Lotus discolor E. Mey.
subsp. mollis J.B. Gillett

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Common names:
Status: Native
See subsp. discolor for general details. This subspecies is distinguished by the indumentum of more spreading, longer and curly hairs. Only this subspecies has been recorded with certainty from Zimbabwe.
Derivation of specific name: discolor: not of the same colour
Habitat: Montane grassland.
Altitude range: (metres) 1060 - 1980 m
Flowering time:
Worldwide distribution: Eastern Zimbabwe and South Africa.
Zimbabwe distribution: E
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Endemic status:
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Chapano, C. & Mamuto, M. (2003). Plants of the Chimanimani District National Herbarium and Botanic Garden, Zimbabwe Page 37.

Drummond, R.B. (1972). A list of Rhodesian Legumes. Kirkia 8(2) Page 223.

Mapaura, A. & Timberlake, J. (eds) (2004). A checklist of Zimbabwean vascular plants Southern African Botanical Diversity Network Report No. 33 Sabonet, Pretoria and Harare Page 49.

Martins, E.S. et al. (2003). Papilionoideae Flora Zambesiaca 3(7) Pages 6 - 7.

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External websites:

African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Lotus discolor
African Plant Database: Lotus discolor
BHL (Biodiversity Heritage Library): Lotus discolor
EOL (Encyclopedia of Life): Lotus discolor
GBIF (Global Biodiversity Information Facility): Lotus discolor
Google: Web - Images - Scholar
iNaturalist: Lotus discolor
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Lotus discolor
JSTOR Plant Science: Lotus discolor
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Lotus discolor
Plants of the World Online: Lotus discolor
Tropicos: Lotus discolor
Wikipedia: Lotus discolor

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: Species information: Lotus discolor subsp. mollis.
https://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=128550, retrieved 21 April 2024

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