3687.000 Trigonella L.

Description of the genus

Herbs, mostly annual, often strongly aromatic. Leaves pinnately 3-foliolate; leaflets often denticulate; stipules basally adnate to the petiole. Flowers in axillary racemes, heads or umbels, or solitary or in pairs; bracts minute; bracteoles absent. Calyx campanulate, more rarely tubular; teeth subequal; petals free from the stamens, mostly yellow, deciduous; standard obovate, with basal vein 3-branched near the base. Ovary sessile, few–many-ovuled. Fruit pod, usually linear or oblong, straight or ± curved, subterete or compressed, often beaked, never coiled or spiny, dehiscent along the ventral suture or indehiscent, usually many-seeded. Seeds mostly verruculose, sometimes smooth.

Worldwide: About 80 species, mainly in the Mediterranean region.

Zimbabwe: 2 cultivated taxa.

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anguina Del.
foenum-graecum L.

Other sources of information about Trigonella:

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Flora of Mozambique: cultivated Trigonella
Flora of Zambia: Trigonella

External websites:

African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Trigonella
BHL (Biodiversity Heritage Library): Trigonella
EOL (Encyclopedia of Life): Trigonella
GBIF (Global Biodiversity Information Facility): Trigonella
Google: Web - Images - Scholar
iNaturalist: Trigonella
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Trigonella
JSTOR Plant Science: Trigonella
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Trigonella
Plants of the World Online: Trigonella
Tropicos: Trigonella
Wikipedia: Trigonella

Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2002-24

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2024). Flora of Zimbabwe: Cultivated plants: genus page: Trigonella.
https://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/cult/genus.php?genus_id=1863, retrieved 30 May 2024

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