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Pakistan | Family List | Papilionaceae | Trifolium

Trifolium fragiferum Linn., Sp.Pl. 772. 1753. Baker in Hook.f., Fl. Brit.Ind.2 :86.1876.

Perennial, stem procumbent, often rooting at nodes. Leaflets 5-30 mm long, ovate, elliptical to obcordate. Stipules lanceolate, membranous. Inflorescence a compact head, 10-14 mm broad, hemispherical in flower, globose, ellipsoid, with an involucre, peduncle up to 20 cm, exceeding the leaf. Bract 3-4 mm. Calyx inflated in fruit, pubescent. Corolla white to pinkish. Vexillum 6-7 mm long. Fruit included in calyx, 1-2-seeded.

Fl.Per.: July-September.

Types: Herb. Linn.930/54 (LINN); Herb.Cliff.(BM).

Distribution: Pakistan; Kashmir; Afghanistan; Iran; Syria; Iraq; Turkey; Ethiopia; N. Africa; Arabia; Egypt; Caucasus; Europe.

Sometimes cultivated as fodder; a variable species.


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