African Plant Database


Melilotus messanensis (L.) All.
Family : FABACEAE
Protologue : Fl. Pedem. 1: 309 (1785)
Information on the genus : Melilotus
Basionym : Trifolium messanense L.
 
 
Status
Status for NA : accepted (present)
Status for TA : accepted (present)
 
Synonym(s) Homotypic
 Trifolium messanense L. (1771)
 
Synonym(s) Heterotypic
=Trifolium siculum Turra (1765)
=*Melilotus siculus (Turra) Vitman ex B. D. Jacks. (1894)
=Melilotus siculus var. stoechadica O. E. Schulz
 
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Erect or ascending glabrous annual herb 20-60 cm tall; racemes 3-10-flowered; corolla yellow; pod concentric-striate.
Ecology : Disturbed ground?; 2200 m alt. (Ethiopia).
  Mediterranean region, Egypt, Sinai.

Bibliography for North Africa :
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  • Bonnet, E. & Barratte, J. F.G. (1896). Exploration Scientifique de la Tunisie. Catalogue Raisonne des Plantes Vasculaires de la Tunisie.   
  • Fl. Eur. 2: 150 (1968).
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  • VALDES, B., S. TALAVERA & E. FERNANDEZ-GALIANO (ed.) (1987). Flora Vascular de Andalucía Occidental, vol. 2 Ketres 2: 132 
  • Med-Checklist 4: 148 (1989).
  • FENNANE, M. & M. IBN TATTOU (1998). Catalogue des plantes vasculaires rares, menacées ou endémiques du Maroc. Bocconea 8: 126 
  • Fl. Egypt (Boulos) 1: 277 (1999).
 
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see under The Euro-Mediterranean Plant Base
see under Herbarium, North Africa MPU
 
Map
carte afrique num 67102
 
Record n°67102
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