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Taxon: Trifolium repens L. var. giganteum Lagr.-Foss.

Genus: Trifolium
Subgenus: Trifolium
Section: Trifoliastrum
Family: Fabaceae (alt.Leguminosae)
Subfamily: Faboideae
Tribe: Trifolieae
Nomen number: 40347
Place of publication: Fl. Tarn Garonne 95. 1847
Link to protologue:
Comment: valid publication verified from original literature
Name Verified on: 26-Mar-2007 by ARS Systematic Botanists.
Accessions: 1 (1 active, 1 available) in National Plant Germplasm System

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

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

Common names:

Distributional Range:


    • NORTHERN AFRICA: Tunisia

    • WESTERN ASIA: Israel, Lebanon, Turkey

    • MIDDLE EUROPE: Czechoslovakia

    Cultivated (also cult.)


  1. Annicchiarico, P. & E. Piano. 1997. Effect of selection under cultivation on morphological traits and yield of ladino white clover landraces.. Genet. Resources Crop Evol. 44:405.
  2. Caradus, J. R. 1994. Genetic diversity within white clover (Trifolium repens L.). Proc. Agron. Soc. New Zealand 24:1-7.
  3. Davis, P. H., ed. 1965-1988. Flora of Turkey and the east Aegean islands.
  4. Muñoz Rodríguez, A. F. 1995. Trifolium sect. Paramesus y sect. Trifoliastrum en la Península Ibérica. Stud. Bot. 14:47-102.
  5. Ponert, J. 1973. Neue taxonomische Kombinationen, Kategorien und Taxa vor allem der türkischen Arten. Feddes Repert. 83:636. Note: as Trifolium repens subsp. giganteum (Lagr.-Fossat) Ponert
  6. Pottier-Alapetite, G. 1979-1981. Flore de la Tunisie: Angiospermes-Dicotyledones.
  7. Tabor, P. 1957. Early references to giant white clover. Agron. J. 49:520-521.
  8. Vymyslický, T. et al. 2010. Chapter 24. The Czech core collection of Trifolium repens L.. Sustainable use of genetic diversity in forage and turf breeding 167-172. Note: it evaluated 161 accessions, it obtained by cluster analysis of morphological characters 39 subclusters one of which was called "type giganteum"
  9. Zohary, M. & D. Heller. 1984. The genus Trifolium 168. Note: "perhaps only a sporadically occurring form of var. repens"
  10. Zohary, M. & N. Feinbrun-Dothan. 1966-. Flora palaestina.

Check other web resources for Trifolium repens L. var. giganteum Lagr.-Foss. :

  • 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=40347. Accessed 12 August 2020.