Taxon: Medicago italica (Mill.) Fiori

 
Genus: Medicago
    Section: Spirocarpos
      Subsection: Pachyspireae
Family: Fabaceae (alt.Leguminosae)
  Subfamily: Papilionoideae
      Tribe: Trifolieae
Nomen number: 314582
Place of publication: A. Fiori & G. Paoletti, Iconogr. fl. ital. ed. 2:237. 1921
Comment: Fiori, in Nuov. fl. ital. 1:832. 1925, first united M. italica and M. tornata, two names of equal priority, choosing M. italica
Name Verified on: 15-Feb-1989 by ARS Systematic Botanists. Last Changed: 06-Dec-2007
Species priority site is: Western Regional PI Station (W6)
Accessions: 101 in National Plant Germplasm System (GoogleMap)

Common names:

Economic Importance:

  • Animal food: forage (fide Econ Pl Aust, as Medicago tornata)

Distributional Range:

    Native:

  • Africa

    • Northern Africa: Algeria; Libya; Morocco; Tunisia
  • Asia-Temperate

    • Western Asia: Cyprus
  • Europe

    • Southeastern Europe: Italy
    • Southwestern Europe: France; Portugal; Spain

  • Naturalized:

  • Australasia

    • Australia: Australia

  • Cultivated:

    . also cult.

    Adventive:

  • Asia-Temperate

    • Western Asia: Israel

References:

  • Ali, S. I. & S. M. H. Jafri, eds. Flora of Libya. 1976- (F Libya)
  • Greuter, W. 1986. Medicago italica (Miller) Fiori. In: W. Greuter & T. Raus (eds.), Med-Checklist notulae, 13 (Willdenowia) 16:112-113.
  • Greuter, W. et al., eds. Med-Checklist. 1984- (L Medit)
  • Hanelt, P., ed. Mansfeld's encyclopedia of agricultural and horticultural crops. Volumes 1-6. 2001 (Mansf Ency) 2:874.
  • Heyn, C. C. 1963. The annual species of Medicago Scripta Hierosolymitana 12:85.
  • Hnatiuk, R. J. Census of Australian vascular plants. Australian Flora and Fauna Series No. 11. 1990 (L Aust)
  • Lazarides, M. & B. Hince CSIRO Handbook of Economic Plants of Australia. 1993 (Econ Pl Aust)
  • 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. 1979-1981 (F Tunis)
  • Sales, F. & I. C. Hedge 1994. Medicago L. (Leguminosae): typification and nomenclature Anales Jard. Bot. Madrid 51:322.
  • Small, E. & M. Jomphe 1989. A synopsis of the genus Medicago (Leguminosae) Canad. J. Bot. 67:3270.
  • Zohary, M. & N. Feinbrun-Dothan Flora palaestina. 1966- (F Palest)

Synonyms:

Check other web resources for Medicago italica (Mill.) Fiori :

  • AVH: Australia's Virtual Herbarium
  • 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.