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List of names matching "Medicago truncatula"
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accepted Medicago truncatula Gaertn.

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Medicago truncatula

Accepted name

Medicago truncatula Gaertn.1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10


Medicago tentaculata Willd.1
Medicago tribuloides Desr.1, 3, 4, 6
Medicago truncata Gaertn.
Medicago truncatula Gaertn. subsp. longiaculeata (Urb.)Ponert1
Medicago truncatula Gaertn. subsp. truncatula
Medicago truncatula Gaertn. var. truncatula
Medicago uncinata Willd.1


Tribe: Trifolieae;  Genus: Medicago

Vernacular names

Barrel Medic11; Barrelclover12; Lyutzerna Slabousechennaya (Ru10; Lyutzerna Usechennaya (Rus)7; Lyutzerna Yakortzevidnaya (Rus13; Mediterranean Medick14; Strong-spined Medick (En)15


Perennial non-climbing herb;  not threatened


Forage6; Forage16; Weed17; Weed13


separate species18; separate species13; separate species19; separate species20; separate species16

Geographical records

Africa1, 21:   Algeria(N)1, Canary Is(N)21, Egypt(N)1, Libya(N)1, Madeira(N)21, Morocco(N)1, Tunisia(N)1

Asia6, 17, 21, 22:   Armenia(N)6, 20, Azerbaijan(N)6, Gruzia(N)6, Iran(U)22, Iraq(U)21, Turkmenistan(N)6

Australasia23:   Australia(I)23

Australia:   New South Wales, Northern Territory, Queensland, South Australia, Victoria, Western Australia

Azerbaijan:   Azerbaijan*18, 24, Nakhichevan6, 18, 24

Europe1, 3, 6, 14, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30:   Balearic Is(N)1, 3, Corsica(N)1, 3, Crete(N)1, 3, 28, former Yugoslavia(N)1, 3, France(N)1, 3, Gibraltar(N)29, Greece(N)1, 3, Italy(N)1, 3, 26, Malta(N)1, 14, Portugal(N)1, 3, Sardinia(N)1, 3, Sicily(N)1, 30, Spain(N)1, 3, 27, Turkey in Europe(N)1, 25, Ukraine(N)6

Gruzia:   Gruzia*18

Middle East1, 21:   Cyprus(N)1, East Aegean Is (Greek)(N)1, Israel(N)21, Jordan(N)21, Lebanon(N)21, Syria(N)21, Turkey in Asia(N)1

Turkmenistan:   Ashkhabad6, 7, 19, 31, Krasnovodsk6, 19, 31

Ukraine:   Krym6, 10

(N = native, I = introduced, U = uncertain status)

Habitats (for Africa only)

Mediterranean bushland & thicket32; Mediterranean grasslands32

Literature citations

Description3, 7, 11, 13, 21, 27, 32, 33, 34, 35, 36;  Distribution18, 37;  Illustration5, 11, 18, 27, 32, 33, 34, 35, 38


2005 (CIS) Roskov Yu;     Coordinator: 2005-06 Roskov YR


1:Greuter, W. et al. (Eds.) (1989) Med-Checklist Vol. 4 (published)
2:Gaertner, J. (1791) Fruct. Sem. Pl. Vol. 2
3:Heywood, V.H. & Ball, P.W. (1968) Leguminosae. In: Flora Europaea Vol. 2. ed. Tutin, T.G. et al.
4:Czerepanov, S.K. (1981) Plantae Vasculares, URSS. Leningrad.
5:Small, E. & Jomphe, M. (1989) A Synopsis of the genus Medicago. Can. J. Bot 67: 3260-3294
6:Yakovlev G, Sytin A & Roskov Y (1996) Legumes of Northern Eurasia. Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.
7:Khassanov, O. Kh. (1972) Dikorastushchie lyutserny Srednei Asii. Tashkent. (Rus)
8:Khassanov, U. Kh. (1981) In: Conspectus Florae Asiae Mediae, Vol. 6. Tashkent. (Rus)
9:Tutin, T.G. (1968) In: Flora Europaea, Vol. 2. Cambridge.
10:Vassilczenko, I.T. (1987) In: Flora Partis Europaeae URSS, Vol. 6. Leningrad. (Rus)
11:Harden, G.J. (Ed.) (1991) Flora of New South Wales, Vol 2. Kensington: New South Wales
12:Terrell, E.E. (1977) Checklist of Names for 3, 000 Vas. Pl... Agric. Handbook No. 505
13:Grossheim, A.A. (1941) In: Flora URSS Vol. 11. Mosqua, Leningrad. (Rus)
14:Haslam, S.M. et al. (1977) A Flora of the Maltese Islands
15:Stace, C. (1991) New Flora of the British Isles. Cambridge Univ. Press
16:Isaev, Ya. M. (1954) In: Flora Azerbaijana, Vol. 5. Baku. (Rus)
17:Komarov, V.L. (1945) Flora of the U.S.S.R. Vol XI (Engl. Translation 1972)
18:Grossheim, A.A. (1952) Flora Kavkaza, Vol. 5. Moscow, Leningrad. (Rus)
19:Enden, O.A. (1949) In: Flora Turkmenii, Vol. 4. Ashkhabad. (Rus)
20:Gabrielyan, E. Tz. (1962) In: Flora Armenii, Vol. 4. Jerevan. (Rus)
21:Townsend, C.C. & Guest, E. (1974) Flora of Iraq. Vol. 3. Baghdad.
22:Moussavi, M. (1977) Min. of Agric. & Rural Develop. Dept. of Bot. Pub. No. 12.
23:Hnatiuk, R.J. (1990) Census Australian Vasc. Plants, Bureau Fl. & Fauna, Canberra
24:Gadzhiev, V.D. & Musaev, S.G. (1994) Information from BAK Herbarium (Baku, Azerbaijan).
25:Davis, P.H. (1970) Flora of Turkey & the East Aegean Islands; Vol. 3.
26:Pignatti, S. (1982) Flora Italica. Edagicole, Bologna.
27:Dominguez, E. (1987) Pap. in Flora Vasc. de Andalucia Occ. Ketres, Barcelona
28:Turland, N.J. et al. (1993) Flora of the Cretan area
29:Rihan, J.R. (1988) Survey of forage Medicago sp. in Med.. ILDIS, Univ. Southampton
30:Raimondo, F.M. & Schicchi, R. (1998) Il popolamento vegetale della riserva naturale dello Zingaro
31:Seifulin, A.M. (1994) Information from ASH Herbarium (Ashkhabad, Turkmenistan).
32:Quezel, P. & Santa, S. (1962) Nouvelle flore de l'Algerie et des regions desertiq. merid. 1
33:Jafri, S.M.N. (1980) Fabaceae. In: Flora of Libya, Pt. 86. Jaffri & El Gadi
34:Negre, R. (1961) Petite flore des regions arides du Maroc occidentale. 1. CNRS.
35:Jessop, J. & Toelken, H.R. (Eds.) (1986) Flora of South Australia, Part 2.
36:Heyn, C.C. (1963) Scripta Hierosolymitana (Publ. Hebrew Univ. Jersul.) 12. Ann....
37:Latschaschvili, I. Ya. (1967) Lyutserny Kavkaza [Medics of Caucasus]. Tbilisi. (Georg)
38:Lachashvili, I. Ya. (1981) In: Flora Georgiae. 2nd ed. Vol. 7. Tbilisi. (Georg)

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TROPICOS nomenclatural database at Missouri Botanical Garden (W3TROPICOS)

Flora Europaea database at RBG Edinburgh

APNI (Australian Plant Name Index): nomenclatural database in Canberra

Herbarium records

RNG (Morocco): The University of Reading Herbarium, Moroccan collections


database of root-nodule bacteria at RIKEN, Japan

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