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

Malawi: 3 taxa.

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SpeciesFZ divisionsContent
angolensis Welw. ex BakerN,C
laxa Eckl. & Zeyh.C
stolzii HarmsN

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Flora of Botswana: Lotononis
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Flora of Zimbabwe: Lotononis

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ePIC (electronic Plant Information Center): Lotononis
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GRIN (Germplasm Resources Information Network) taxonomy for plants report for Lotononis
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Lotononis
Kew Herbarium catalogue: Lotononis

Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2014-18

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2018). Flora of Malawi: Genus page: Lotononis.
https://www.malawiflora.com/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=710, retrieved 23 April 2018

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