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Taxon: Trifolium africanum Ser.

 
Genus: Trifolium
Subgenus: Trifolium
Section: Vesicastrum
Family: Fabaceae (alt.Leguminosae)
Subfamily: Faboideae
Tribe: Trifolieae
Nomen number: 40158
Place of publication: A. P. de Candolle, Prodr. 2:200. 1825
Link to protologue:
Name Verified on: 26-Mar-2007 by ARS Systematic Botanists.
Accessions: 18 (13 active, 7 available) in National Plant Germplasm System (Map)

Autonyms (not in current use) and synonyms:

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

Common names:

  • African clover  (Source: Clovers) - English

Economic Importance:

  • Animal food: forage;

Distributional Range:

    Native

    Africa
    • SOUTHERN AFRICA: Lesotho, South Africa [Free State, Transvaal]


References:

  1. Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO). 2010. Ecocrop (on-line resource). URL: http://ecocrop.fao.org/ecocrop/srv/en/cropListDetails?code=&relation=beginsWith&name=Trifolium+africanum&quantity=1 target='_blank'
  2. Gillett, J. M. & N. L. Taylor (M. Collins ed.). 2001. The world of clovers 6.
  3. Guillarmod, A. J. 1971. Flora of Lesotho.
  4. Lock, J. M. 1989. Legumes of Africa: a checklist
  5. Zohary, M. & D. Heller. 1984. The genus Trifolium 213.

Check other web resources for Trifolium africanum Ser. :

  • SIBIS: South African National Biodiversity Institute's (SANBI) Integrated Biodiversity System
  • 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=40158. Accessed 16 October 2019.