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

Zambia: 3 taxa.

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SpeciesFZ divisionsProvincesContent
angolensis Welw. ex BakerN,W,C
listii PolhillB,SDescription, Image
stipulosa Baker f.S

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Flora of Botswana: Lotononis
Flora of Malawi: Lotononis
Flora of Mozambique: Lotononis
Flora of Zimbabwe: Lotononis

External websites:

African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Lotononis
BHL (Biodiversity Heritage Library): Lotononis
EOL (Encyclopedia of Life): Lotononis
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iNaturalist: Lotononis
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Lotononis
JSTOR Plant Science: Lotononis
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Lotononis
Plants of the World Online: Lotononis
Tropicos: Lotononis
Wikipedia: Lotononis

Copyright: Mike Bingham, Annette Willemen, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Mark Hyde, 2011-24

Bingham, M.G., Willemen, A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. and Hyde, M.A. (2024). Flora of Zambia: Genus page: Lotononis.
https://www.zambiaflora.com/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=710, retrieved 24 May 2024

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