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Genus: Trigonella

Life > eukaryotes > Archaeoplastida > Chloroplastida > Charophyta > Streptophytina > Plantae (land plants) > Tracheophyta (vascular plants) > Euphyllophyta > Lignophyta (woody plants) > Spermatophyta (seed plants) > Angiospermae (flowering plants) > Eudicotyledons > Core Eudicots > Rosids > Eurosid I > Fabales > Fabaceae > Subfamily: Papilionoideae

About 130 species, native to the Mediterranean region, central Europe, Africa, Asia and Australia. One species is native to southern Africa, two species are naturalised, and a further three species are cultivated in the region.

Species native to southern Africa

List from Plants of Southern Africa - an Online Checklist (SANBI).

Trigonella anguina

 

Species naturalised in southern Africa

List from Plants of Southern Africa - an Online Checklist (SANBI).

Trigonella foenum-graecum (Fenugreek)

A domesticated herb - it is uncertain where it originated from.

Trigonella hamosa

 

Other species, cultivated in southern Africa

List from Glen (2002).

Trigonella caerulea (Sweet trefoil, Blue fenugreek)

Native to the Mediterranean region.

 

Trigonella calliceras

Native from the Caucasus to the Caspian Sea.

 

Trigonella monspeliaca

Native from Europe to central Asia.

 

 


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