African Plant Database

Melilotus suaveolens Ledeb.
Information on the genus : Melilotus
Status for TA : accepted (naturalised-introduced)
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Erect annual herb 1-1,6 m tall; rhachis of larger leaves prolonged; racemes at least 30-flowered; corolla yellow; pod with irregular network of veins; very fragant plant.
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Ecology : Grassland, on disturbed ground, also xeed in cultivations; 1500-2400 m alt. (Ethiopia). - Alkaline alluvium near lakes and watercourses, rainfall 700-800 mm p.a.; 1500-1700 m (first record in Tanzania from 1956 as a single plant, now common , etc...
  N Asia, India.
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carte afrique num 67103
Record n°67103
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