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Pakistan | Family List | Papilionaceae | Melilotus

Melilotus alba Desr. in Lam. Encycl. Meth. 4:63. 1796; Boiss., Fl. Or. 2:109. 1872; Baker in Hook. f., Fl. Brit. Ind. 2:89. 1876.

Annual, erect, 30-150 cm tall. Leaflets narrowly oblong-obovate to sub-orbicular, serrate. Stipules entire. Inflorescence a peduncled raceme, peduncle up to 4 cm long, raceme 4-10-(15) cm long. Calyx c. 2 mm long. Corolla 3.5-5 mm long, white, wings and keel subequal, shorter than the vexillum. Fruit c. 3-5 mm long, reticulately veined, glabrous.

Fl.Per.: March-September.

Type: Described from Europe and Siberia.

Distribution: Pakistan, India, Kashmir; Tibet, Persia, Afghanistan, Central Asia, Turkey, Arabia, Europe, introduced in America and Australia.


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