Medicago constricta

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Medicago constricta
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Eudicots
(unranked): Rosids
Order: Fabales
Family: Fabaceae
Subfamily: Faboideae
Tribe: Trifolieae
Genus: Medicago
Species: M. constricta
Binomial name
Medicago constricta

Medicago globosa Urb.
Medicago globosa sensu auct. Urb.
Medicago rigidula subsp. constricta (Durieu) Ponert

Medicago constricta is an annual, non-climbing species of the genus Medicago.[1] It is found in the Mediterranean basin from Greece to Israel.[2] M. constricta is found primarily in sandy clay[3] or dry soils.[4] It forms a symbiotic relationship with the bacterium Sinorhizobium meliloti, which is capable of nitrogen fixation.



  1. ^ a b "ILDIS page on Medicago constricta". Retrieved 2008-11-17. 
  2. ^ Béna, G., Lyet, A., Huguet, T., and Olivier, I. (2005). "MedicagoSinorhizobium symbiotic specificity evolution and the geographic expansion of Medicago". J. Evol. Biol. 18 (6): 1547–58. doi:10.1111/j.1420-9101.2005.00952.x. PMID 16313467. 
  3. ^ Heyn, Chaia Clara (1963). The Annual Species of Medicago. Jerusalem, Israel: The Magnes Press, The Hebrew University. pp. 108–111. 
  4. ^ Lesinš, Karlis Adolfs; Lesinš, Irma (1979). Genus Medicago (Leguminosae). The Hague, The Netherlands: Dr. W. Junk bv Publishers. pp. 176–179. ISBN 90-6193-598-9.