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*Lotus Linnaeus. Birdsfoot-trefoil.

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A genus of about 120-130 species, annual and perennial herbs and shrubs, of temperate Eurasia. New World taxa often referred to Lotus are not closely related to Lotus, and should be segregated (Degtjareva et al 2006; Allan & Porter 2000).

Ref: Allan & Porter (2000); Degtjareva et al. (2006); Grant & Small (1996); Isely (1981); Isely (1998); Kramina et al. (2018). Show full citations.

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