1. Family: Fabaceae Lindl.
    1. Genus: Lotus L.
      1. Lotus subdigitatus Boutique

        This species is accepted, and its native range is DR Congo to Tanzania.

    [FTEA]

    Leguminosae, J. B. Gillett, R. M. Polhill & B. Verdcourt. Flora of Tropical East Africa. 1971

    Habit
    Perennial, the ± erect herbaceous shoots springing up annually after fires from a massive woody rootstock; stems subglabrous, the few hairs appressed.
    Leaves
    Leaf-rhachis absent or almost so; leaflets about 3 times as long as wide, the 3 terminal oblanceolate, the 2 basal ± oblong, asymmetric at the base, appressed pubescent beneath.
    Inflorescences
    Umbels up to 7-flowered; peduncle up to 7 cm. long, pubescent towards the top, the hairs up to 0·5 mm. long, slightly spreading; bract 1-foliolate; pedicels pubescent,± 2 mm. long.
    Calyx
    Calyx appressed pubescent; tube 3 mm. long overall, 1 mm. below and 2 mm. above the insertion of the stamens; teeth oblong-triangular, up to 3 mm. long (in the Flora area), the 2 upper wider than the others.
    Corolla
    Corolla white (or, in the Flora area, yellow) marked with red; standard ± 10 by 7 mm., ± 1 mm. longer than the wings.
    Filaments
    Filament-sheath ± 5 mm., free parts 2·5 and 4 mm. long.
    Pistil
    Ovary ± 5 mm. long, ± 29-ovulate; style ± 5 mm. long.
    Fruits
    Fruit unknown.
    Figures
    Fig. 146/15, p. 1046.
    Habitat
    Sandy burnt grassland overlying rock; 1700 m.; rainfall ± 900 mm.
    Distribution
    T4
    [ILDIS]

    International Legume Database and Information Service

    Conservation
    Not Threatened
    Ecology
    Africa: Zambezian woodland, Zambezian grassland
    Habit
    Perennial, Not climbing, Herb

    Distribution

    Native to:

    Tanzania, Zaïre

    Lotus subdigitatus Boutique appears in other Kew resources:

    First published in Bull. Jard. Bot. État Bruxelles 23: 234 (1953)

    Accepted by

    • Lock, J.M. (1989). Legumes of Africa a check-list: 1-619. Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.

    Literature

    Kew Backbone Distributions
    • Lock, J.M. (1989). Legumes of Africa a check-list: 1-619. Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.
    Flora of Tropical East Africa
    • Gillett in Kew Bulletin 13: 373 (1958).
    • Boutique in Bulletin du Jardin Botanique de l'État a Bruxelles 23: 234 (1953)
    • Boutique in Flore du Congo Belge et du Ruanda-Urundi, 4: 304, fig. 20/E (1953).
    International Legume Database and Information Service
    • Gillett, J. B. et al. (1971). Papilionoideae. In: Fl. Trop. E. Africa, Milne-Redhead & Polhill
    • Robyns, W. (Ed.) (1953). Flore Du Congo Belge 4. Genisteae, Sophoreae.

    Sources

    Flora of Tropical East Africa
    Flora of Tropical East Africa
    http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0

    International Legume Database and Information Service
    International Legume Database and Information Service (ILDIS) V10.39 Nov 2011
    http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0

    Kew Backbone Distributions
    The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families 2019. Published on the Internet at http://www.ipni.org and http://apps.kew.org/wcsp/
    © Copyright 2017 World Checklist of Selected Plant Families. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0

    Kew Names and Taxonomic Backbone
    The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families 2019. Published on the Internet at http://www.ipni.org and http://apps.kew.org/wcsp/
    © Copyright 2017 International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0