Medicago monspeliaca

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Medicago monspeliaca

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Status

Indigenous (IN)

Endemism

not endemic

Systematics

Results of morphological and molecular studies have shown that the species does not belong to Trigonella but must be transferred to Medicago (see Small & Jomphe 1989, Steele & al. 2010).

Small E. & Jomphe M. 1989: A synopsis of the genus Medicago (Leguminosae). - Canad. J. Bot. 67: 3260-3294.
Steele K. P., Ickert-Bond S. M., Zarre S. & Wojciechowski M. F. 2010: Phylogeny and character evolution in Medicago (Leguminosae): evidence from analyses of plastid trnK/matK and nuclear GA3ox1 sequences. - Amer. J. Bot. 97: 1142-1155.

Chromosome numbers

2n = 16A
A. Slavík, B., Jarolímová, V. & Chrtek, J. 1993: Chromosome counts of some plants from Cyprus. – Candollea 48: 221-230

Distribution

Map
Cyprus:Division 1 indigenousB,CDivision 2 indigenousC,DDivision 3 indigenousC,E,FDivision 4 indigenousC,DDivision 5 indigenousC,D,GDivision 6 indigenousDDivision 7 indigenousC,H
B. Chrtek, J. & Slavík, B. 1981: Contribution to the flora of Cyprus. – Preslia 53: 45-65, C. Meikle, R.D. 1977: Flora of Cyprus 1. – Kew: The Bentham-Moxon Trust, D. Hadjikyriakou, G. 2009: Symvoli sti meleti tis chloridas tis Kyprou 13. – Dasoponos 39: 7-10, E. Alziar, G. 2000: Compte rendu du 4ème Iter Mediterraneum. – Bocconea 11: 5-83, F. Slavík, B., Jarolímová, V. & Chrtek, J. 1993: Chromosome counts of some plants from Cyprus. – Candollea 48: 221-230, G. Coulot, P. 2000: Approche de la flore de l'ile de Chypre. – Monde Pl. 470: 16-20, H. E. Small 2011: Alfalfa and relatives. Evolution and classification of Medicago. – Ottawa

Altitudinal range

0 - 1150 mI
I. Meikle, R.D. 1977: Flora of Cyprus 1. – Kew: The Bentham-Moxon Trust

Life-form

Therophyte

Flowering Period

Mar–Jun