Taxon: Trigonella foenum-graecum L.

 
Genus: Trigonella
Family: Fabaceae (alt.Leguminosae)
  Subfamily: Papilionoideae
      Tribe: Trifolieae
Nomen number: 40421
Place of publication: Sp. pl. 2:777. 1753
Name Verified on: 02-Sep-1987 by ARS Systematic Botanists. Last Changed: 19-Apr-2000
Species priority site is: Western Regional PI Station (W6)
Accessions: 268 in National Plant Germplasm System (GoogleMap)

Common names:

Economic Importance:

  • Food additives: flavoring (spice fide Ency CNatIn)
  • Human food: pulse (fide CultTropS)
  • Human food: vegetable (fide CultTropS)
  • Animal food: fodder (fide Food Feed Crops US)
  • Materials: essential oils (used in perfumery fide Ency CNatIn)
  • Medicines: folklore (fide Ency CNatIn; CRC MedHerbs ed2; Herbs Commerce ed2)

Distributional Range:

    Native:

  • Asia-Temperate

    • Caucasus: Armenia; Azerbaijan; Russian Federation - Dagestan
    • Middle Asia: Turkmenistan; Uzbekistan
  • Europe

    • Eastern Europe: Estonia; Lithuania; Moldova; Ukraine

  • Naturalized:

    . natzd. elsewhere

    Cultivated:

    . also cult.

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