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Pakistan | Family List | Papilionaceae | Medicago

Medicago falcata Linn., Sp. Pl. 779. 1753. Boiss., Fl. Or. 2:93. 1872; Baker in Hook. f., Fl. Brit. Ind. 2:90. 1876.

Perennial herb, stem erect or procumbent, up to 80 cm long, pubescent or glabrous. Leaflets 5-20 mm long, 2-6 mm broad, obovate to linear-lanceolate, serrate above; stipules entire or toothed in the lower half. Inflorescence a peduncled raceme. Calyx 4-5 mm long, teeth as long or longer than the tube. Corolla 8-11 mm long. Fruit 8-11 mm long, c. 2.5 mm broad, nearly straight to crescentic, appressed pilose to glabrescent, 2-8-seeded.

Fl. Per.: March-August.

Type: Herb. Linn. 933/8 (LINN).

Distribution: Pakistan, India (N. Punjab), Russia, Turkey and Europe.


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