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Common name

English: Yellow birdsfoot, Yellow serradella

German: Flachhülsige Serradella

Portuguese: Senradela-amarela, Senradela-brava

Classification

Kingdom: Plantae (2634)

  Phylum: Tracheophyta (2572)

    Class: Magnoliopsida (2145)

      Order: Fabales (241)

        Family: Fabaceae (241)(family description)

          Genus: Ornithopus (2)

            Epithet: compressus L. (1)

Synonyms: Coronilla compressa (L.) E.H.L.Krause, Ornithopodium compressum (L.) All., Ornithopodium egoceraton Bubani, Ornithopus brevirostris Pau, Ornithopus celtibericus Sennen & Elías, Ornithopus compositus Pau, Ornithopus compressus H.Lindb., Ornithopus martini Giraudias, Ornithopus scorpioides M.Bieb.

compressus => flattened, pressed together

scorpioides => scorpion like, when the inflorescence resembles a scorpion's tail

Characteristics

Climate: sub-tropical

Habitat: mesophytic

Habit: herb

Flower colour: yellow

External links

Check for Ornithopus compressus at

World Flora Online, GBIF or IPNI

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