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

Malawi: 6 taxa.

The larvae of the following species of insect eat species of this genus:
Actizera stellata (Red-clover Blue)
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SpeciesFZ divisionsContent
polystachyum Fresen. var. psoraleoides Welw. ex HiernC
pseudostriatum Baker f.N,S
rueppellianum Fresen. var. rueppellianum N,C
semipilosum Fresen.NDescription, Image
simense Fresen.NDescription, Image
usambarense Raub.N,C

Other sources of information about Trifolium:

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

External websites:

African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Trifolium
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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, 2014-23

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2023). Flora of Malawi: Genus page: Trifolium.
https://www.malawiflora.com/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=719, retrieved 2 October 2023

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