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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: Loteae
Genus: Securigera
Species: S. atlantica – S. balansae – S. carinata – S. charadzeae – S. cretica – S. elegans – S. globosa – S. grandiflora – S. libanotica – S. orientalis – S. parviflora – S. securidaca – S. somalensis – S. varia
Source(s) of checklist:

Securigera DC. in De Candolle & Lamarck, Fl. Franc., ed. 3. 4: 609. 1805

Securidaca Mill.
Securilla Gaertn. ex Steud.
Securina Medik.

Native distribution areas:

Continental: Eurasia & Africa
Albania, Algeria, Austria, Belarus, Bulgaria, Central European Russia, Corse, Cyprus, Czechoslovakia, East Aegean Is., East European Russia, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iran, Iraq, Italy, Kriti, Krym, Lebanon-Syria, Morocco, New York, North Caucasus, Northwest European Russia, Palestine, Poland, Romania, Sicilia, Somalia, South European Russia, Spain, Switzerland, Transcaucasus, Tunisia, Turkey, Turkey-in-Europe, Turkmenistan, Ukraine, Yugoslavia
Introduced into:
Alabama, Argentina Northeast, Baltic States, Belgium, Colorado, Denmark, Dominican Republic, Egypt, Great Britain, Illinois, Irkutsk, Kentucky, Korea, Netherlands, New Mexico, New South Wales, New Zealand North, New Zealand South, North European Russia, Norway, Pakistan, Primorye, Queensland, South Australia, Sweden, Tasmania, Tennessee, Vermont, Victoria, West Siberia

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

Primary references

Lamarck, J.-B. & De Candolle, A.P. 1805. Flore Française, ou descriptions succinctes de toutes les plantes qui croissent naturellement en France. Troisième édition, Tome quatrième. Seconde partie. 401–944 pp. Paris: Agasse. Biblioteca Digital Reference page. : 3. 4: 609.

Additional references

Lassen, P. 1989. A new delimitation of the genera Coronilla, Hippocrepis and Securigera (Fabaceae). Willdenowia 19(1): 49–62. JSTOR. Reference page.


Govaerts, R. et al. 2021. Securigera in Kew Science Plants of the World online. The Board of Trustees of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. Published on the internet. Accessed: 2021 Feb 25. Reference page.
International Plant Names Index. 2021. Securigera. Published online. Accessed: Feb 25 2021. 2021. Securigera. Missouri Botanical Garden. Published on the internet. Accessed: 2021 Feb 25.
Hassler, M. 2021. Securigera. World Plants: Synonymic Checklists of the Vascular Plants of the World In: Roskovh, Y., Abucay, L., Orrell, T., Nicolson, D., Bailly, N., Kirk, P., Bourgoin, T., DeWalt, R.E., Decock, W., De Wever, A., Nieukerken, E. van, Zarucchi, J. & Penev, L., eds. 2021. Species 2000 & ITIS Catalogue of Life. Published on the internet. Accessed: 2021 Feb 25. Reference page.
USDA, ARS, Germplasm Resources Information Network. Securigera in the Germplasm Resources Information Network (GRIN), U.S. Department of Agriculture Agricultural Research Service. Accessed: 08-Apr-12.

Vernacular names
العربية: سكورجيرة
čeština: čičorečka
suomi: Kärsäpalot
lietuvių: Raženis
slovenčina: ranostaj
svenska: Rosenkronillssläktet
Tiếng Việt: Securigera

The genus Securigera contains a number of plant species commonly referred to as crownvetch. It is a segregate of the genus Coronilla. The name Securigera was first published by A. P. de Candolle in 1805 with the single species Securigera coronilla, which is now considered to be a synonym of Securigera securidaca (L.) Degen & Dörfl. (1897), based on the earlier publication of the same taxon as Coronilla securidaca L. in 1753.[1][2]

The genus Securigera contains the following species:[2]

Securigera atlantica Boiss. & Reut. (Syn.: Coronilla atlantica (Boiss. & Reut.) Boiss.)
Securigera carinata Lassen (1989)
Securigera cretica (L.) Lassen (Syn.: Coronilla cretica L.)
Securigera elegans (Pančič) Lassen (Syn.: Coronilla elegans Pančič)
Securigera globosa (Lam.) Lassen (Syn.: Coronilla globosa Lam.)
Securigera grandiflora (Boiss.) Lassen (Syn.: Coronilla grandiflora Boiss.)
Securigera libanotica (Boiss.) Lassen (Syn.: Coronilla libanotica Boiss.)
Securigera orientalis (Mill.) Lassen (Syn.: Coronilla balansae (Boiss.) Grossh., C. cappadocica Willd., C. cappadocica var. balansae Boiss., C. iberica Steven ex M. Bieb., C. orientalis Mill.)
Securigera parviflora (Desv.) Lassen (Syn.: Artrolobium parviflorum Desv., Coronilla parviflora Willd., C. rostrata Boiss. & Spruner)
Securigera securidaca (L.) Degen & Dörfl. (Syn.: Coronilla securidaca L., Securigera coronilla DC.)
Securigera somalensis (Thulin) Lassen (Syn.: Coronilla somalensis Thulin)
Securigera varia (L.) Lassen (Syn.: Coronilla varia L. )


"Securigera securidaca". Germplasm Resources Information Network (GRIN). Agricultural Research Service (ARS), United States Department of Agriculture (USDA). Retrieved 23 January 2018.
Per Lasson (1989) "A New Delimitation of the Genera Coronilla, Hippocrepis, and Securigera (Fabaceae)." Willdenowia, Bd. 19, H. 1, Sep. 1, 1989 (pp. 49-62).

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