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Trigonella foenum-graecum
(fenugreek)

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Trigonella foenum-graecum (fenugreek)

Summary

  • Last modified
  • 14 July 2018
  • Datasheet Type(s)
  • Host Plant
  • Preferred Scientific Name
  • Trigonella foenum-graecum
  • Preferred Common Name
  • fenugreek
  • Taxonomic Tree
  • Domain: Eukaryota
  •   Kingdom: Plantae
  •     Phylum: Spermatophyta
  •       Subphylum: Angiospermae
  •         Class: Dicotyledonae
  • Uses List
  • Beverage base
  • Erosion control or dune stabilization
  • Fodder/animal feed
  • Pulse
  • Soil improvement

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Plant parts of fenugreek (T. foenum-graecum). Line drawing, not necessarily to scale. (A) flowering and fruiting shoot; (B) standard (abaxial and side view); (C) seed (hilum view and lateral view).
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CaptionPlant parts of fenugreek (T. foenum-graecum). Line drawing, not necessarily to scale. (A) flowering and fruiting shoot; (B) standard (abaxial and side view); (C) seed (hilum view and lateral view).
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Plant parts of fenugreek (T. foenum-graecum). Line drawing, not necessarily to scale. (A) flowering and fruiting shoot; (B) standard (abaxial and side view); (C) seed (hilum view and lateral view).
Line drawing of plant partsPlant parts of fenugreek (T. foenum-graecum). Line drawing, not necessarily to scale. (A) flowering and fruiting shoot; (B) standard (abaxial and side view); (C) seed (hilum view and lateral view).PROSEA Foundation

Identity

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Preferred Scientific Name

  • Trigonella foenum-graecum L.

Preferred Common Name

  • fenugreek

International Common Names

  • English: common fenugreek; goat's horn; Greek hay-seed
  • Spanish: fenugreco
  • French: fenugrec; sénegré
  • Portuguese: fenacho; fenogregq

Local Common Names

  • Germany: Bockshornklee; Griechischer Schabzigerklee
  • Indonesia: kelabet; klabet
  • Italy: fieno greco
  • Malaysia: halba; kelabat; venthiam
  • Maldives: venthiam
  • Myanmar: penantazi; venthiam
  • Netherlands: fenegriek
  • Sweden: bockhornskloever

EPPO code

  • TRKFG (Trigonella foenum-graecum)

Taxonomic Tree

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  • Domain: Eukaryota
  •     Kingdom: Plantae
  •         Phylum: Spermatophyta
  •             Subphylum: Angiospermae
  •                 Class: Dicotyledonae
  •                     Order: Fabales
  •                         Family: Fabaceae
  •                             Genus: Trigonella
  •                                 Species: Trigonella foenum-graecum

Uses List

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Animal feed, fodder, forage

  • Fodder/animal feed

Environmental

  • Erosion control or dune stabilization
  • Soil improvement

Human food and beverage

  • Beverage base
  • Pulse
  • Spices and culinary herbs
  • Vegetable

Materials

  • Dye/tanning
  • Essential oils

Medicinal, pharmaceutical

  • Traditional/folklore