Herbario Virtual del Mediterráneo Occidental

Àrea de Botànica, Departament de Biologia, Universitat de les Illes Balears

Medicago citrina (Font Quer) Greuter

Family : LEGUMINOSAE

Genus : Medicago

    Province distribution : Alicante. Balearic Islands.

    Distribution in the islands : Cabrera. Ibiza.

    General distribution : Mediterranean (Balearico - tirrenic)

    Flowering time : January. February. March. April. October. November. December.

    Life-forms : Nanophanerophyte.

    Habitat : Rock outcrops and slopes in the islets.

    Plants protected by law : National Catalogue.

    IUCN Category : Vulnerable

    Characteristics : A very well branched bush with trifoliate leaves that is surprisingly large for a plant that inhabits that littoral zone (islets of the Archipelago of Cabrera and the Pitiusae). Can be told apart from Medicago arborea, as its flowers are citron or lemon yellow instead of golden yellow. The area that it inhabits is also completely distinct.

    Status : Endèmica (Microareal).

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Patrocinador: Fundació Sa Nostra