Medicago arborea

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Medicago arborea


Taxonavigation: Fabales 
Classification System: APG IV

Superregnum: Eukaryota
Regnum: Plantae
Cladus: Angiosperms
Cladus: Eudicots
Cladus: Core eudicots
Cladus: Rosids
Cladus: Eurosids I
Ordo: Fabales

Familia: Fabaceae
Subfamilia: Faboideae
Tribus: Trifolieae
Genus: Medicago
Species: Medicago arborea
Subspecies: M. a. subsp. arborea – M. a. subsp. citrina – M. a. subsp. strasseri


Medicago arborea L., 1753


  • Medica arborea (L.) Mill.
  • Rhodusia arborea (L.) Vassilcz.
  • Trigonella arborea (L.) Vassilcz.


Native distribution areas:
  • Continental: Europe
    • Regional: Southeastern Europe
      • Albania., Greece, Italy, Kriti, Sicilia
    • Regional: Southwestern Europe
      • Baleares, Sardegna, Spain
  • Continental: Asia-Temperate
    • Regional: Central Asia
      • East Aegean Is, Turkey
  • Introduced into:
    • Algeria, Canary Is., Chile Central, China North-Central, China Southeast, Cyprus, France, Morocco, New Zealand North, New Zealand South, Palestine, Portugal, Queensland, Tasmania, Tunisia, Uruguay

References: Brummitt, R.K. 2001. TDWG – World Geographical Scheme for Recording Plant Distributions, 2nd Edition


Primary references[edit]

Additional references[edit]

  • Hand, R. (ed.) (2015). Supplementary notes to the flora of Cyprus VIII Willdenowia 45: 245-259.
  • Lepschi, B. & Monro, A. (Project Coordinators) (2014). Australian Plant Census (APC) Council of Heads of Australian Herbaria.
  • Dimopoulos, P., Raus, T., Bergmeier, E., Constantinidis, T., Iatrou, G., Kokkini, S., Strid, A., & Tzanoudakis, D. (2013). Vascular plants of Greece. An annotated checklist: 1-372. Botanic gardens and botanical museum Berlin-Dahlem, Berlin and Hellenic botanical society, Athens.


Vernacular names[edit]

English: Shrub Medick, Tree Medick
italiano: Erba medica arborea
sardu: Trevullu furisteri
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