3690.000 Trifolium L. - Clovers

Martins, E.S. et al. (2003) Papilionoideae Flora Zambesiaca 3(7)

Description of the genus

Annual or perennial herbs. Leaves 3-foliolate. Flowers ± sessile in usually dense heads. Calyx teeth 5. Petals becoming dry and persistent after flowering. Pod small, ± enclosed in the calyx.

Worldwide: 238 species in termperate and subtropical regions excluding Australia

Zimbabwe: 5 taxa.

Insects associated with this genus:
Actizera stellata (Red-clover Blue) Larval foodplant
Trifolium repens

Links to taxa:     View: living plant images - herbarium specimen images - all images for this genus

SpeciesFZ divisionsContent
campestre Schreb.N,C
dubium Sibth.EDescription, Image
repens L.W,C,EDescription, Image
rueppellianum Fresen. var. rueppellianum E
usambarense Taub.C

Other sources of information about Trifolium:

Our websites:

Flora of Caprivi: cultivated Trifolium
Flora of Malawi: Trifolium
Flora of Mozambique: Trifolium
Flora of Mozambique: cultivated Trifolium
Flora of Zambia: Trifolium
Flora of Zimbabwe: cultivated Trifolium

External websites:

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

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: Genus page: Trifolium.
https://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=719, retrieved 30 May 2024

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