Medicago × caucasica Vassilcz.

First published in Bot. Mater. Gerb. Bot. Inst. Komarova Akad. Nauk S.S.S.R. 13: 141 (1950)
This name is a synonym of Medicago × varia

POWO follows these authorities in synonymising this name:

  • Small, E. (2011). Alfalfa and relatives. Evolution and classification of Medicago: 1-727. NRC Research Press, Ottawa. [Cited as Medicago sativa subsp. × varia.]

This name was accepted following an alternative taxonomy by these authorities:

  • Rechinger, K.H. & al. (1984). Papilionaceae II. Flora Iranica 157: 1-499. Naturhistorisches Museums Wien. [Cited as Medicago caucasica.]
  • Yakovlev, G.P., Sytin, A.K. & Roskov, Y.R. (1996). Legumes of Northern Eurasia. A checklist: 1-724. Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. [Cited as Medicago caucasica.]

International Legume Database and Information Service

  • Grossheim, A. A. (1952). Flora Kavkaza, Vol. 5. Moscow, Leningrad. (Rus)
  • Roskov, Yu. R. (1992). Information from LE Herbarium (St. Petersburg, Russia).

Other Data

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  • Kew Names and Taxonomic Backbone

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