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Pakistan | Family List | Papilionaceae | Lotus

Lotus schimperi Steud., Nom. 2nd ed. 2:75. 1841. nomen nudum, ex Boiss., Fl. Or. 2:170. 1872; Gillett & Bullock in Kew Bull. 13:255. 1958; Ali in Pak. J. Bot. 3:27. 1972 (for 1971).

  • Lotus compactus Chrtkova-Zertova

    Prostrate herb, almost radially branched. Branches scantily pubescent, hairs spreading. Leaf trifoliolate, rachis 1-5 mm long. Leaflets up to 10 mm long, up to 5 mm broad, obovate, obtuse to truncate, glabrous above, scantily hairy below; stipules foliaceous, generally smaller than the leaflets. Flowers 1-4, sessile to subsessile in the leaf axils. Calyx 3-4 mm long, pubescent, teeth subequal, c. 1.5 mm long. Vexillum c. 4-4.5 mm long. Fruit 9-12 mm long, c. 2 mm broad, glabrous, 8-12-seeded; valves persistent, curling spirally after dehiscence.

    Fl.Per.: March.

    Lectotype: ‘In planitie deserti prope Dscheddam, 14 et 28.1.1837, W. Schimper 844 (G-not seen; Iso, K).

    Distribution: Pakistan (Makran); Persian coast; Arabia; Egypt; Sudan; Eritrea and Socotra.


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