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Project Name Data (Last Modified On 10/1/2013)

Flora Data (Last Modified On 10/1/2013)
Species Trifolium repens L.
PlaceOfPublication Sp. P1. 767. 1753.
Note TYPE: Europe (LINN 930.16, not seen).
Description Glabrate perennial herb, rooting at the nodes. Leaves trifoliolate, the leaflets obcordate, 8-15 mm long, 10-20 mm wide, the venation conspicuous, parallel,
Habit herb
Description ascending and produced into conspicuous, small, apical teeth; petiolules short, ca. 1 mm long; petiole elongate, many times longer than the leaflets, glabrate; stipules membranaceous, 10-14 mm long, sheathing the stem, apically caudate. Inflorescences axillary, globose heads 15-30 mm across; petiole elongate, to 40 cm long, usually exceeding the peduncles, glabrate; pedicels slender, 3-5 mm long. Flowers fragrant, white (Panama), pink, red or yellow, soon turning brown; calyx glabrous, ca. 10-veined, ca. 5 mm long, the teeth subulate, the uppermost much longer and nearly as long as the tube; corolla exserted 7-8 mm from the calyx tube, the petals more or less smooth (not sulcate), the standard ca. 10 mm long, subentire, the wings with the claw narrowly orbicular, ca. 3.5 mm long, slightly auricled, the keel ca. 7 mm long, slightly shorter than the wings, oblong; stamens diadelphous, the filaments united less than 1/2 way, mostly expanded just below the anthers; ovary stipitate to about halfway up, glabrous, the style curved in the upper 1/2. Fruit linear, 4-seeded, compressed between the seeds, enclosed in the calyx.
Note This species is an important fodder plant widely cultivated in Europe. It is also cultivated and naturalized in upland Chiriqui where it may be found along roadsides.
Common White Clover
Specimen CHIRIQUi: Finca Collins near Boquete, Blum & Dwyer 2533A (MO). Rio Chiriqui Viejo N of Volcan City, 5200-5600 ft, Duke 9008 (MO). Boquete trail past Cerro Respinga, 200-2500 m, Gentry 5953 (MO). Bajo Grando, 1-3 km E of town of Cerro Punta, Nee 10031 (MO). Cerro Punta, Rojas 15 (MO). Bambito, 5600 ft, Tyson 5678 (MO).
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