Taxon: Trifolium semipilosum Fresen.

 
Genus: Trifolium
  Subgenus: Trifolium
    Section: Vesicastrum
Family: Fabaceae (alt.Leguminosae)
  Subfamily: Papilionoideae
      Tribe: Trifolieae
Nomen number: 40364
Place of publication: Flora 22:52. 1839
Name Verified on: 26-Mar-2007 by ARS Systematic Botanists. Last Changed: 10-Oct-2017
Species priority site is: Western Regional PI Station (W6)
Accessions: 82 in National Plant Germplasm System (GoogleMap)

Common names:

  • Kenya clover  (Source: World Econ Pl) - English
  • Kenya white clover  (Source: Clovers) - English

Economic Importance:

  • Animal food: forage (fide Boonman 1993)

Distributional Range:

    Native:

  • Africa

    • East Tropical Africa: Kenya; Tanzania; Uganda
    • Northeast Tropical Africa: Eritrea; Ethiopia
  • Asia-Temperate

    • Arabian Peninsula: Yemen

References:

  • Boonman, J. G. 1993. East Africa's grasses and fodders: their ecology and husbandry 192.
  • Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) 2010. Ecocrop (on-line resource). (Ecocrop)
  • Gillett, J. M. & N. L. Taylor (M. Collins ed.) The world of clovers. 2001 (Clovers) 366.
  • Hedberg, I. & S. Edwards Flora of Ethiopia. 1989- (and Eritrea. 2000) (F Ethiop)
  • Porcher, M. H. et al. Searchable World Wide Web Multilingual Multiscript Plant Name Database (MMPND) (on-line resource). (Pl Names)
  • 't Mannetje, L. & R. M. Jones, eds. 1992. Forages (Pl Res SEAs) 4:226.
  • Thulin, M. Leguminosae of Ethiopia. Opera Bot. 68:1-223. 1983 (Leg Ethiop)
  • Turrill, W. B. et al., eds. Flora of tropical East Africa. 1952- (F TE Afr)
  • Wood, J. R. I. A handbook of the Yemen flora. 1997 (F Yemen)
  • Zohary, M. & D. Heller 1984. The genus Trifolium. 1984 (Trifolium) 176.

Check other web resources for Trifolium semipilosum 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.

Images:

  • Seed: U.S. National Seed Herbarium image