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Habit: Annual, perennial herb, unarmed. Leaf: generally odd-1-pinnate; stipules gland-like, reduced to bumps, or inconspicuous; leaflets 3--9, lower 2 in stipular position or not, others +- palmately arranged. Inflorescence: umbel or 1--3-flowered, axillary, peduncled, bract 1--3-parted. Flower: corolla generally yellow, in age darkening; 9 filaments fused, 1 free. Fruit: dehiscent, exserted from calyx, linear to narrowly oblong, +- beaked. Seed: few to several.
Species In Genus: +- 125 species: Europe, Africa, to eastern Asia, Australia, New Caledonia; cultivated as forage, ground cover, ornamental. Etymology: (Greek: derivation unclear) Note: Other taxa in TJM (1993) moved to Acmispon and Hosackia.
eFlora Treatment Author: Luc Brouillet
Jepson Online Interchange
Key to LotusPrevious taxon: Lens culinaris
Next taxon: Lotus angustissimus
Citation for this treatment: Luc Brouillet 2016. Lotus, in Jepson Flora Project (eds.) Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/cgi-bin/get_IJM.pl?tid=9369, accessed on October 27, 2016.
Citation for the whole project: Jepson Flora Project (eds.) 2016. Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/IJM.html, accessed on October 27, 2016.