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Pakistan | Family List | Papilionaceae | Melilotus

Melilotus indica (Linn.) All., Fl. Pedem. 1:308. 1785. Cooke, Fl. Bomb. Pres. (reprint ed.) 1:325. 1958.

Vern.: Ran-methi.

  • Melilotus parviflorus Desf.
  • Trifolium indica Linn.

    Erect annual herb, 15-60 cm tall, stem pubescent. Petiole 1.5-3.8 cm long, leaflets 1.2-2.5 cm long, 7-10 mm broad, oblong or lanceolate, dentate, obtuse, retuse or truncate, glabrous to subglabrous. Inflorescence a 10-16-flowered raceme, peduncle up to 3 cm long. Bracts c. 0.5 mm long, pedicel c. 1 mm long, reflexed after flowering. Calyx c. 1.5 mm long. Corolla 2-3 mm long, yellow. Fruit 1.5-4 mm long, with prominent veins, 1-seeded.

    Fl.Per.: March-August.

    Type: Described from India, Herb. Linn. 930/2 (LINN).

    Distribution: Pakistan, India, Orient, Europe, introduced in warm temperate regions.

    Common weed of cultivation.


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