African Plant Database


Lotus schimperi Steud. ex Boiss.
Family : FABACEAE
Protologue : Steud., Nomencl. Bot., ed. 2 (Steudel) 2: 75 (1841); Fl. Orient. (Boissier) 2: 170 (1872 [1873])
Notes : This species has been or is treated as conspecific with “L. glinoides” (e.g.: Boulos Fl. Egypt 1: 298, 1999); Gillett recognises two species (Kew Bull. 13: 376, 1959) and suggests that some specimens are hybrids (Schweinfurth 1906).
Information on the genus : Lotus
 
 
Status
Status for NA : rejected (present), is synonym of : Lotus glinoides Delile
Status for TA : rejected (present), is synonym of : Lotus glinoides Delile
 
Synonym(s) Homotypic
 Lotus glinoides var. schimperi (Steud. ex Boiss.) Batt.
 
Synonym(s) Heterotypic
=Lotus glinoides Delile var. glinoides
=Lotus glinoides Delile (1837)
=Lotus arabicus var. trigonelloides Webb & Berthel. (1842)
=Lotus trigonelloides (Webb & Berthel.) Webb & Berthel. (1842)
=Lotus arabicus var. verus Webb & Berthel. (1842)
=Lotus arabicus auct.
=Lotus glinoides var. typicus Sauvage
 
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Annual, prostrate, sparsely pubescent herb with spreading hairs; stems 7-30 cm long.
Ecology : Coastal plains.
  Egypt; Arabia, Abd al Khuri, Socotra; Pakistan.
  This species has been or is treated as conspécific with L. glinoides (e.g.: Boulos Fl. Egypt 1: 298, 1999); Gillett recognises two species (Kew Bull. 13: 376, 1959) and suggests that some specimens are hybrids (Schweinfurth 1906).

Bibliography for North Africa :
  • Steudel, E.G. (1841). Nomenclator Botanicus. Editio secunda (Steudel) 2: 75  
  • Gillett, Kew Bull. 13: 376 (1959)
  • Med-Checklist 4: 132 (1989).
  • BOULOS, L. (1999). Flora of Egypt 1: 298
 
More info on :
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see under The Euro-Mediterranean Plant Base
see under The International Plant Name Index
see under Herbarium, North Africa MPU
 
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Record n°147020 modified 2008-05-30
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