Taxon: Medicago italica (Mill.) Fiori

 
Genus: Medicago
Section: Spirocarpos
Subsection: Pachyspireae
Family: Fabaceae (alt.Leguminosae)
Subfamily: Faboideae
Tribe: Trifolieae
Nomen number: 314582
Place of publication: A. Fiori & G. Paoletti, Iconogr. fl. ital. ed. 2:237. 1921
Link to protologue:
Comment: Fiori, in Nuov. fl. ital. 1:832. 1925, first united M. italica and M. tornata, two names of equal priority, choosing M. italica
Typification:
Name Verified on: 15-Feb-1989 by ARS Systematic Botanists. Last Changed: 02-Oct-2017
Species priority site is: Western Regional PI Station (W6)
Accessions: 94 in National Plant Germplasm System (GoogleMap)

Synonyms:

Common names:

Economic Importance:

  • Animal food: forage (as Medicago tornata)

Distributional Range:

    Native

    Africa
    • NORTHERN AFRICA: Algeria, Libya (n.w.), Morocco, Tunisia

    Asia-Temperate
    • WESTERN ASIA: Cyprus

    Europe
    • SOUTHEASTERN EUROPE: Italy (incl. Sardinia, Sicily)
    • SOUTHWESTERN EUROPE: France (incl. Corsica), Portugal, Spain


    Cultivated (also cult.)

    Adventive

    Asia-Temperate
    • WESTERN ASIA: Israel


    Naturalized

    Australasia
    • AUSTRALIA: Australia


References:

  1. Ali, S. I. & S. M. H. Jafri, eds. Flora of Libya. (F Libya)
  2. Greuter, W. 1986. Medicago italica (Miller) Fiori. In: W. Greuter & T. Raus (eds.), Med-Checklist notulae, 13 (Willdenowia) 16:112-113.
  3. Greuter, W. et al., eds. Med-Checklist. (L Medit)
  4. Hanelt, P., ed. Mansfeld's encyclopedia of agricultural and horticultural crops. Volumes 1-6. 2001 (Mansf Ency) 2:874.
  5. Heyn, C. C. 1963. The annual species of Medicago Scripta Hierosolymitana 12:85.
  6. Hnatiuk, R. J. Census of Australian vascular plants. Australian Flora and Fauna Series No. 11. (L Aust)
  7. Lazarides, M. & B. Hince CSIRO Handbook of Economic Plants of Australia. 1993 (Econ Pl Aust)
  8. Porcher, M. H. et al. Searchable World Wide Web Multilingual Multiscript Plant Name Database (MMPND) (on-line resource). (Pl Names)
  9. Pottier-Alapetite, G. Flore de la Tunisie: Angiospermes-Dicotyledones. (F Tunis)
  10. Sales, F. & I. C. Hedge 1994. Medicago L. (Leguminosae): typification and nomenclature Anales Jard. Bot. Madrid 51:322.
  11. Small, E. & M. Jomphe 1989. A synopsis of the genus Medicago (Leguminosae) Canad. J. Bot. 67:3270.
  12. Zohary, M. & N. Feinbrun-Dothan Flora palaestina. (F Palest)

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.

Cite as: USDA, Agricultural Research Service, National Plant Germplasm System. 2018. Germplasm Resources Information Network (GRIN-Taxonomy).
National Germplasm Resources Laboratory, Beltsville, Maryland. URL: https://npgsweb.ars-grin.gov/gringlobal/taxonomydetail.aspx?id=314582. Accessed 25 June 2018.