1. Family: Fabaceae Lindl.
    1. Genus: Lotus L.
      1. Lotus arabicus Sol. ex L.

        This species is accepted, and its native range is Sahara to S. Africa and NW. India.

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    Conservation
    Not Threatened
    Habit
    Annual, Not climbing, Herb
    [ILDIS]

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    Conservation
    Insufficiently known
    Habit
    Annual, Not climbing, Herb

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    Distribution

    Native to:

    Angola, Cameroon, Chad, Djibouti, Egypt, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Gambia, Gulf States, India, Malawi, Mali, Mauritania, Mozambique, Niger, Nigeria, Northern Provinces, Saudi Arabia, Senegal, Sudan, Tanzania, Zambia, Zimbabwe

    Lotus arabicus Sol. ex L. appears in other Kew resources:

    Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
    Aug 24, 1995 Boissier, E. [1846], Egypt K000459812
    Jan 20, 1982 Sharland, R.E. [1672], Nigeria K000459806
    Jan 1, 1972 s.coll. [299], Mauritania K000459810
    Jan 1, 1967 Wilde, W.J.J.O. de [5816], Sudan K000459800
    Jan 1, 1967 Wilde, W.J.J.O. de [5667], Sudan K000459801
    Jan 1, 1958 Gossweiler, J. [31], Angola K001307228
    Jan 1, 1958 Welwitsch [1899], Angola K000226753 Unknown type material
    Jan 1, 1952 Jackson, J.K. [2171], Sudan K000459803
    Jul 6, 1951 Whellan, J.A. [236], Mozambique K000459819
    Drummond, R.B. [5787], Zimbabwe K000459817
    Drummond, R.B. [7618], Mozambique K000459821
    Bullock, A.A. [3461], Tanzania K000459795
    Bullock, A.A. [3461], Tanzania K000459796
    Dalziel, J.M. [46], Nigeria K000459807
    Davies, R.M. [2171], Zimbabwe K000459816
    Phipps, J.B. [753], Zimbabwe K000459818
    Wickens, G.E. [2896], Sudan K000459799
    Thulin, M. [474], Tanzania K000459797
    Thulin, M. [833], Tanzania K000459798
    Collenette, J.S. [8709], Djibouti K000459804
    Andrews [210], Sudan K000459802
    Wild, H. [2580], Mozambique K000459814
    Wild, H. [2580], Mozambique K000459815
    Torre, A.R. [6801], Mozambique K000459813
    Anderson, B. [992], Kenya K000459794
    Frith [281], Gambia K000459809
    Roberty, G. [16846], Senegal K000459808
    Seagrief, S.C. [3081], Malawi K000459822
    Bonny [16], Cameroon K000459811
    Evans, J.B.P. [s.n.], South Africa K000459823
    Davey, J.T. [566], Mali K000459805
    Methuen, L.o.r.d. [260], Mozambique K000459820

    First published in Mant. Pl.: 104 (1767)

    Accepted by

    • Darbyshire, I., Kordofani, M., Farag, I., Candiga, R. & Pickering, H. (eds.) (2015). The Plants of Sudan and South Sudan: 1-400. Kew publishing, Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.
    • Dobignard, A. & Chatelain, C. (2012). Index synonymique de la flore d'Afrique du nord 4: 1-431. Éditions des conservatoire et jardin botaniques, Genève.
    • Figueiredo, E. & Smith, G.F. (2008). Plants of Angola Strelitzia 22: 1-279. National Botanical Institute, Pretoria.
    • Pope, G.V., Polhill, R.N. & Martins, E.S. (eds.) (2003). Flora Zambesiaca 3(7): 1-274. Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.
    • Kumar, S. & Sane, P.V. (2003). Legumes of South Asia. A Checklist: 1-536. Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.
    • Jongbloed, M., Western, R.A. & Boer, B. (2000). Annotated Check-list for plants in the U.A.E.: 1-90. Zodiac Publishing, Dubai.
    • Boulos, L. (1999). Flora of Egypt 1: 1-419. Al Hadara Publishing, Cairo.
    • Barry, J. P. & Celles, J.S. (1991). Flore de Mauritanie 1: 1-359. Centre Regional de Documentation Pedagogique, Nice.
    • Jones, M. (1991). A checklist of Gambian plants: 1-33. Michael Jones, The Gambia College.
    • Hedberg, I. & Edwards, S. (eds.) (1989 publ. 1990). Flora of Ethiopia and Eritrea 3: 1-659. The National Herbarium, Addis Ababa University, Ethiopia & The Department of Systematic Botany, Upps.
    • Milgahid, A.M. (1989). Flora of Saudi Arabia, ed. 3, 2: 1-282. University Libraries, King Saud University, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.
    • Boudet, G., Lebrun, J.P. & Demange, R. (1986). Catalogue des plantes vasculaires du Mali: 1-465. Etudes d'Elevage et de Médecine Vétérinaire des Pays Tropicaux.
    • Peyre de Fabregues, B. & Lebrun, J.-P. (1976). Catalogue des Plantes Vascularies du Niger: 1-433. Institut d' Elevage et de Médecine Vétérinaire des Pays Tropicaux, Maisons Alfort.

    Literature

    Kew Backbone Distributions
    • Darbyshire, I., Kordofani, M., Farag, I., Candiga, R. & Pickering, H. (eds.) (2015). The Plants of Sudan and South Sudan: 1-400. Kew publishing, Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.
    • Figueiredo, E. & Smith, G.F. (2008). Plants of Angola Strelitzia 22: 1-279. National Botanical Institute, Pretoria.
    • Pope, G.V., Polhill, R.N. & Martins, E.S. (eds.) (2003). Flora Zambesiaca 3(7): 1-274. Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.
    • Kumar, S. & Sane, P.V. (2003). Legumes of South Asia. A Checklist: 1-536. Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.
    • Jongbloed, M., Western, R.A. & Boer, B. (2000). Annotated Check-list for plants in the U.A.E.: 1-90. Zodiac Publishing, Dubai.
    • Boulos, L. (1999). Flora of Egypt 1: 1-419. Al Hadara Publishing, Cairo.
    • Audru, J., Cesar, J. & Lebrun, J.-P. (1994). Les Plantes Vasculaires de la République de Djibouti. Flore Illustrée 1: 1-336. CIRAD, Départerment d'Elevage et de Médecine vétérinaire, Djibouti.
    • Barry, J. P. & Celles, J.S. (1991). Flore de Mauritanie 1: 1-359. Centre Regional de Documentation Pedagogique, Nice.
    • Jones, M. (1991). A checklist of Gambian plants: 1-33. Michael Jones, The Gambia College.
    • Lock, J.M. (1989). Legumes of Africa a check-list: 1-619. Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.
    • Milgahid, A.M. (1989). Flora of Saudi Arabia, ed. 3, 2: 1-282. University Libraries, King Saud University, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.
    • Boudet, G., Lebrun, J.P. & Demange, R. (1986). Catalogue des plantes vasculaires du Mali: 1-465. Etudes d'Elevage et de Médecine Vétérinaire des Pays Tropicaux.
    • Peyre de Fabregues, B. & Lebrun, J.-P. (1976). Catalogue des Plantes Vascularies du Niger: 1-433. Institut d' Elevage et de Médecine Vétérinaire des Pays Tropicaux, Maisons Alfort.
    • Quézel, P. (1958). Mission Botanique au Tibesti: 1-357. Université d'Alger.

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