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Fam.: Fabaceae / Legumes      

Genus:  Medicago  L.
 

Authors:
   WILLD.:  Carl Ludwig Willdenow (1765 - 1812), German botanist
   L.:  Carl von Linné (Linnaeus, 1707 - 1777), Swedish naturalist who introduced the binary naming system for plants and animals
 

Etymology:
   Medicago:   from Media, the country of the former Medes in today Iran, where Lucerne Medicago sativa comes from
   murex:   from Murex, a snail with a winding and thorny shell
 

Medicago murex / Spiny Medick, Chios Emporios 29.3.2016
Fig. 1:  Medicago murex / Spiny Medick
Chios, Emporios 29.3.2016
Medicago murex / Spiny Medick, Chios Emporios 29.3.2016
Fig. 2:  Medicago murex / Spiny Medick
Chios, Emporios 29.3.2016
Medicago murex / Spiny Medick, Chios Emporios 29.3.2016
Fig. 3:  Medicago murex / Spiny Medick
Chios, Emporios 29.3.2016
Medicago murex / Spiny Medick, Chios Emporios 29.3.2016
Fig. 4:  Medicago murex / Spiny Medick
Chios, Emporios 29.3.2016
Medicago murex / Spiny Medick, Chios Emporios 29.3.2016
Fig. 5:  Medicago murex / Spiny Medick
Chios, Emporios 29.3.2016
Medicago murex / Spiny Medick, Chios Emporios 29.3.2016
Fig. 6:  Medicago murex / Spiny Medick
Chios, Emporios 29.3.2016
Medicago murex / Spiny Medick, Chios Avgonima 28.3.2016
Fig. 7:  Medicago murex / Spiny Medick
Chios, Avgonima 28.3.2016
Medicago murex / Spiny Medick, Chios Avgonima 28.3.2016
Fig. 8:  Medicago murex / Spiny Medick
Chios, Avgonima 28.3.2016

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