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Taxon: Medicago sativa L. subsp. sativa

 
Genus: Medicago
Section: Medicago
Family: Fabaceae (alt.Leguminosae)
Subfamily: Faboideae
Tribe: Trifolieae
Nomen number: 300359
Place of publication:
Link to protologue:
Name Verified on: 10-Jun-1987 by ARS Systematic Botanists.
Accessions: 3821 (3379 active, 2703 available) in National Plant Germplasm System (Map)

Autonyms (not in current use) and synonyms:

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

Common names:

Economic Importance:

  • Animal food: fodder; forage
  • Fuels:
  • Human food:
  • Medicines: folklore

Distributional Range:

    Native

    Asia-Temperate
    • WESTERN ASIA: Afghanistan, Iran, Iraq, Turkey


    Cultivated (cult. worldwide)

    Naturalized (natzd. worldwide)

References:

  1. Ali, S. I. & S. M. H. Jafri, eds. 1976-. Flora of Libya.
  2. Boulos, L. 1995. Flora of Egypt checklist.
  3. Davis, P. H., ed. 1965-1988. Flora of Turkey and the east Aegean islands.
  4. Duke, J. A. et al. 2002. CRC Handbook of medicinal herbs Note: = Medicago sativa
  5. Gunn, C. R. et al. 1978. Classification of Medicago sativa L. using legume characters and flower colors. Techn. Bull. U.S.D.A. 1574:7.
  6. Holm, L. et al. 1979. A geographical atlas of world weeds
  7. Jahandiez, E. & R. Maire. 1931-1941. Catalogue des plantes du Maroc.
  8. Kitagawa, M. 1979. Neo-lineamenta florae Manshuricae.
  9. Komarov, V. L. et al., eds. 1934-1964. Flora SSSR.
  10. Lesins, K. A. & I. Lesins. 1979. Genus Medicago (Leguminosae). A taxogenetic study 95.
  11. Lesins, K. 1952. Some data on the cytogenetics of alfalfa. J. Heredity 43:287-291.
  12. Markle, G. M. et al., eds. 1998. Food and feed crops of the United States, ed. 2
  13. Meikle, R. D. 1977-1985. Flora of Cyprus.
  14. Mouterde, P. 1966-. Nouvelle flore du Liban et de la Syrie.
  15. Nasir, E. & S. I. Ali, eds. 1970-. Flora of [West] Pakistan.
  16. Ohwi, J. 1965. Flora of Japan (Engl. ed.).
  17. Porcher, M. H. et al. Searchable World Wide Web Multilingual Multiscript Plant Name Database (MMPND) (on-line resource).
  18. Rechinger, K. H., ed. 1963-. Flora iranica.
  19. Rehm, S. 1994. Multilingual dictionary of agronomic plants
  20. Small, E. & M. Jomphe. 1989. A synopsis of the genus Medicago (Leguminosae). Canad. J. Bot. 67:3268.
  21. Täckholm, V. 1974. Students' flora of Egypt, ed. 2.
  22. Townsend, C. C. & E. Guest. 1966-. Flora of Iraq.
  23. Tutin, T. G. et al., eds. 1964-1980. Flora europaea.
  24. USDA Agricultural Research Service: Plant Research Unit. 2010. Forages for new uses, enhances quality, & stress tolerance through genomics and genetic improvement. Note: re. potential use as fuel substitute

Check other web resources for Medicago sativa L. subsp. sativa :

  • 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:

  • Seed: U.S. National Seed Herbarium image

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=300359. Accessed 14 November 2019.