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Taxon: Medicago sativa L. subsp. glomerata (Balb.) Rouy

Genus: Medicago
Section: Medicago
Family: Fabaceae (alt.Leguminosae)
Subfamily: Faboideae
Tribe: Trifolieae
Nomen number: 311880
Place of publication: Fl. France 5:14. 1899
Link to protologue:
Name Verified on: 28-Oct-1988 by ARS Systematic Botanists.
Accessions: 16 (12 active, 10 available) in National Plant Germplasm System (Map)

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

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

Common names:

Distributional Range:


    • NORTHERN AFRICA: Algeria, Tunisia

    • WESTERN ASIA: Turkey
    • CAUCASUS: Azerbaijan, Georgia, Russian Federation [Checheno-Ingushetia, Dagestan, Kabardino-Balkaria, Karachay-Cherkessia, Krasnodar, North Ossetia]

    • EASTERN EUROPE: Ukraine [Krym]
    • Europe (s.)


  1. Euro+Med Editorial Committee. Euro+Med Plantbase: the information resource for Euro-Mediterranean plant diversity (on-line resource). Note: lists as Medicago glomerata Balb.
  2. Gunn, C. R. et al. 1978. Classification of Medicago sativa L. using legume characters and flower colors. Techn. Bull. U.S.D.A. 1574:12.
  3. Isely, D. 1983. Classification of alfalfa (Medicago sativa L.) and relatives. Iowa State J. Res. 57:216. Note: = Medicago sativa var. glomerata; = M. glomerata Balb.
  4. Lesins, K. A. & I. Lesins. 1979. Genus Medicago (Leguminosae). A taxogenetic study 108. Note: lists as Medicago sativa subsp. glomerata Rouy; = M. glomerata Balb.
  5. Lesins, K. 1968. Interspecific crosses involving alfalfa. IV. Medicago glomerata ×; M. sativa with reference to M. prostrata. Canad. J. Genet. Cytol. 10:536-544.
  6. Small, E. 1986. Taxonomy of glandular wild alfalfa (Medicago sativa). Canad. J. Bot. 64:2128.
  7. Small, E. 2011. Alfalfa and relatives: evolution and classification of Medicago NRC Research Press, Ottawa, Canada.
  8. Tutin, T. G. et al., eds. 1964-1980. Flora europaea. Note: lists as Medicago sativa subsp. glomerata (Balb.) Tutin
  9. Yakovlev, G. P. et al. 1996. Legumes of Northern Eurasia Note: = Medicago glutinosa M. Bieb.

Check other web resources for Medicago sativa L. subsp. glomerata (Balb.) Rouy :

  • Flora Europaea: Database of European Plants (ESFEDS)
  • 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=311880. Accessed 8 August 2020.