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Taxon: Trifolium rueppellianum Fresen.

 
Genus: Trifolium
Subgenus: Trifolium
Section: Vesicastrum
Family: Fabaceae (alt.Leguminosae)
Subfamily: Faboideae
Tribe: Trifolieae
Nomen number: 40354
Place of publication: Flora 22:51. 1839
Link to protologue:
Name Verified on: 26-Mar-2007 by ARS Systematic Botanists.
Accessions: 86 (68 active, 34 available) in National Plant Germplasm System (Map)

Autonyms (not in current use) and synonyms:

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

Economic Importance:

  • Animal food: forage;

Distributional Range:

    Native

    Africa
    • NORTHEAST TROPICAL AFRICA: Ethiopia, Sudan
    • EAST TROPICAL AFRICA: Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda
    • WEST-CENTRAL TROPICAL AFRICA: Cameroon, Democratic Republic of the Congo (e.), Equatorial Guinea, [Bioko] Rwanda


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+rueppellianum&quantity=1 target='_blank'
  2. Gillett, J. M. & N. L. Taylor (M. Collins ed.). 2001. The world of clovers 352.
  3. Lock, J. M. 1989. Legumes of Africa: a checklist
  4. Taylor, N. 1996. pers. comm. Note: re. common names
  5. Thulin, M. 1983. Leguminosae of Ethiopia. Opera Bot. 68:1-223.
  6. Troupin, G. 1978-. Flore du Rwanda.
  7. Turrill, W. B. et al., eds. 1952-. Flora of tropical East Africa.
  8. Zohary, M. & D. Heller. 1984. The genus Trifolium 231.

Check other web resources for Trifolium rueppellianum Fresen. :

  • 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=40354. Accessed 18 August 2019.