Melilotus indicus

Family:FABACEAE
Species:Melilotus indicus (L.) All.
Common Name:Indian Sweet Clover; Sour Clover; Small Melilot
Habitat:**
Associated Ecological Communities:**
Growth Habit:Herb
Duration:Annual
Category:Vascular
USDA Symbol:MEIN2
Plant Notes:**
Taxonomic Notes:**
Status:Not Native, FACU- (NWI)
References:**
Specimen: View specimen details in the Alabama Herbarium Consortium Specimen Database

** Not applicable or data not available.

Classification

FamilyFABACEAE - Pea/Bean family
Genus Melilotus
Species Melilotus indicus (L.) All. - Indian Sweet Clover; Sour Clover; Small Melilot

Citation

Citation Melilotus indicus (Linnaeus) Allioni, Fl. Pedem. 1: 308. 1785.
Basionym: Trifolium indicum L. 1753.
Type: Without data (lectotype: LINN 930.2). Lectotypified by Ali, in Nasir & Ali, Fl. Pakistan 100: 309. 1977.

** Not applicable or data not available.

Synonyms

SynonymFull CitationBasionymType
Melilotus levis Melilotus levis Moench, Methodus 110. 1794, nom. illegit.Trifolium indicum Linnaeus 1753. 
Melilotus parviflorus Melilotus parviflorus Desfontaines, Fl. Atlant. 2: 192. 1798. ALGERIA
Sertula indica Sertula indica (Linnaeus) Kuntze, Revis. Gen. Pl. 1: 205. 1891.Trifolium indicum Linnaeus 1753. 
Trifolium indicum Trifolium indicum Linnaeus, Sp. Pl. 765. 1753. Without data (lectotype: LINN 930.2). Lectotypified by Ali, in Nasir & Ali, Fl. Pakistan 100: 309. 1977.

Specimens and Distribution

This species has been reported in the following counties by the herbaria listed. An overview of the individual specimens are provided in the table that follows. Click on the accession number to view details; click on column headers to sort; choose a county or herbaria to filter the specimen data.

Counties included on distribution map: Baldwin, Butler, Chambers, Crenshaw, Dale, Greene, Hale, Houston, Lee, Lowndes, Macon, Marengo, Mobile, Montgomery, Morgan, Sumter, Tuscaloosa

Counties represented by specimen data listed below:

Herbaria represented by specimen data listed below: ALNHS, AUA, SAMF, TROY, UNA, USAM, UWAL

Range of years during which specimens were collected: 1876 - 1967

Barcode / Accession No. County Coll. Date Collector &
Collection No.
Herbarium &
Herbarium Name Used
Image
SAMF0001778 Mobile 18 Apr 1998 Crider, Tim
65
SAMF
Melilotus indicus (Linnaeus) Allioni
AUA000012592 Lee 29 May 1950 Porterfield, Clifford D.
AUA
Melilotus Indica (L.) All.
UWAL0017692 Houston 23 Apr 2015 Diamond, Alvin R.
26198
UWAL
Melilotus indicus (Linnaeus) Allioni
UWAL0006977 Montgomery 27 Apr 2009 Diamond, Alvin R.
20635
UWAL
Melilotus indicus (L.) All.
TROY000042271 Houston 23 Apr 2015 Diamond, Alvin R.
26198
TROY
Melilotus indicus (Linnaeus) Allioni
TROY000005438 Crenshaw 30 Apr 2000 Diamond, Alvin R.
11671
TROY
Melilotus indicus (Linnaeus) Allioni
TROY000005436 Mobile 25 May 2003 Spaulding, Daniel D.
11887
TROY
Melilotus indicus (Linnaeus) Allioni
ALNHS00003795 Marengo 19 Apr 2016 Barger, T. Wayne
SP#2225
ALNHS
Melilotus indicus (L.) All.
AUA000012594 Lee 18 Apr 1974 Barrick, J.F.
073
AUA
Melilotus Indica (L.) All.
UWAL0016145 Mobile 08 May 2014 Diamond, Alvin R.
25054
UWAL
Melilotus indicus (Linnaeus) Allioni
UNA00061114 Greene 11 May 2003 Spaulding, Daniel D.
11838
UNA
Melilotus indicus (L.) All.
AUA000012602 Morgan 13 May 1972 Williams, Susan
150
AUA
Melilotus Indica (L.) All.
UWAL0043379 Baldwin 05 May 2001 Larsen, Harry S.
703
UWAL
Melilotus indicus (L.) All.
UNA00017724 Mobile 14 Apr 1962 Ingram, Dianne
s.n.
UNA
Melilotus indicus (L.) All.
AUA000012590 Dale 4 Apr 1993 Diamond, Alvin R.
8555
AUA
Melilotus Indica (L.) All.
UWAL0016468 Baldwin 08 May 2014 Diamond, Alvin R.
25062
UWAL
Melilotus indicus (Linnaeus) Allioni
UNA00061151 Mobile 25 May 2003 Spaulding, Daniel D.
11887
UNA
Melilotus indicus (L.) All.
UWAL0013874 Butler 25 Apr 2013 Diamond, Alvin R.
23955
UWAL
Melilotus indicus (Linnaeus) Allioni
AUA000012593 Lee 16 May 1950 Duncan, Tom H.
AUA
Melilotus Indica (L.) All.
TROY000005437 Lowndes 16 May 2004 Diamond, Alvin R.
14398
TROY
Melilotus indicus (Linnaeus) Allioni
TROY000005435 Montgomery 05 May 2005 Diamond, Alvin R.
15313
TROY
Melilotus indicus (Linnaeus) Allioni
TROY000037630 Butler 25 Apr 2013 Diamond, Alvin R.
23955
TROY
Melilotus indicus (Linnaeus) Allioni
USAM000006547 Mobile 19 Mar 1968 LeLong, Michel G.
4225
USAM
Melilotus indicus (Linnaeus) Allioni
UNA00017721 Baldwin 11 Apr 1952 Chermock, Ralph L.
s.n.
UNA
Melilotus indicus (L.) All.
AUA000012597 Lowndes 16 May 2004 Diamond, Alvin R.
14398
AUA
Melilotus Indicus (L.) All.
AUA000012596 Lee 15 May 1922 Simmons, W.E.
AUA
Melilotus Indica (L.) All.
AUA000012588 Baldwin 1 May 1965 Wright, Larry
163
AUA
Melilotus Indica (L.) All.
USAM000006546 Mobile 16 Apr 1976 LeLong, Michel G.
9134
USAM
Melilotus indicus (Linnaeus) Allioni
UWAL0047571 Mobile 20 Mar 2012 Barger, T. Wayne
SP#730
UWAL
Melilotus indicus (L.) All.
UNA00017722 Tuscaloosa 25 May 1955 Chermock, Ottilie D.
s.n.
UNA
Melilotus indicus (L.) All.
AUA000012591 Lee 29 May 1951 Ivey, Mack
AUA
Melilotus Indica (L.) All.
AUA000012601 Montgomery 30 Apr 1970 Moore, Harold D.
003
AUA
Melilotus Indica (L.) All.
UWAL0018569 Hale 21 May 1993 Kral, Robert
82412
UWAL
Melilotus indicus (L.) All.
UNA00017719 Greene 14 Apr 1967 Thomas, Joab L.
T 961
UNA
Melilotus indicus (L.) All.
TROY000019452 Baldwin 04 Mar 2007 Keener, Brian R.
3341
TROY
Melilotus indicus (Linnaeus) Allioni
UNA00017720 Mobile 09 May 1964 Deramus, Rebecca
D57
UNA
Melilotus indicus (L.) All.
USAM000006545 Mobile 30 Apr 1968 LeLong, Michel G.
4423
USAM
Melilotus indicus (Linnaeus) Allioni
AUA000012595 Lee 2 May 1949 Cunningham, Hugh B.
AUA
Melilotus Indica (L.) All.
UNA00017725 Mobile 10 Apr 1876 Mohr, Charles
s.n.
UNA
Melilotus indicus (L.) All.
AUA000012589 Chambers 24 May 1967 Golden, Michael
192
AUA
Melilotus Indica (L.) All.
UWAL0006976 Baldwin 04 Mar 2007 Keener, Brian R.
3341
UWAL
Melilotus indicus (L.) All.
TROY000039112 Mobile 08 May 2014 Diamond, Alvin R.
25054
TROY
Melilotus indicus (Linnaeus) Allioni
UWAL0030861 Sumter 22 Apr 2011 Keener, Brian R.
6394
UWAL
Melilotus indicus (L.) All.
TROY000019455 Marengo 02 May 2008 England, J. Kevin
777
TROY
Melilotus indicus (Linnaeus) Allioni
TROY000019373 Greene 11 May 2003 Spaulding, Daniel D.
11838
TROY
Melilotus indicus (Linnaeus) Allioni
USAM000006544 Mobile 12 May 1973 LeLong, Michel G.
7028
USAM
Melilotus indicus (Linnaeus) Allioni
UNA00064496 Montgomery 05 May 2005 Diamond, Alvin R.
15313
UNA
Melilotus indicus (L.) All.
AUA000012598 Macon 15 May 1970 Moore, Harold D.
031A
AUA
Melilotus Indica (L.) All.
UNA00017718 Mobile 10 Apr 1965 Deramus, Rebecca
D351
UNA
Melilotus indicus (L.) All.
TROY000039436 Baldwin 08 May 2014 Diamond, Alvin R.
25062
TROY
Melilotus indicus (Linnaeus) Allioni
TROY000024636 Montgomery 27 Apr 2009 Diamond, Alvin R.
20635
TROY
Melilotus indicus (Linnaeus) Allioni
ALNHS00000735 Mobile 04 Apr 2010 Barger, T. Wayne
SP#268
ALNHS
Melilotus indicus (L.) All.
UNA00017723 Tuscaloosa 25 May 1955 Chermock, Ralph L.
s.n.
UNA
Melilotus indicus (L.) All.
AUA000012600 Montgomery 5 May 2005 Diamond, Alvin R.
15313
AUA
Melilotus Indicus (L.) All.
AUA000012599 Montgomery 5 Aug 1964 Creel, John
AUA
Melilotus Indica (L.) All.
UNA00063094 Lowndes 16 May 2004 Diamond, Alvin R.
14398
UNA
Melilotus indicus (L.) All.
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