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Details for: Medicago falcata

Source: ILDIS World Database of Legumes 2010. (copyright © ILDIS).

Name: Medicago falcata L.
Nomencl. ref.: Sp. Pl.: 779. 1753
Rank: Species
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 aurantiaca Godr. (provisional)
Medicago borealis Grossh.
Medicago glandulosa Davidov
Medicago kotovii Wissjul.
Medicago procumbens Besser
Medicago quasifalcata Sinskaya
Medicago romanica Prodan
Medicago tenderiensis Klokov
Medicago falcata L. subsp. falcata
Medicago falcata subsp. erecta Kotov
Medicago falcata subsp. glandulosa (W. D. J. Koch) Greuter & Burdet
Medicago falcata subsp. romanica (Prodan) O. Schwarz & Klink. (provisional)
Medicago falcata subsp. tenderiensis (Klokov) Vassilcz.
Medicago falcata subsp. urumovii Degen
Medicago sativa subsp. falcata (L.) Arcang.
Medicago sativa subsp. glandulosa (W. D. J. Koch) Arcang.
Medicago falcata var. romanica (Prodan) Hayek
Medicago sativa var. falcata (L.) Alef.
Misapplied names: "Medicago glutinosa" sec. Hayek.
Comments: Alien to Leningrad Province: near Gatchina, Caucasus. In "Flora Kavkaza" var. pubescens (Rouy et Foucaud)Grossh., Close to M. falcata, Conservation status "Nationally scarce but not in IUCN category" in UK., Doubtfully present in Cyprus, Algeria & Libya, Endemic to Caucasus, Endemic to Eastern European Province by A.L.Takhtajan, Europe, var. pygmaea Sumn. from W. Siberia, var. ramosissima Sumn. fromW., from Moldavia & S. Ukraine, var. suffruticosa Grossh. from Caucasus,var., from W. Transcaucasia, var. suffruticosa Grossh. from Central Caucasus & var., Highly variable taxon Vassilcz. from Tien-Shan, var. lasiagrostidetorum, Highly variable taxon., In "Flora Partis Europaeae URSS" this taxon is treated as M. falcata var., mongholica Sumn. from N.W. Mongolia, var. orientalis Sumn. from Altai, var., Mongolia, var. revoluta Sumn. from W. Siberia, var. sophiae (Bosser)Grossh., Of economic importance as a parent of M.sativa subsp.x varia, parviflora Grossh. from Pribalkhashie, var. pubescens Rouy et Foucaud from S., quasifalcata as separate species, romanica utv.)Grossh. from E. Europe & W. Siberia, var. lanata Grossh. from, sibirica (Sumn.)Grossh. from W. Siberia & var. viscosa Rchb. from Crimea and, Some authors recognize subsp. polychroa Sinskaya & subsp. praefalcata Sinskaya, Some taxonomists regarded M. borealis, M. procumbens & M., tenella Sumn. from Pribalkhashie, var. tetrabagatica Sumn. from Middle Asia., Ural, var. linifolia (Kushan)Grossh. from S.E. Europe & W. Siberia, var., Vassilcz. from E. Tien-Shan, var. lignescens Sumn. from Tien-Shan, var., viscosa Rchb. from W.Transcaucasia are recognized
Common names: alfalfa (Spanish, Castillian), alfalfa de flor amarilla (Spanish, Castillian), Alfalfa Falcado (Spanish, Castillian), Alfalfa Sueca (Spanish, Castillian), alfals bord (Catalan), almelca (Aragonese), almelca (Spanish, Castillian), almerca (Aragonese), almerca (Spanish, Castillian), almialca (Aragonese), almialca (Spanish, Castillian), amialca (Aragonese), amialca (Spanish, Castillian), amielga (Aragonese), amielga (Spanish, Castillian), Barkun (Belarusian), Blue Alfalfa (English), carretones (Spanish, Castillian), cassoa (Portuguese), cassôa (Portuguese), Erba Medica Di Flor Giallo (Italian), Geltonziede Liucerna (Lithuanian), Gullusern (Swedish), herba de el (Majorcan), Kviteli Iondzha (Georgian), Lucerna Galbena (Roumanian), Lucerna Szwedzka (Polish), Lucerne (English), Lucherne Galbene (Roumanian), Luzerna De Sequeiro (Portuguese), luzerna-de-sequeiro (Portuguese), Luzerne En Faux (French), Luzerne Sauvage (French), Lyutzerna Aerpapadobnaya (Belarusian), Lyutzerna Kleikaya (Russian), Lyutzerna Rumynskaya (Russian), Lyutzerna Serpovidnaya (Russian), Lyutzerna Stepnaya (Russian), Lyutzerna Tenderskaya (Russian), Lyutzerna Zhelezistaya (Russian), Lyutzerna Zheltaya (Russian), Medick (English), melga-dos-prados (Portuguese), mielga (Spanish, Castillian), mielga de flor amarilla (Spanish, Castillian), mielga de flor azafranada (Spanish, Castillian), mielga loca (Spanish, Castillian), Oragvari Garayoncha (Azerbaijan), Sichelklee (German), Sichel-Luzerne (German), Sickle Alfalfa (), Sickle Medick (), Sirpjveida Lucerna (Latvian), Sirplutsern (Estonian), Sirppimailanen (Finnish), userda borda (Catalan), Yellow Alfalfa (), Yellow Lucerne (English), Yellow-flowered Alfalfa (English)[Credits]
Conservation Status: Not Threatened
Maps: distribution
Occurrence: Ab(A) AE(G) Al Ar Au(A L) Be(B L) dBl Br Bu By dCo Cz Da Es Ga(F) Ge Gg(A D G) Gr Hb(E) He Ho Hs(S) Hu It Ju La Le Lt Lu Ma Mo No Po Rf(C CS E K N NW S) Rm Su Sy Tu(A E) Uk(K U) [Cr]
Use: Forage, Weed

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