Trifolium resupinatum L.

Trifolium resupinatum L.



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    Greece (East Aegean islands present; East Central Greece present; Ionian Islands present; Kiklades present; Kriti and Karpathos present; North Aegean islands present; North Central Greece present; North Pindos present; North-East Greece present; Peloponnisos present; South Pindos present; Sterea Ellas present; West Aegean islands present)


    Native / Non Range-Restricted




    Therophyte, Hemicryptophyte


    Freshwater habitats, Agricultural and Ruderal habitats

    IUCN category

    Not Evaluated

    Presidential Decree 67/81



    T. reupinatum is considered as native in Greece (VPG, Euro+Med). According to Strid (2016b) in the Atlas of the Aegean Flora: T. resupinatum is native in the Mediterranean and SW Asia, and widely naturalised elsewhere (i.e., in non-mediterranean parts of Europe) (Raus 2020, pers. comm.).
    Infraspecific taxonomy is accepted on varietal level (see, e.g., Buttler & al. 2018) as follows:
    • Trifolium resupinatum Linnaeus 1753: 771 - Persischer Klee - [T / BEu BWu BYt HEu HHu MVu NIu NWu RPu SHu SLu SNu STu THu]
    • Trifolium resupinatum var. majus Boissier 1872/1873: 137 - Wohlriechender Persischer Klee - [U / BEu BWu HEu HHu NIu NWu SHu]
    • Galearia resupinata subsp. suaveolens (Willdenow) Soják 1979: 78
    • Trifolium suaveolens Willdenow 1812: t. CVIII
    • Trifolium resupinatum var. resupinatum - Persischer Klee (Varietät) - [T / BWu BYt HHu MVu NWu RPu SHu SLu SNu STu THu]
    • Trifolium resupinatum f. albiflorum Zodda 1942: 15, n. inv.
    • Trifolium resupinatum f. natans Glück 1911: 340
    • Trifolium resupinatum var. resupinatum is native to Greece
    • Trifolium resupinatum var. majus is alien to Greece, i.e. cultivated for fodder.


    CountryDateCollector + collecting numberHerbariaTypeScanDerivatives
    Greece2013-05-28Willing,R. & Willing, E. 240724B
    Citation: Greece, Aitolía kai Akarnanía, NO Pyrgi, 38°41'17.016"N, 21°26'12.012"E, 28 May 2013, Willing,R. & E. Willing 240724 (B B 10 0494547)

    Specimen summary: B B 10 0494547
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