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Medicago orbicularis

Medicago orbicularis , Germasogeia (Yermasoyia), Cyprus, Photo:  Augusta Stylianou Artist

Cladus: Eukaryota
Regnum: Plantae
Divisio: Magnoliophyta
Classis: Magnoliopsida
Subclassis: Rosidae
Ordo: Fabales
Familia: Fabaceae
Subfamilia: Faboideae
Tribus: Trifolieae
Genus: Medicago
Species: Medicago orbicularis

Medicago orbicularis (*)

Name

Medicago orbicularis (L.) Bartal.

References

* Cat. piante Siena 60. 1776
* USDA, ARS, National Genetic Resources Program. Germplasm Resources Information Network - (GRIN) [Online Database]. [1]

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Medicago orbicularis is a plant species of the genus Medicago. It is found throughout the Mediterranean basin. It forms a symbiotic relationship with the bacterium Sinorhizobium medicae, which is capable of nitrogen fixation. Common names include button clover, button medick, and round-fruited medick.

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