African Plant Database


Trifolium subterraneum L.
Family : FABACEAE
Protologue : Sp. Pl. 2: 767 (1753)  
Information on the genus : Trifolium
 
 
Status
Status for NA : accepted (present)
Status for SA : accepted (present)
Status for TA : accepted (present)
 
Synonym(s) Homotypic
 Trifolium subterraneum L. var. subterraneum
 Trifolium subterraneum L. subsp. subterraneum
 
Synonym(s) Heterotypic
=Trifolium oxaloides Bunge ex Nyman
=Trifolium subterraneum var. brachycladum Gibelli & Belli (1893)
=Trifolium subterraneum var. longipes H. Gay (1889)
 
Taxon infra-specific
Trifolium subterraneum L. var. subterraneum
Trifolium subterraneum L. subsp. subterraneum
Trifolium subterraneum subsp. oxaloides Bunge ex Nyman (1878)
 
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Annual procumbent herb; stems to 20(-30) cm long; sterile flowers deflexed over fertile ones in fruiting.
Ecology : Native of the Mediterranean region and extensively cultivated for fodder. Introduced in Ethiopia; S. Africa.
  Not mapped.

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see under The Euro-Mediterranean Plant Base
see under The International Plant Name Index
see under Herbarium, North Africa MPU
 
Map
carte afrique num 148183
 
Record n°148183
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