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Common name

English: Greater Birdsfoot Trefoil

German: Sumpf-Hornklee

Portuguese: Erva-coalheira

Classification

Kingdom: Plantae (2597)

  Phylum: Tracheophyta (2496)

    Class: Magnoliopsida (2110)

      Order: Fabales (237)

        Family: Fabaceae (237)(family description)

          Genus: Lotus (4)

            Epithet: pedunculatus Cav. (1)

Synonyms: Lotus granadensis Zert., Lotus uliginosus Schk.

granadensis => from New Granada (old name of Colombia)

pedunculatus => stalked, with peduncle

uliginosus => growing in swamps or marshes

Characteristics

Climate: sub-tropical

Habitat: mesophytic

Habit: herb

Flower colour: red, yellow

External links

Check for Lotus pedunculatus at

World Flora Online, GBIF or IPNI

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