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Medicago coronata (L.) Bartal., it is an annual herb up to 10-25 cm, slender, ascending or erect, pubescent. Leaflets small, obovate in corner, serrated at the top, stipules entire or toothed at base. Yellow flowers, very small, 3-8 on capillary peduncles, not awned, 1-2 times longer than the leaf, pedicels shorter than calyx tube, wings shorter than the hull. Pods pubescent, very small, discoid, with concave faces, veined in a network, with 2 whorls spaced apart, with flat edges, garnished on each side with a row of straight, stiff spines, imitating 2 superimposed crowns. Seeds 1-2 (-3) in each pod. 1.5-3 x 0.5 mm, oblong to semi-Iunate, brownish, smooth. Life Form: Th,   Flowering in: Apr-Jun,   Vern:————-,   Phytochoria: MED+IT, The native range of this species is Medit. to Central Asia and Iran, N. Oman.    Notes: Wild in Libya.

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Distribution in Libya
Benghazi Plain Jabal Nafusa Al-Jabal Al-Akhder
El-Zwetina N.E. Ajdabia 1934  Wadi El-Ghattara 2010 Msallata-Garaboulli Province 2020 Solonta, Bir-Gabasei 1934   S. of AL-Marj 2011   Al-Mansora 2013
Marmarica Plateau
Reported in Marmarica north-eastern part of Libya by Pampanini 1930


Bibliographic references:  
First: Encyclopedia Flora of Libyan:  
Jafri, S.M.H. & El-Gadi, A. (1980) Flora of Libya, Fabaceae Vol.  (86) Department of Botany, Al-Faateh Univ., Tripoli, Libya.
Second: Researches and PhD theses, master theses, Sorted by Newest: pdf files
Saaed, M.W.B., EL-Barasi, Y.M. & Rahil, R.O. (2021) An updated checklist and quantitative analysis of the Marmarica Plateau flora, in the north-eastern part of Libya. Phytotaxa 509 (1): 001-055., An updated Marmarica Plateau flora 2021
Mahklouf, M.H., Sherif, A.S., Betelmal, A.G. (2020) Floristic Study and Species Diversity of Msallata-Garaboulli Province in Libya. J. of Advanced Botany and Zoology Volume 7 / Issue 3 ISSN: 2348-7313. Journal homepage:, Msallata-Garaboulli Province in Libya 2020
Abusaief, H. M. A. and Dakhil, A. H. (2013) The floristic composition of Rocky habitat of Al Mansora in Al-Jabal Al-Akhdar- Libya. New York Science Journal 2013; 6(5). Al Mansora in Al-Jabal Al-Akhdar 2013
EL-Barasi, Y. M., Barrani, M. W., Abdelsalam, O. EL-Amrouni, N., Mohamad, F. (2011) Check list of flora and vegetation on south EL-Marj zone: south EL-Jabal EL-Akhadar. Libya. Annals of Faculty Engineering Hunedoara-International Journal of Engineering. Tome IX (Year 2011). Fascicule 3. ISSN 1584-2673, 141-146. flora and vegetation on south EL-Marj zone 2011
El-Rabiai, G.T., Al tira, F.M., Lamlom, S.H. (2010) Preliminary Checklist for the Flora of Wadi El Ghattara in Libya. Garyounis University Press Journal of Science and Its Applications Vol. 4, No. 1, pp 39-47, December 2010. Flora of Wadi El Ghattara 2010