Overview

Comprehensive Description

Description

A glabrous to sparsely white-hairy, annual herb with prostrate stems, many-branched from the base. Leaves are 3-foliate, with acuminate stipules. Inflorescence is an axillary umbellate raceme bearing flowers with yellow corolla. Fruit is a sharply folded pod enclosing 2–6 ovoid, smooth seeds.

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Distribution

Distribution in Egypt

Nile region, Mediterranean region, Egyptian desert and Sinai.

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Global Distribution

Macaronesian Islands, north Africa, Sinai, Arabia, southern Iran, Pakistan, Introduced Into tropical Africa.

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Distribution: Pakistan; Afghanistan; Egypt; N.Africa.
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Physical Description

Morphology

Description

Prostrate annual; stem branched, glabrescent. Leaflets 4-14 mm long, 2.5-7.0 mm broad, obovate, tip truncate to retuse, margins denticulate, glabrous above, sparsely pubescent below; stipules semisagittate. Inflorescence subumbellate, sessile, 2-7-flowered. Pedicel 1 mm long. Calyx 3 mm long, sparsely pilose; teeth equal to subequal, as long as the tube. Corolla yellow, 4 mm long. Fruit 5-10 mm long, linear, mostly curved, obliquely reticulately nerved, pilose, 2-5-seeded.
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Ecology

Habitat

Sandy deserts, alluvial soils, silty depressions.

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Life History and Behavior

Cyclicity

Flower/Fruit

Fl.Per.: February-April.
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Life Expectancy

Annual.

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Molecular Biology and Genetics

Molecular Biology

Barcode data: Trigonella anguina

The following is a representative barcode sequence, the centroid of all available sequences for this species.


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Statistics of barcoding coverage: Trigonella anguina

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Public Records: 1
Specimens with Barcodes: 1
Species With Barcodes: 1
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