3657.000 Lotononis (DC.) Eckl. & Zeyh.


Martins, E.S. et al. (2003) Papilionoideae Flora Zambesiaca 3(7)

Description of the genus

Annual or perennial herbs. Stipules present. Leaves usually digitately 3-foliolate; lateral leaflets often much smaller than terminal. Inflorescence terminal, but often leaf-opposed and appearing axillary, racemose or subumbellate, 1-many-flowered. Calyx 5-lobed, the upper 4 united higher up than the lower lobe, which is often narrower. Standard usually ovate or obovate with a short linear-oblong claw. Stamens all united in a tube; anthers dimorphic. Pod oblong, slightly inflated. Seeds usually numerous.

Worldwide: 120 species, mostly in South Africa, extending to the Mediterranean region and India

Zimbabwe: 10 taxa.

Lotononis listii

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SpeciesFZ divisionsContent
brachyantha HarmsS
calycina (E. Mey.) Benth.E
decumbens (Thunb.) B.-E. van Wyk subsp. rehmannii (Dummer) B.-E. van WykE
eriantha Benth.E
laxa Eckl. & Zeyh.C,E
listii PolhillN,W,C,E,SDescription, Image
mucronata ConrathE
platycarpa (Viv.) Pic. Serm.N,W,S
serpentinicola Wild[End][LR-lc]N,C,S
stipulosa Baker f.N,W,C,E,S

Other sources of information about Lotononis:

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Flora of Botswana: Lotononis
Flora of Malawi: Lotononis
Flora of Mozambique: Lotononis
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External websites:

African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Lotononis
BHL (Biodiversity Heritage Library): Lotononis
EOL (Encyclopedia of Life): Lotononis
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iNaturalist: Lotononis
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Lotononis
JSTOR Plant Science: Lotononis
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Lotononis
Plants of the World Online: Lotononis
Tropicos: Lotononis
Wikipedia: Lotononis

Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2002-24

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2024). Flora of Zimbabwe: Genus page: Lotononis.
https://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=710, retrieved 30 May 2024

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