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Linnaean Name: Medicago sativa Linnaeus, typ. cons.
Reference: Species Plantarum 2 : 778 (1753)
Provenance: "Habitat in Hispaniae, Galliae apricis."
Generitype of: Medicago Linnaeus, nom. cons.
Type: Lectotype : "Medica falcata sativa siliqua cornuta magis tortili flore violaceo" in Morison, Pl. Hist. Univ., 2: 158, s. 2, t. 16, f. 2, 1680
Designated by: Heyn in Bull. Res. Council Israel, Sect. D, Bot. 7 : 162 (1959)
Current Name: Medicago sativa L. ssp. sativa
Current Family: Fabaceae: Faboideae
Record last updated: 12/10/2004