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Taxon: Medicago rugosa Desr.

 
Genus: Medicago
Section: Spirocarpos
Subsection: Rotatae
Family: Fabaceae (alt.Leguminosae)
Subfamily: Faboideae
Tribe: Trifolieae
Nomen number: 23674
Place of publication: J. B. A. P. M. de Lamarck, Encycl. 3:632. 1792
Link to protologue:
Name Verified on: 28-Oct-1988 by ARS Systematic Botanists. Last Changed: 02-Oct-2017
Species priority site is: Western Regional PI Station (W6)
Accessions: 70 (61 active, 66 available) in National Plant Germplasm System (GoogleMap)

Synonyms:

Common names:

Economic Importance:

  • Animal food: forage (occasional)
  • Environmental: soil improver

Distributional Range:

    Native

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

    Asia-Temperate
    • WESTERN ASIA: Cyprus, Israel, Lebanon, Turkey (Mediterranean islands)

    Europe
    • SOUTHEASTERN EUROPE: Greece (incl. Crete), Italy (s. & Sardinia, Sicily), Malta


    Cultivated (also cult.)

    Naturalized

    Europe
    • SOUTHWESTERN EUROPE: France (s. & Corsica), Portugal, Spain


References:

  1. Ali, S. I. & S. M. H. Jafri, eds. Flora of Libya. (F Libya)
  2. Davis, P. H., ed. Flora of Turkey and the east Aegean islands. (F Turk)
  3. Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) 2010. Ecocrop (on-line resource). (Ecocrop)
  4. Greuter, W. et al., eds. Med-Checklist. (L Medit)
  5. Heyn, C. C. 1963. The annual species of Medicago Scripta Hierosolymitana 12:41.
  6. Lesins, K. A. & I. Lesins 1979. Genus Medicago (Leguminosae). A taxogenetic study. 1979 (Gen Medicago) 150.
  7. Meikle, R. D. Flora of Cyprus. (F Cyprus)
  8. Mouterde, P. Nouvelle flore du Liban et de la Syrie. (F Liban)
  9. Pignatti, S. Flora d'Italia. (F Ital)
  10. Porcher, M. H. et al. Searchable World Wide Web Multilingual Multiscript Plant Name Database (MMPND) (on-line resource). (Pl Names)
  11. Pottier-Alapetite, G. Flore de la Tunisie: Angiospermes-Dicotyledones. (F Tunis)
  12. Quézel, P. & S. Santa Nouvelle flore de l'Algerie. (F Alger)
  13. Small, E. 1981. A numerical analysis of major groupings in Medicago employing traditionally used characters Canad. J. Bot. 59:1555.
  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. Tutin, T. G. et al., eds. Flora europaea. (F Eur)
  17. University of California Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education Program UC SAREP on-line cover crop database (on-line resource). (Cover Crop Database)
  18. Zohary, M. & N. Feinbrun-Dothan Flora palaestina. (F Palest)

Check other web resources for Medicago rugosa Desr. :

  • 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.

Images:

  • Fruit: U.S. National Seed Herbarium image

Cite as: USDA, Agricultural Research Service, National Plant Germplasm System. 2018. Germplasm Resources Information Network (GRIN-Taxonomy).
National Germplasm Resources Laboratory, Beltsville, Maryland. URL: https://npgsweb.ars-grin.gov/gringlobal/taxonomydetail.aspx?id=23674. Accessed 18 November 2018.