Lotus tetragonolobus

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Lotus tetragonolobus
Lotus tetragonolobus


Taxonavigation: Fabales 
Classification System: APG IV

Superregnum: Eukaryota
Regnum: Plantae
Cladus: Angiosperms
Cladus: Eudicots
Cladus: Core eudicots
Cladus: Rosids
Cladus: Eurosids I
Ordo: Fabales

Familia: Fabaceae
Subfamilia: Faboideae
Tribus: Loteae
Genus: Lotus
Species: Lotus tetragonolobus


Lotus tetragonolobus L., 1753


  • Lotus palaestinus (Boiss.) Holmboe
  • Lotus purpureus (Moench) E.H.L.Krause
  • Lotus tetraptera Stokes
  • Scandalida rubra Medik.
  • Scandalida tetragonoloba (L.) Medik.
  • Tetragonolobus edulis Link
  • Tetragonolobus palaestinus Boiss.
  • Tetragonolobus purpureus Moench
  • Tetragonolobus purpureus subsp. palaestinus (Boiss.) Ponert
  • Tetragonolobus tetragonolobus (L.) Asch. & Graebn.


Native distribution areas:
  • Continental: Africa
    • Regional: Northern Africa
      • Algeria, Egypt, Libya, Morocco, Tunisia
    • Regional: Macaronesia
      • Cape Verde
  • Continental: Europe
    • Regional: Southwestern Europe
      • Baleares, Corse, Sardegna, Spain
    • Regional: Southeastern Europe
      • Greece, Italy, Krym, Sicilia, Ukraine
  • Continental: Asia-Temperate
    • Regional: Western Asia
      • Cyprus, East Aegean Is., Lebanon-Syria, Palestine, Sinai, Turkey
  • Introduced into:
    • Baltic States, Canary Is., Czechoslovakia, France, New South Wales, Portugal, Victoria

References: Brummitt, R.K. 2001. TDWG – World Geographical Scheme for Recording Plant Distributions, 2nd Edition


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Vernacular names[edit]

English: asparagus-pea, winged pea
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