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Medicago laciniata var. laciniata

Spreading annual, stem glabrous. Petiole 1.2-2.5 cm long, leaflets 6-12 mm long, 2-5 mm broad, obovate-cuneate or cuneate-oblong, truncate or retuse, usually pubescent on lower side only, dentate; stipules laciniate. Inflorescence a 1-2-flowered peduncled raceme, peduncle longer than the petiole. Pedicel c. 2 mm long. Calyx 3-4 mm long, teeth as long as the tube. Corolla 4-5 mm long, yellow. Fruit spherical or ovoid with 5-7 coils, 8-10-seeded; hooked spines in 2 rows on the thickened suture.

Type: plate 34 in Breyne, Exoticarum aliarumque minus cognitarum plantarum, 1678 (Heyn l.c.).

Distribution: Pakistan, Orient, Morocco, Algeria, Tunisia, Kenya, Somali Republic, Socotra, Southern Europe.


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