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Taxon: Galega officinalis L.

 
Genus: Galega
Family: Fabaceae (alt.Leguminosae)
Subfamily: Faboideae
Subtribe: Galeginae
Nomen number: 70971
Place of publication: Sp. pl. 2:714. 1753
Link to protologue:
Typification: View in Linnean Typification Project
Name Verified on: 13-Jan-1992 by ARS Systematic Botanists.
Accessions: 24 (14 active, 0 available) in National Plant Germplasm System (Map)

Autonyms (not in current use) and synonyms:

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

Common names:

  • galega  (Source: World Econ Pl) - English
  • goat's-rue  (Source: World Econ Pl) - English
  • goat’s-rue   - English (Canada)
  • galéga officinal   - French (Canada)
  • getruta  (Source: Kulturvaxtdatabas) - Swedish

Economic Importance:

  • Animal food: forage
  • Bee plants:
  • Environmental: ornamental
  • Medicines: folklore
  • Vertebrate poisons:
  • Weed: potential seed contaminant

Distributional Range:

    Native

    Africa
    • NORTHERN AFRICA: Algeria (n.), Morocco

    Asia-Temperate
    • WESTERN ASIA: Turkey

    Asia-Tropical
    • INDIAN SUBCONTINENT: Pakistan (n.)

    Europe
    • MIDDLE EUROPE: Austria, Czechoslovakia, Germany, Hungary, Poland
    • SOUTHEASTERN EUROPE: Albania, Bulgaria, Former Yugoslavia, Greece, Italy, Romania
    • SOUTHWESTERN EUROPE: France, Spain


    Cultivated (also cult.)

    Naturalized (natzd. elsewhere)

References:

  1. Afonin, A. N., S. L. Greene, N. I. Dzyubenko, & A. N. Frolov, eds. Interactive agricultural ecological atlas of Russia and neighboring countries. Economic plants and their diseases, pests and weeds (on-line resource). URL: http://www.agroatlas.ru/en/content/related/Galega_officinalis/ target='_blank'
  2. Aldén, B., S. Ryman, & M. Hjertson. 2012. Svensk Kulturväxtdatabas, SKUD (Swedish Cultivated and Utility Plants Database; online resource) URL: www.skud.info
  3. Burkart, A. E., ed. 1969-. Flora ilustrada de Entre Rios. Note: naturalized
  4. Cooper, M. R. & A. W. Johnson. 1998. Poisonous plants and fungi in Britain: animal and human poisoning
  5. Cronquist, A. et al. 1972-. Intermountain flora.
  6. Darbyshire, S. J. 2003. Inventory of Canadian Agricultural Weeds Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada. 147.
  7. Davis, P. H., ed. 1965-1988. Flora of Turkey and the east Aegean islands.
  8. Duke, J. A. et al. 2002. CRC Handbook of medicinal herbs
  9. Encke, F. et al. 1984. Zander: Handwörterbuch der Pflanzennamen, 13. Auflage
  10. 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=Galega+officinalis&quantity=1 target='_blank'
  11. Holm, L. et al. 1979. A geographical atlas of world weeds
  12. Huxley, A., ed. 1992. The new Royal Horticultural Society dictionary of gardening
  13. Jahandiez, E. & R. Maire. 1931-1941. Catalogue des plantes du Maroc.
  14. Liberty Hyde Bailey Hortorium. 1976. Hortus third.
  15. Lock, J. M. 1989. Legumes of Africa: a checklist
  16. Marzocca, A. 1994. Guia descriptiva de malezas del cono sur. 123.
  17. McGuffin, M., J. T. Kartesz, A. Y. Leung, & A. O. Tucker. 2000. Herbs of commerce, ed. 2 American Herbal Products Association, Silver Spring, Maryland.
  18. Mouterde, P. 1966-. Nouvelle flore du Liban et de la Syrie. Note: mentions
  19. Nasir, E. & S. I. Ali, eds. 1970-. Flora of [West] Pakistan.
  20. Personal Care Products Council. INCI
  21. Pignatti, S. 1982. Flora d'Italia.
  22. Plant Protection and Quarantine Office. United States Department of Agriculture, Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service. Federal noxious weed list (on-line resource).
  23. Quézel, P. & S. Santa. 1962-1963. Nouvelle flore de l'Algerie.
  24. Rechinger, K. H., ed. 1963-. Flora iranica.
  25. Smythies, B. E. 1984-1986. Flora of Spain and the Balearic Islands: checklist of vascular plants. Englera 3:1-882.
  26. Tutin, T. G. et al., eds. 1964-1980. Flora europaea.
  27. Yakovlev, G. P. et al. 1996. Legumes of Northern Eurasia
  28. 2018. Mid-Atlantic invasive plant species (on-line resource)

Check other web resources for Galega officinalis L. :

  • Flora Europaea: Database of European Plants (ESFEDS)
  • 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.

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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=70971. Accessed 18 September 2019.