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Taxon: Medicago sativa L. nothosubsp. tunetana Murb.

Genus: Medicago
Section: Medicago
Family: Fabaceae (alt.Leguminosae)
Subfamily: Faboideae
Tribe: Trifolieae
Nomen number: 23682
Place of publication: Acta Univ. Lund. Afd. 2. 33(12):62. 1897, pro subsp.
Link to protologue:
Comment: = M. sativa subsp. sativa or subsp. caerulea × M. sativa subsp. glomerata
Name Verified on: 10-Jun-1987 by ARS Systematic Botanists.
Accessions: 16 (7 active, 6 available) in National Plant Germplasm System (Map)

Autonyms (not in current use), synonyms and invalid designations:

(≡ homotypic synonym, = heterotypic synonym, - autonym, I invalid designation)

Distributional Range:


    • NORTHERN AFRICA: Algeria (rare ne.), Tunisia (rare n.)

    • CAUCASUS: Armenia, Georgia

    • Europe (s.)


  1. Lesins, K. A. & I. Lesins. 1979. Genus Medicago (Leguminosae). A taxogenetic study 100,105. Note: = Medicago ×tunetana (Murb.) Vassilcz.
  2. Pottier-Alapetite, G. 1979-1981. Flore de la Tunisie: Angiospermes-Dicotyledones.
  3. Small, E. 1986. Taxonomy of glandular wild alfalfa (Medicago sativa). Canad. J. Bot. 64:2128. Note: = Medicago sativa subsp. sativa × subsp. glomerata

Check other web resources for Medicago sativa L. nothosubsp. tunetana Murb. :

  • 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=23682. Accessed 14 August 2020.