2):1410. 1802
Link to protologue:
Comment: may require conservation proposal to preserve usage
Name Verified on: 31-Jan-1997 by ARS Systematic Botanists.
Accessions: 81 (74 active, 72 available) in National Plant Germplasm System (Map)

Autonyms (not in current use) and synonyms:

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

Economic Importance:

  • Animal food: forage;

Distributional Range:

    Native

    Africa
    • NORTHERN AFRICA: Algeria, Libya (n. (possibly)), Morocco, Tunisia

    Asia-Temperate
    • WESTERN ASIA: Israel, Lebanon, Syria, Turkey (n.w. & s.-c.)

    Europe
    • SOUTHEASTERN EUROPE: Greece (incl. Crete), Italy (incl. Sardinia, Sicily)
    • SOUTHWESTERN EUROPE: France (incl. Corsica), Portugal, Spain (incl. Baleares)


References:

  1. Ali, S. I. & S. M. H. Jafri, eds. 1976-. Flora of Libya.
  2. Davis, P. H., ed. 1965-1988. Flora of Turkey and the east Aegean islands.
  3. Gillespie, D. J. & J. A. McComb. 1991. Morphology and distribution of species in the Medicago murex complex. Canad. J. Bot. 69:2655-2662. Note: sensu auct. = Medicago sphaerocarpos Bertol.; sensu typo, M. murex replaces M. lesinsii (or M. heterocarpa)
  4. Greuter, W. et al., eds. 1984-. Med-Checklist.
  5. Heyn, C. C. 1963. The annual species of Medicago. Scripta Hierosolymitana 12:122.
  6. Jahandiez, E. & R. Maire. 1931-1941. Catalogue des plantes du Maroc.
  7. Lesins, K. A. & I. Lesins. 1979. Genus Medicago (Leguminosae). A taxogenetic study 173.
  8. Mouterde, P. 1966-. Nouvelle flore du Liban et de la Syrie.
  9. Pignatti, S. 1982. Flora d'Italia.
  10. Pottier-Alapetite, G. 1979-1981. Flore de la Tunisie: Angiospermes-Dicotyledones.
  11. Quézel, P. & S. Santa. 1962-1963. Nouvelle flore de l'Algerie.
  12. Quiros, C. F. & G. R. Bauchan. 1988. The genus Medicago and the origin of the Medicago sativa complex. In A. A. Hanson et al., eds., Alfalfa and alfalfa improvement. Agronomy 29:93-124.
  13. Rechinger, K. H., ed. 1963-. Flora iranica. Note: mentions
  14. Small, E. & M. Jomphe. 1989. A synopsis of the genus Medicago (Leguminosae). Canad. J. Bot. 67:3271.
  15. 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.
  16. Small, E. et al. 1992. Isozyme variation and alleged progenitor-derivative relationships in the Medicago murex complex (Fabaceae). Pl. Syst. Evol. 181:33-43.
  17. Small, E. 1981. A numerical analysis of major groupings in Medicago employing traditionally used characters. Canad. J. Bot. 59:1555.
  18. Small, E. 2012. Review of Fabaceae Trifolieae data for World Economic Plants, ed. 2. pers. comm.
  19. Smythies, B. E. 1984-1986. Flora of Spain and the Balearic Islands: checklist of vascular plants. Englera 3:1-882.
  20. Tutin, T. G. et al., eds. 1964-1980. Flora europaea.
  21. Zohary, M. & N. Feinbrun-Dothan. 1966-. Flora palaestina.

Check other web resources for Medicago murex Willd. :

  • Flora Europaea: Database of European Plants (ESFEDS)
  • ILDIS: International Legume Database & Information Service
  • Mansfeld: Mansfeld's World Databas of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops
  • 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=23626. Accessed 21 October 2019.