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Lotus  L.
Taxonomic Serial No.: 26361

(Download Help) Lotus TSN 26361

 Taxonomy and Nomenclature
       
  Kingdom: Plantae  
  Taxonomic Rank: Genus  
  Synonym(s): Tetragonolobus Scop.
 
  Common Name(s): trefoil [English]
 
    deervetch [English]
 
       
  Taxonomic Status:    
  Current Standing: accepted  
       
  Data Quality Indicators:    
  Record Credibility Rating: verified - standards met  
  Global Species Completeness: partial   
  Latest Record Review: 2011   
       

 Taxonomic Hierarchy
       
 KingdomPlantae  – plantes, Planta, Vegetal, plants  
    SubkingdomViridiplantae  – green plants  
       InfrakingdomStreptophyta  – land plants  
          SuperdivisionEmbryophyta   
             DivisionTracheophyta  – vascular plants, tracheophytes  
                SubdivisionSpermatophytina  – spermatophytes, seed plants, phanérogames  
                   ClassMagnoliopsida   
                      SuperorderRosanae   
                         OrderFabales   
                            FamilyFabaceae  – peas, legumes  
                               GenusLotus L. – trefoil, deervetch  
    Direct Children:  
                                  Species Lotus alpinus (Ser.) Schleich. ex Ramond  
                                  Species Lotus angustissimus L. – slender bird's-foot trefoil 
                                  Species Lotus arabicus L.  
                                  Species Lotus arenarius Brot.  
                                  Species Lotus chihuahuanus (S. Watson) Greene  
                                  Species Lotus collinus (Boiss.) Heldr.  
                                  Species Lotus conimbricensis Brot.  
                                  Species Lotus conjugatus L.  
                                  Species Lotus corniculatus L. – bird's-foot trefoil, birdsfoot trefoil, garden bird's-foot-trefoil, garden birdsfoot trefoil, bloomfell, cat's clover, crowtoes, ground honeysuckle, birdfoot deervetch 
                                  Species Lotus creticus L. – Cretan trefoil 
                                  Species Lotus cytisoides L.  
                                  Species Lotus discolor E. Mey.  
                                  Species Lotus edulis L.  
                                  Species Lotus gebelia Vent.  
                                  Species Lotus glareosus Boiss. & Reut.  
                                  Species Lotus glaucus Aiton  
                                  Species Lotus glinoides Delile  
                                  Species Lotus halophilus Boiss. & Spruner  
                                  Species Lotus hillebrandii Christ  
                                  Species Lotus krylovii Schischkin & Sergievskaja – Krylov's birdsfoot trefoil 
                                  Species Lotus lancerottensis Webb & Berthel.  
                                  Species Lotus macrotrichus Boiss.  
                                  Species Lotus maritimus L.  
                                  Species Lotus maroccanus Ball  
                                  Species Lotus ornithopodioides L.  
                                  Species Lotus palaestinus (Boiss. & Blanche) Blatt.  
                                  Species Lotus palustris Willd.  
                                  Species Lotus parviflorus Desf. – smallflower bird's-foot trefoil 
                                  Species Lotus peregrinus L.  
                                  Species Lotus preslii Ten.  
                                  Species Lotus purpureus Webb  
                                  Species Lotus sessilifolius DC.  
                                  Species Lotus strictus Fisch. & C.A. Mey.  
                                  Species Lotus subbiflorus Lag. – hairy bird's-foot trefoil 
                                  Species Lotus tenuis Waldst. & Kit. ex Willd. – narrowleaf bird's-foot trefoil, narrowleaf birdsfoot trefoil 
                                  Species Lotus tetragonolobus L. – winged pea 
                                  Species Lotus uliginosus Schkuhr – loto de los pantanos, greater bird's-foot trefoil, big trefoil 
                                  Species Lotus weilleri Maire  
       

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  Source: Fabaceae of North America Update, database (version 2011)  
  Acquired: 2011   
  Notes: Updated for ITIS by the Flora of North America Expertise Network, in connection with an update for USDA PLANTS (2007-2010)   
  Reference for: Lotus   
       
  Source: NODC Taxonomic Code, database (version 8.0)  
  Acquired: 1996   
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  Reference for: Lotus   
       
  Source: The PLANTS Database, database (version 4.0.4)  
  Acquired: 1996   
  Notes: National Plant Data Center, NRCS, USDA. Baton Rouge, LA 70874-4490 USA. http://plants.usda.gov   
  Reference for: Lotus   
       
  Source: The PLANTS Database, database (version 5.1.1)  
  Acquired: 2000   
  Notes: National Plant Data Center, NRCS, USDA. Baton Rouge, LA 70874-4490 USA. http://plants.usda.gov   
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