African Plant Database

Lotus discolor E. Mey.
Information on the genus : Lotus
Status for SA : accepted (present)
Status for TA : accepted (present)
Synonym(s) Homotypic
 Lotus discolor E. Mey. subsp. discolor
Synonym(s) Heterotypic
=Lotus tigrensis Baker (1871)
=Lotus discolor var. cacondensis Hiern ex Baker f.
=Lotus brandianus Harms (1900)
Taxon infra-specific
Lotus discolor E. Mey. subsp. discolor
Lotus discolor subsp. mollis J.B. Gillett
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Perennial herb, drying yellowish-green, the stems erect or straggling from a woody rootstock, to 70 cm long or occasionally more, and 2,5 mm Ø;
Ecology : Grassland; scrub or evergreen forest edges; grassy savanna with clumps of spiny trees; ericoid bush in area of bamboo formation; rocklands; miombo woodland; 1200-4000 m alt.
  S. Africa.
  Comprises 2 subspp.: - subsp. discolor; - subsp. mollis J. B. Gillett
More info on :
see under Jstor_African Plant Initiative
see under Flore d'Afrique Centrale
carte afrique num 176928
Record n°176928
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