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This species is accepted, and its native range is Medit.
Melilotus italicus

[ILDIS]

International Legume Database and Information Service

Conservation
Not Threatened
Ecology
Africa: Mediterranean/Sahara regional transition zone: anthropic landscapes., Mediterranean anthropic landscapes.
Morphology General Habit
Annual, Not climbing, Herb
Vernacular
Italian Melilot

[ILDIS]
Use
Weed

Native to:

Albania, Algeria, Baleares, Corse, East Aegean Is., France, Greece, Italy, Lebanon-Syria, Libya, Morocco, Palestine, Sardegna, Sicilia, Spain, Turkey, Yugoslavia

Introduced into:

Portugal

Melilotus italicus (L.) Lam. appears in other Kew resources:

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
Alston, A.H.G. [1275], Albania K000477708
Krieger, L. [s.n.], Croatia K000477705
Polunin, O. [5364], Lebanon K000477702
Titchen, T. [210], Italy K000477706
Lowne, B.T. [s.n.], Syria K000477703
s.coll. [2104], Lebanon K000477704
Townsend, C.C. [129], Turkey K000477700
Batler, T. [s.n.], France K000477709
Davis, P. [44614], Turkey K000477701
Heurck, H. van [s.n.], Italy K000477707

First published in Fl. Franç. 2: 594 (1779)

Accepted by

  • Authier, P. & Covillot, J. (2011). Catalogue actualisé des plantes de l'île de Rhodes (Grèce) Saussurea; Travaux de la Société Botanique de Genève 41: 131-170.
  • Dobignard, A. & Chatelain, C. (2012). Index synonymique de la flore d'Afrique du nord 4: 1-431. Éditions des conservatoire et jardin botaniques, Genève.
  • Greuter, W., Burdet, H.M. & Long, G. (eds.) (1989). Med-checklist 4: 1-458. Conservatoire et Jardin Botaniques de la Ville de Genève.
  • Lock, J.M. (1989). Legumes of Africa a check-list: 1-619. Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.
  • Musselman, L.J. (2011). Checklist of Plants of Lebanon and Syria http://ww2.odu.edu/~lmusselm/plant/lebsyria/Checklist%20of%20Lebanon%20Plants.pdf.
  • Tutin, T.G. & al. (eds.) (1968). Flora Europaea 2: 1-469. Cambridge University Press.
  • Zervous, S., Raus, T. & Yannitsaros, A. (2009). Additons to the flora of the island of Kalimnos (SE Aegean, Greece) Willdenowia 39: 165-177.

Literature

Kew Backbone Distributions

  • Dobignard, A. & Chatelain, C. (2012). Index synonymique de la flore d'Afrique du nord 4: 1-431. Éditions des conservatoire et jardin botaniques, Genève.
  • Greuter, W., Burdet, H.M. & Long, G. (eds.) (1989). Med-checklist 4: 1-458. Conservatoire et Jardin Botaniques de la Ville de Genève.
  • Tutin, T.G. & al. (eds.) (1968). Flora Europaea 2: 1-469. Cambridge University Press.
  • Zervous, S., Raus, T. & Yannitsaros, A. (2009). Additons to the flora of the island of Kalimnos (SE Aegean, Greece) Willdenowia 39: 165-177.

International Legume Database and Information Service

  • Haslam, S. M. et al. (1977). A Flora of the Maltese Islands
  • Jafri, S. M. N. (1980). Fabaceae. In: Flora of Libya, Pt. 86. Jaffri & El Gadi
  • Quezel, P. & Santa, S. (1962). Nouvelle flore de l'Algerie et des regions desertiq. merid. 1

Herbarium Catalogue Specimens

International Legume Database and Information Service
International Legume Database and Information Service (ILDIS) V10.39 Nov 2011
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Kew Backbone Distributions
The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families 2021. Published on the Internet at http://www.ipni.org and http://apps.kew.org/wcsp/
© Copyright 2017 World Checklist of Selected Plant Families. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0

Kew Names and Taxonomic Backbone
The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families 2021. Published on the Internet at http://www.ipni.org and http://apps.kew.org/wcsp/
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Kew Science Photographs
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