Medicago monantha (C.A.Mey.) Trautv. (Syn: Trigonella brahuica Boiss.; Trigonella incisa Benth.; Trigonella incisa var. geminiflora (Bunge) Boiss.; Trigonella monantha C.A.Mey.; Trigonella monantha subsp. incisa (Benth.) Ali; Trigonella monantha subsp. noeana (Boiss.) Huber-Mor.; Trigonella monantha subsp. noeana (Boiss.) Huber-Morath; Trigonella noeana Boiss.; Trigonella polycerata auct. non L.);
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E. Medit. to Mongolia and Himalaya: Afghanistan, East Himalaya, Iran, Iraq, Kazakhstan, Kirgizstan, Lebanon-Syria, Mongolia, Pakistan, Palestine, Saudi Arabia, Tadzhikistan, Transcaucasus, Turkey, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan, West Himalaya, Xinjiang as per POWO;
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Small annual herb, prostrate to ascending, stem slender; leaves pinnately trifoliate, leaflets 5-10 mm long, 3-7 mm broad, obovate-oblong, cuneate at base, dentate or pinnatifid mainly in upper part; inflorescence sessile, 1-3-flowered, in umbellate cluster, in leaf axils; calyx campanulate, 5-6 mm long; corolla yellow, 5-7 mm long; pod 3-7 cm long, slightly flattened and curved,  reticulately veined, many-seeded.
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is it Medicago sp??can anyone tell me plz : 10 posts by 5 authors. Attachments (3)
its my thesis plant. need its identification plzz… atleast at genus level… from Lahore Pakistan

I think it can be Medicago, but may have other probability which I do not know.


Please check probability of M. polymorpha L.


Can you send the photographs of the fresh plant with close ups of leaves (dorsal and ventral) and other parts depicting the characters including the flowers to help ID the plant by the flora members.


thank u, i will check.. no i have no more photographs of this plant 🙁


Medicago monantha
http://www.flowersofindia.net/catalog/slides/Medick.html
efi thread


Please note petiole length


If you search Medicago truncatula you will find similar long petioled image. But the species have different leaflets and distribution. One point is young plants of any family often have different leaf character than the mature one. It is important to check stipules and number of lateral nerves, if you have the herbarium, to determine species.



Medicago monantha (C. A. Mey.) Trautv., Bull. Sci. Acad. Imp. Sci. Saint-Pétersbourg 8:272. 1841Syn: Trigonella monantha C. A. Mey.; Trigonella incisa Benth.; Trigobella polycerata auct (non L.); Baker in Hook.f.,Fl.Brit. Ind. 2:87. 1876.

The plant previously included under the genus Trigonella has been transferred to genus Medicago.
Small annual herb, prostrate to ascending, stem slender; leaves pinnately trifoliate, leaflets 5-10 mm long, 3-7 mm broad, obovate-oblong, cuneate at base, dentate or pinnatifid mainly in upper part; inflorescence sessile, 1-3-flowered, in umbellate cluster, in leaf axils; calyx campanulate, 5-6 mm long; corolla yellow, 5-7 mm long; pod 3-7 cm long, slightly flattened and curved,  reticulately veined, many-seeded.
Plant was photographed from banks of Tikkar tal lake near Morni, Haryana


serrated leaves but the “teeth” are deep. different from what … also has submitted. please check his case and tell us


Medicago monantha (C. A. Mey.) Trautv., Bull. Sci. Acad. Imp. Sci. Saint-Pétersbourg 8:272. 1841Syn: Trigonella monantha C. A. Mey.; Trigonella incisa Benth.; Trigobella polycerata auct (non L.); Baker in Hook.f., Fl. Brit. Ind. 2:87. 1876.
The plant previously included under the genus Trigonella has been transferred to genus Medicago.
Small annual herb, prostrate to ascending, stem slender; leaves pinnately trifoliate, leaflets 5-10 mm long, 3-7 mm broad, obovate-oblong, cuneate at base, dentate or pinnatifid mainly in upper part; inflorescence sessile, 1-3-flowered, in umbellate cluster, in leaf axils; calyx campanulate, 5-6 mm long; corolla yellow, 5-7 mm long; pod 3-7 cm long, slightly flattened and curved,  reticulately veined, many-seeded.
Plant was photographed from banks of Tikkar tal lake near Morni, Haryana

It is Tikkar tal lake.


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Fabaceae (Faboideae) Fortnight :: Medicago monantha for validation:: Morni :: NS OCT 88/88 : 5 posts by 4 authors. Attachments (4)
Based on … post on FOI from the same locality, I think this herb from Morni Hills in Haryana can be Medicago monantha..
Please suggest !!


medicago with serrated leaves. just saw it in … post


I also think this herb from Morni Hills in Haryana can be Medicago monantha..


For me  … ID is correct.



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(240309SCS1-2) Help ID please, Haryana : 2 posts by 2 authors. Attachments (2)
Growing on the roadside in Sonepat, Haryana, Mar 09.
Two images of the same ground hugging plant.
ID help will be much appreciated.

this plant is Trigonella monantha ssp. incisa



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This is a herb from Panipat..
Please suggest id..


Medicago species so far in efi


Please check if Medicago orthoceras (Kar. & Kir.) Trautv. can be found in India or that region.


To me also it appears close as per illustration at plantgenera

As per book link (2011), collections from India assigned to M. orthoceras (which see) appear to be M. polyceratia, but I have not identified them as latter species, as additional study is necessary. Pl. see high resolution herbarium specimen at
nhm (low resolution)

Doubtful ID. Could be any other species as well.


Please check for Trigonella species. T. monanthaT. incisa etc. Flora of Pakistan will be helpful.


In continuation of my previous mail, I wish to state that the flowers have a resemblance to Trigonella. Could it be any wild species of Trigonella ?


The three suggested species are closely related and were in fact placed under the same species Trigonella polycerata L. in FBI, which is now considered a different species and Indian wrongly applied to Indian plants. More so all three, formerly under Trigonella are now placed under Medicago, M. incisa merged with M. monantha. M. monantha differs in longer fruit (4-10 cm long) as against less than 3 cm in M. orthoceras (2-3 cm). On that count M. monantha looks better ID.


 

 


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References:
POWO

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