Melilotus albus Medik.

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Melilotus albus

Photo: Mark Hyde
Doe Lea Nature Reserve

Melilotus albus

Photo: Mark Hyde
Doe Lea Nature Reserve

Melilotus albus

Photo: Mark Hyde
Doe Lea Nature Reserve

Melilotus albus

Photo: Mark Hyde
Doe Lea Nature Reserve

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Synonyms:
Common names: White melilot (English)
Frequency:
Status: Introduced
Description:
Erect annual or biennial, to 1.5 m. Stipules entire. Leaves oblong-obovate, serrate. Corolla white; wings and keel ± equal, shorter than standard. Legume 3-5 mm, flattened, glabrous, greyish-brown when ripe.
Notes:
Derivation of specific name: albus: white
Habitat: In wet grassland
Altitude range: (metres)
Flowering time:
Worldwide distribution: Europe and N Africa, Asia eastwards to Tibet; widely naturalised elsewhere, e.g. Africa, America and Australia
Zimbabwe distribution: N,W,C,E
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Images last updated: Saturday 26 July 2008
Literature:

Drummond, R.B. (1972). A list of Rhodesian Legumes. Kirkia 8(2) Page 224. as Melilotus alba


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African Plant Database: Melilotus albus
Biodiversity Explorer (Biodiversity of southern Africa): Melilotus albus
EOL (Encyclopedia of Life): Melilotus albus
ePIC (electronic Plant Information Center): Melilotus albus
Flora Zambesiaca web site: Melilotus albus
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GRIN (Germplasm Resources Information Network) taxonomy for plants report for Melilotus albus
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Melilotus albus
Ispot Southern Africa : Melilotus albus
JSTOR Plant Science: Melilotus albus
Kew Herbarium catalogue: Melilotus albus
Tropicos: Melilotus albus
West African Plants database: Melilotus albus


Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2002-16

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2016). Flora of Zimbabwe: Species information: Melilotus albus.
http://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=128460, retrieved 24 May 2016

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