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Pakistan | Family List | Papilionaceae | Medicago

Medicago orbicularis (Linn.) Bart., Cat. Piante Siena. 61. 1776. Boiss., Fl.Or.2:97.1872; Baker in Hook.f.,Fl.Brit.Ind.2:90.1876.

  • Medicago polymorpha var. orbicularis Linn.

    Annual, stem 10-45 cm, glabrous to subglabrous. Leaflets 7-18 mm long, obovate to cuneate, mostly retuse, dentate; stipules laciniate. Inflorescence a 1-5-flowered peduncled raceme, peduncle longer than the petiole. Calyx c. 3.5 mm long, teeth almost equal to the tube. Corolla about twice the calyx, yellow. Fruit discoid, with 3-7 coils, 4-5 mm broad, glabrous.

    Fl.Per.: March-April.

    Lectotype: Morison, Hist.t.151.1.1680 (Heyn l.c. 1959).

    Distribution: Pakistan [N.W.F. Province, Baluchistan (Burkill, List Fl.Pl. Baluch. 1909)]; Iran, Iraq, Palestine, Lebanon, Syria; Egypt, Turkey, Greece, Russia (Caucasus), S. Europe, Tunisia, Algeria; Morocco.


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