African Plant Database


Lotus arabicus L.
Family : FABACEAE
Protologue : Mant. Pl. 104 (1767)
Information on the genus : Lotus
 
 
Status
Statuts nomenclatural : uncertain status
Status for NA : accepted (present)
Status for SA : accepted (present)
Status for TA : accepted (present)
 
Synonym(s) Heterotypic
=Lotus mossamedensis Welw. ex Baker (1871)
=Lotus borkouanus Quézel (1957)
=Lotus gebelia auct. (Libya) non Vent.
 
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Annual herb; stems richly branched from the base, spreading or erect, to 65 cm long, 6 mm Ø, yellowish, often pubescent or pilose throughout with ± spreading or arching hairs.
Ecology : Sandbanks and nudbanks in rivers; grara; humid, clayey-sandy soil on pool and river banks; 45-1050 m alt.
  S Algeria, Egypt (restricted to the Nile banks and some wetlands in oases, doubtful from desert areas); to Baluchistan; S. Africa. - Not in Morocco.

Bibliography for Tropical Africa :
  • Darbyshire, I. Kordofami, M. & al. (2015). The plants of Sudan and south Sudan, An annoted checklist. Kew Publishing

Bibliography for Southern Africa :
  • Fl. Trop. E. Africa Leguminosae[4]: 1048 (1971)

Bibliography for North Africa :
  • BRAND, A. (1898). Monographie Der Gattung Lotus. Bot. Jahrb. Syst. 25: 219
  • MONOD, Th. (1980). Contribution à l'étude des Lotus (Papilionaceae) ouest-sahariens et macaronesiens. Adansonia, sér. 2 19(4): 367-402
  • OZENDA, P. (1983). Flore et végétation du Sahara. Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique, Paris.
  • Med-Checklist 4: 128 (1989).
  • BARRY J. P. & J. C. CELLES (1991). Flore de Mauritanie. Institut supérieur scientifique de Nouakchott - Université de Nice. 1: 254
  • Taxon 46: 474 (1997).
  • LEBRUN, J. P. (1998). Catalogue des plantes vasculaires de la Mauritanie et du Sahara occidental. Boissiera 55: 140
  • Fl. Egypt (Boulos) 1: 297 (1999).

Bibliography other :
  • Bonnet, Edmond; Barratte, Jean Francois Gustave; Patouillard, Narcisse Theophile (1895). Exploration Scientifique de la Tunisie. Illustrations de la Partie Botanique. Paris  
  • SAHKI, A. & R.SAHKI (2004). Le Hoggar, promenade botanique
 
More info on :
see under Jstor_African Plant Initiative
see under The Euro-Mediterranean Plant Base
see under The International Plant Name Index
see under Flora of Mozambique
see under Flora of Zimbabwe
see under Herbarium, North Africa MPU
 
Map
carte afrique num 65798
 
Record n°65798 modified 2008-10-08
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