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Taxon: Lotus subbiflorus Lag.

Genus: Lotus
Family: Fabaceae (alt. Leguminosae) subfamily: Faboideae tribe: Loteae. Also placed in: Papilionaceae
Nomen number: 313868
Place of publication: Varied. Ci. 2(4):213. 1805
Comment: non Lotus subbiflorus auct. nonn. (= L. castellanus Boiss. & Reut.)
Name verified on: 29-Jun-1988 by ARS Systematic Botanists. Last updated: 08-Jan-2007
Species priority site is: Western Regional PI Station (W6).
Accessions: 2 in National Plant Germplasm System.
  • all available ) NPGS accessions. or .
  • all available ) NPGS accessions by country.
  • Check PlantSearch database of Botanic Gardens Conservation International for possible non-NPGS germplasm.

See also subordinate taxa:

Common names:

  • hairy bird's-foot trefoil   (Source: BSBI ) – English

Distributional range:

    Macaronesia: Portugal - Azores, Madeira Islands
    Northern Africa: Algeria [n.]; Libya [n.e.]; Morocco; Tunisia
    Western Asia: Israel; Turkey [w. (rare)]
    Northern Europe: Ireland; United Kingdom [s.w.]
    Southeastern Europe: Former Yugoslavia; Greece [incl. Crete (rare)]; Italy [incl. Sardinia, Sicily]
    Southwestern Europe: France [incl. Corsica]; Portugal; Spain [incl. Baleares]


  • Botanical Society of the British Isles. BSBI taxon database (on-line resource).
  • Greuter, W. et al., eds. 1984–. Med-Checklist. [= L. hispidus DC.].
  • Heyn, C. C. 1970. Studies in Lotus. III. The L. angustissimus group. Israel J. Bot. 19:280–284. [= L. castellanus Boiss. & Reut., non L.].
  • Jessop, J. P. & H. R. Toelken, eds. 1986. Flora of South Australia, ed. 4. [introd.].
  • Kirkbride, J. H., Jr. 1999. Lotus systematics and distribution. Special Publ. Crop Sci. Soc. Amer. 28:13.
  • Laínz, M. 1973. Lotus subbiflorus Lag. et L. castellanus Boiss. & Reut.: feliciter, binomina in consueto usu retinenda. Candollea 28:13–14.
  • Lassen, P. 1987. Lotus. In: W. Greuter and T. Raus (ed.), Med-Checklist notulae, 14. Willdenowia 16:445.
  • Lock, J. M. 1989. Legumes of Africa: a checklist.
  • Pignatti, S. 1982. Flora d'Italia.
  • Silva, L. et al. 2005. Listagem da fauna e flora terrestres dos Açores. Lista des plantas vasculares (Pteridophyta e Spermatophyta).
  • Smythies, B. E. 1984–1986. Flora of Spain and the Balearic Islands: checklist of vascular plants. Englera 3:1-882.
  • Tutin, T. G. et al., eds. 1964–1980. Flora europaea.


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Images or nodulation data:

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Germplasm Resources Information Network - (GRIN) [Online Database].
National Germplasm Resources Laboratory, Beltsville, Maryland.
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