Higher Classification: > Kingdom Plantae > Division Tracheophyta > Subdivision Spermatophytina > Class Magnoliopsida > Superorder Rosanae > Order Fabales > Family Fabaceae > Tribe Trifolieae > Genus Melilotus

Melilotus messanensis (L.) All.

Rank: Species
Taxon Status: accepted

Relationships towards this taxon

Genus group names

MelilotusMill.accepted genus name

Species group names

Trifolium messanense L. basionym
Trifolium messanense L. homotypic synonym
Melilotus sicula (Turra) B. D. Jacks. orthographic variant
Melilotus siculus (Vitman) B. D. Jacks. synonym

Vernaculars (+) (-)

 Catalan: melilot sicilià sources: Anthos (2010). Information System of the plants of Spain. Real Jardín Botánico, CSIC - Fundación Biodiversidad. (for names from the Iberian Peninsula and the Balearic Islands).
 English: Sicilian Melilot; Small Sweetclover; Southern Melilot sources: Townsend, C. C. & Guest, E. - Flora Of Iraq. Vol. 3. Baghdad. 1974.;Haslam, S. M. Et al. - A Flora Of The Maltese Islands 1977.
 Portuguese: anafe-dos-salgados


nomenclatural reference

All., Fl. Pedem. 1. 1785.




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