Taxon: Melilotus sulcatus Desf.

Genus: Melilotus
Family: Fabaceae (alt.Leguminosae)
Subfamily: Faboideae
Tribe: Trifolieae
Nomen number: 24020
Place of publication: Fl. atlant. 2:193. 1799 "sulcata"
Link to protologue:
Name Verified on: 25-Aug-1989 by ARS Systematic Botanists. Last Changed: 14-Jan-2006
Species priority site is: North Central Regional PI Station (NC7)
Accessions: 28 in National Plant Germplasm System (GoogleMap)

Common names:

Economic Importance:

  • Weed: potential seed contaminant (a contaminant of bird seed fide F BritStace)

Distributional Range:


  • Africa

    • Macaronesia: Portugal Madeira Islands; Spain Canary Islands
    • Northern Africa: Algeria ; Egypt ; Libya ; Morocco ; Tunisia
  • Asia-Temperate

    • Western Asia: Cyprus ; Israel ; Lebanon ; Syria ; Turkey
  • Europe

    • Southeastern Europe: Albania ; Former Yugoslavia ; Greece ; Italy
    • Southwestern Europe: France ; Portugal ; Spain

  • Naturalized


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  • Davis, P. H., ed. Flora of Turkey and the east Aegean islands. (F Turk)
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  • Greuter, W. et al., eds. Med-Checklist. (L Medit)
  • Groth, D. 2005. pers. comm. (pers. comm.)
  • Izquierdo Z., I. et al., eds. Lista de especies silvestres de Canarias: hongos, plantas y animales terrestres. 2004 (L Canarias)
  • Jahandiez, E. & R. Maire Catalogue des plantes du Maroc. (L Maroc)
  • Mouterde, P. Nouvelle flore du Liban et de la Syrie. (F Liban)
  • Pignatti, S. Flora d'Italia. (F Ital)
  • Porcher, M. H. et al. Searchable World Wide Web Multilingual Multiscript Plant Name Database (MMPND) (on-line resource). (Pl Names)
  • Pottier-Alapetite, G. Flore de la Tunisie: Angiospermes-Dicotyledones. (F Tunis)
  • Quézel, P. & S. Santa Nouvelle flore de l'Algerie. (F Alger)
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  • Sales, F. & I. C. Hedge 1993. Melilotus Miller (Leguminosae): typification and nomenclature Anales Jard. Bot. Madrid 51:174.
  • Smythies, B. E. Flora of Spain and the Balearic Islands: checklist of vascular plants. Englera 3:1-882. (L Spain)
  • Stace, C. New flora of the British Isles. (F BritStace)
  • Stevenson, G. A. 1969. An agronomic and taxonomic review of the genus Melilotus Mill. Canad. J. Pl. Sci. 49:14.
  • Täckholm, V. Students' flora of Egypt, ed. 2. (SF Egypt)
  • Tutin, T. G. et al., eds. Flora europaea. (F Eur)
  • Zohary, M. & N. Feinbrun-Dothan Flora palaestina. (F Palest)


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