Trifolium


 
Trifolium species in India
  1. Trifolium alexandrinum L.
  2. T. campestre Schreb.
  3. T. cernuum Brot.
  4. T. dubium Sibth.
  5. T. incarnatum L.
  6. T. hybridum L.
  7. T. fragiferum L.
  8. T. pratense L.
  9. T. repens L.
  10. T. resupinatum L.
  11. T. subterraneum L.
  12. T. tomentosum L.

References:

  1. Sanjappa, M. 1992. Legumes of India. Bishen Singh Mahendra Pal Singh, Dehradun, pp.  262-263.
  2. eFI page




 
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Trifolium repens L. 

Images by Ashwini Bhatia, J. M. Garg, Gurcharan Singh 

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Trifolium repens is similar to Trifolium pratense, but with smaller leaves and white flowers (another less common species T. fragiferum also has white flowers but inflated fruiting head; in T. repens fruiting head is not swollen). 
 
Binomial Habit Notes References Distribution
Trifolium alexandrium L. Herb Cultivated in Tamil Nadu Agricultural University Campus, Native of Mediterranean Region Flora of Tamil Nadu, VOL. I, 1983 Coimbatore
Trifolium cernuum Brot. Herb Western Ghats, Naturalized,  Native of Mediterranean Region Flora of Tamil Nadu, VOL. I, 1983 Dindigul, Nilgiri
Trifolium dubium Sibth. Herb Western Ghats, Naturalized,  Native of Mediterranean Region Flora of Tamil Nadu, VOL. I, 1983 Dindigul, Nilgiri
Trifolium incarnatum L. Annual Western Ghats, Naturalized,  Native of Mediterranean Region Flora of Tamil Nadu, VOL. I, 1983 Dindigul
Trifolium pratense L. Herb Western Ghats, Naturalized,  Native of Mediterranean Region Flora of Tamil Nadu, VOL. I, 1983 Dindigul, Nilgiri
Trifolium repens L. Herb Western Ghats, Naturalized,  Native of Mediterranean Region Flora of Tamil Nadu, VOL. I, 1983 Dindigul, Nilgiri
Trifolium subterraneum L. Annual Western Ghats, Naturalized,  Native of Mediterranean Region Flora of Tamil Nadu, VOL. I, 1983 Nilgiri

 


Mansfeld's Encyclopedia of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: (Except ... edited by Peter Hanelt, R. Büttner (Details of a large number of Trifolium species including those found in India)

Pl. go through Trifolium page with images of species (done by ...) in efloraofindia.

If you find any mis-identification, pl. let us know.

If anybody can send images of other species of this genera (for incorporation in the website), if any, it will be really nice.

Pl. go through Trifolium (‎‎‎‎‎‎‎‎‎‎Fabaceae (Leguminosae)‎) page with images of species in efloraofindia.

If you find any incorrect identification, pl. let us know. If anybody can send images of other species of this genera (for incorporation in the website), if any, or can identify unidentified images, it will be really nice.


I have added list of Indian species mainly based on Sanjappa 1992.