Goat’s Rue (Galega officinalis L.)

Part of the Biotechnology in Agriculture and Forestry book series (AGRICULTURE, volume 10)


The genus Galega (Papilionoideae: Galegeae) comprises six to eight herbaceous and perennial species, which can be found from the warm temperate regions of Mediterranean Europe to Iran, three of them being indigenous to the mountainous areas of tropical East Africa (Allen and Allen 1981). Two agriculturally promising species, G. officinalis L. and G. orientalis L., have been introduced to many countries throughout the world, including relatively cold regions of Scandinavia and the Soviet Union. The yields reported from Europe are relatively high, ranging from 40 to 80 t/ha and 0.3 to 0.6 t/ha for the green matter and seeds, respectively (e.g., Kondratiuk and Azarach 1984).


Somatic Embryogenesis Stem Segment Plant Cell Tissue Organ Cult Fodder Plant Warm Temperate Region 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Institute of Experimental BotanyCzechoslovak Academy of SciencesČeské BudějoviceCzechoslovakia

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