Details for: Medicago arborea
Source: ILDIS World Database of Legumes 2010. (copyright © ILDIS).

Name: Medicago arborea L.
Nomencl. ref.: Sp. Pl.: 778. 1753
Rank: Species
Status: ACCEPTED
Taxonomy (this taxon is included in): Regnum - Plantae
     Divisio - Tracheophyta
          Subdivisio - Spermatophytina
               Class - Magnoliopsida
                    Superordo - Rosanae
                         Ordo - Fabales Bromhead
                              Familia - Fabaceae Lindl.
                                   Tribus - Trifolieae
                                        Genus - Medicago L.
                                            
Synonyms: Medicago arborescens C. Presl
Medicago citrina (Font Quer) Greuter
Rhodusia arborea (L.) Vassilcz.
Trigonella arborea (L.) Vassilcz.
Medicago arborea subsp. citrina (Font Quer) O. Bolòs & Vigo
Medicago arborea var. citrina Font Quer
 
Comments: Used as a fodder plant since the time of the ancient Greeks and Romans.
Common names: alfalfa arbórea (Spanish, Castillian), alfals arbori (Catalan), alfals arborí (Catalan), alfals-arbre (Majorcan), anfaus-abre (Majorcan), anfaus-arbre (Catalan), aufaus abre (Majorcan), botón de cerdas (Spanish, Castillian), citiso nuevo de España (Spanish, Castillian), luzerna arbórea (Portuguese), luzerna-arbórea (Portuguese), mielga real (Spanish, Castillian), setiso (Spanish, Castillian), Shrub Medick (English), trébol retamal (Spanish, Castillian), Tree Medick (English)[Credits]
Conservation Status: Not Threatened
Maps: distribution
Occurrence: AE(G) Al Bl dCa Cr Ga(M) Gr Hs(S) dIJ It dSa Tu(A) [Ga(F) Lu Si(M S)]
Use: Environmental