Trifolium pignantii was discovered by Bory and Chaubard, who collected in Peloponnisos in the late 1820s as members of a major French expedition. The results were published notably in Expédition scientifique de Morée (1832) and Nouvelle flore du Péloponnèse et des Cyclades (1838), the “ancienne flore” presumably being Sibthorp and Smith’s Flora Graeca. Trifolium pignantii is a perennial woodland species, endemic to the Balkan Peninsula and sometimes gregarious along forest roads.
GR(NPi SPi Pe StE EC NC NE)
Greece (East Central Greece present; North Central Greece present; North Pindos present; North-East Greece present; Peloponnisos present; South Pindos present; Sterea Ellas present)
Native / Non Range-Restricted
Woodlands and scrub
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