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Lotus pedunculatus Cav. / Infraspecifics: Lotus pedunculatus ssp.  pedunculatus // Heterotypic Synonyms: Lotus uliginosus Schkuhr, it is a perennial plant of 30-80 cm, glabrescent or hairy, with a creeping-stoloniferous stem, stems hollow, erect or ascending. Leaflets obovate in corner, glaucous below, stipules oval. Yellow flowers, greening on drying, 6-12 on thick peduncles 3-4 times longer than the leaf. Calyx bell-shaped, with equal teeth, spread or reflexed before flowering, lanceolate-linear, equal to the tube. obovate wings, with an almost straight lower edge covering the slightly curved hull at a very obtuse angle. Pods 20-30 mm , linear, cylindrical, straight.  Life Form: Ch,   Flowering in: Mar-May Mar-May,   Vern:—————,   Phytochoria: ES+MED, The native range of this species is Macaronesia, N. Africa, Europe to Türkiye.   Notes: Wild in Libya.

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Distribution in Libya
Al-Jafarah Plain Jabal Nafusa
Reported from Tajura by Keith Reported from Tarhuna by Keith


Bibliographic references:  
First: Encyclopedia Flora of Libyan:  
Jafri, S.M.H. & El-Gadi, A. (1980) Flora of Libya, Fabaceae Vol.  (86) Department of Botany, Al-Faateh Univ., Tripoli, Libya.
Second: Researches and PhD theses, master theses, Sorted by Newest: pdf files