Medicago polymorpha L.
var. polymorpha

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Notes: [D72 also records the species from division N, variety not known]
Derivation of specific name: polymorpha: of many forms
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Zimbabwe distribution: W
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Chapano, C. & Mugarisanwa, N.H. (2003). Plants of the Matobo District National Herbarium and Botanic Garden, Zimbabwe Page 25. As Medicago polymorpha

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

Mapaura, A. & Timberlake, J. (eds) (2004). A checklist of Zimbabwean vascular plants Southern African Botanical Diversity Network Report No. 33 Sabonet, Pretoria and Harare Page 50.

Martins, E.S. et al. (2003). Papilionoideae Flora Zambesiaca 3(7) Pages 43 - 44. (Includes a picture).

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Flora of Mozambique: cultivated Medicago polymorpha var. polymorpha
Flora of Zimbabwe: cultivated Medicago polymorpha var. polymorpha

External websites:

African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Medicago polymorpha
African Plant Database: Medicago polymorpha
BHL (Biodiversity Heritage Library): Medicago polymorpha
EOL (Encyclopedia of Life): Medicago polymorpha
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iNaturalist: Medicago polymorpha
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Medicago polymorpha
JSTOR Plant Science: Medicago polymorpha
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Medicago polymorpha
Plants of the World Online: Medicago polymorpha
Tropicos: Medicago polymorpha
Wikipedia: Medicago polymorpha

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: Species information: Medicago polymorpha var. polymorpha., retrieved 24 May 2024

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