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Taxon: Lotus tenuis Waldst. & Kit. ex Willd.

 
Genus: Lotus
Family: Fabaceae (alt.Leguminosae)
Subfamily: Faboideae
Tribe: Loteae
Nomen number: 22744
Place of publication: Enum. pl. 2:797. 1809
Link to protologue:
Name Verified on: 04-Nov-2006 by ARS Systematic Botanists. Last Changed: 02-Oct-2017
Species priority site is: Western Regional PI Station (W6)
Accessions: 76 (72 active, 98 available) in National Plant Germplasm System (GoogleMap)

Synonyms:

Common names:

  • narrow-leaf bird's-foot trefoil  (Source: BSBI) - English
  • narrow-leaf trefoil  (Source: World Econ Pl) - English
  • slender trefoil  (Source: Food Feed Crops US) - English
  • watari-miyakogusa  (Source: F Japan) - Japanese Rōmaji
  • xi ye bai mai gen  (Source: F ChinaEng) - Transcribed Chinese
  • lâdvenec tonkij  (Source: F Armenia) - Transliterated Russian

Economic Importance:

  • Animal food: forage (grazing); forage (grazing)

Distributional Range:

    Native

    Africa
    • NORTHERN AFRICA: Egypt, Libya (n.), Morocco

    Asia-Temperate
    • WESTERN ASIA: Afghanistan, Iran, Iraq, Israel, Lebanon, Syria
    • CAUCASUS: Azerbaijan
    • SIBERIA: Russian Federation [Gorno-Altay, Khakassia, Tuva, Altay, Krasnoyarsk, Novosibirsk, Omsk]
    • MIDDLE ASIA: Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan
    • MONGOLIA: Mongolia

    Asia-Tropical
    • INDIAN SUBCONTINENT: Pakistan

    Europe
    • NORTHERN EUROPE: Denmark, Sweden, United Kingdom
    • MIDDLE EUROPE: Austria, Belgium, Czechoslovakia, Germany, Hungary, Netherlands, Poland, Switzerland
    • EASTERN EUROPE: Moldova, Russian Federation, [Kalmykia, Volgograd] Ukraine (incl. Krym)
    • SOUTHEASTERN EUROPE: Albania, Bulgaria, Former Yugoslavia, Greece (incl. Crete), Italy (incl. Sardinia, Sicily), Romania
    • SOUTHWESTERN EUROPE: France (incl. Corsica), Portugal, Spain (incl. Baleares)


    Cultivated (also cult.)

    Naturalized (natzd. elsewhere)

References:

  1. Afonin, A. N., S. L. Greene, N. I. Dzyubenko, & A. N. Frolov, eds. Interactive agricultural ecological atlas of Russia and neighboring countries. Economic plants and their diseases, pests and weeds (on-line resource). (AgroAtlas)
  2. Ali, S. I. & S. M. H. Jafri, eds. Flora of Libya. (F Libya)
  3. Botanical Society of the British Isles BSBI taxon database (on-line resource). (BSBI)
  4. Brummitt, R. K. 2005. Report of the Committee for Spermatophyta: 57 (Taxon) 54:1094.
  5. Chrtková-Žertová, A. 1972. Studien über die tschechoslowakischen Arten der Gattung Lotus L. V. Lotus tenuis Waldst. et Kit. ex Willd. (Preslia) 44:131-139.
  6. Cronquist, A. et al. Intermountain flora. (Intermt F)
  7. Davis, P. H., ed. Flora of Turkey and the east Aegean islands. (F Turk)
  8. Duke, J. A. Handbook of legumes of world economic importance. 1981 (Leg WorldEc)
  9. Euro+Med Editorial Committee Euro+Med Plantbase: the information resource for Euro-Mediterranean plant diversity (on-line resource). (EuroMed Plantbase)
  10. Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) 2010. Ecocrop (on-line resource). (Ecocrop)
  11. Grant, W. F. & E. Small 1996. The origin of the Lotus corniculatus (Fabaceae) complex: a synthesis of diverse evidence Canad. J. Bot. 74:975-989.
  12. Isely, D. 1981. Leguminosae of the United States. III. Subfamily Papilionoideae: tribes Sophoreae, Podalyrieae, and Loteae Mem. New York Bot. Gard. 25(3):198.
  13. Iwatsuki, K. et al. Flora of Japan. (F Japan)
  14. Jeelani, S. M. et al. 2011. IAPT/IOPB data 12 (Taxon) 60:1788.
  15. Kartesz, J. T. A synonymized checklist of the vascular flora of the United States, Canada, and Greenland. (L US Can ed2)
  16. Kirkbride, J. H., Jr. 2006. The scientific name of narrow-leaf trefoil Crop Sci. (Madison) 46:2169-2170.
  17. Kirkbride, J. H., Jr. 1995. (1165) Proposal to reject the name Lotus glaber Mill. (Leguminosae) (Taxon) 44:423-424.
  18. Kirkbride, J. H., Jr. 1999. Lotus systematics and distribution Special Publ. Crop Sci. Soc. Amer. 28:11.
  19. Kramina, T. E. et al. 2016. Phylogeny of Lotus (Leguminosae: Loteae): partial incongruence between nrITS, nrETS and plastid markers and biogeographic implications (Taxon) 65:997-1018.
  20. Lock, J. M. Legumes of Africa: a checklist. 1989 (Leg Africa)
  21. Markle, G. M. et al., eds. Food and feed crops of the United States, ed. 2. 1998 (Food Feed Crops US)
  22. Mouterde, P. Nouvelle flore du Liban et de la Syrie. (F Liban)
  23. Nasir, E. & S. I. Ali, eds. Flora of [West] Pakistan. (F Pak)
  24. Negri, V. & F. Veronesi 1989. Evidence for the existence of 2n gametes in Lotus tenuis Wald. et Kit. (2n=2x=12): their relevance in evolution and breeding of Lotus corniculatus L. (2n=4x=24) Theor. Appl. Genet. 78:400-404.
  25. Pignatti, S. Flora d'Italia. (F Ital)
  26. Porcher, M. H. et al. Searchable World Wide Web Multilingual Multiscript Plant Name Database (MMPND) (on-line resource). (Pl Names)
  27. Rechinger, K. H., ed. Flora iranica. (F Iran)
  28. Smythies, B. E. Flora of Spain and the Balearic Islands: checklist of vascular plants. Englera 3:1-882. (L Spain)
  29. Takhtajan, A. L., ed. Flora Armenii. (F Armenia)
  30. Townsend, C. C. & E. Guest Flora of Iraq. (F Iraq)
  31. Tutin, T. G. et al., eds. Flora europaea. (F Eur)
  32. Vignolio, O. R. et al. 2016. Reproductive developments of Lotus tenuis (Fabaceae) crop defoliated at different times and intensities Amer. J. Pl. Sci. 7:1180-1191.
  33. Wu Zheng-yi & P. H. Raven et al., eds. Flora of China (English edition). (F ChinaEng)
  34. Zohary, M. & N. Feinbrun-Dothan Flora palaestina. (F Palest)

Check other web resources for Lotus tenuis Waldst. & Kit. ex Willd. :

  • Flora Europaea: Database of European Plants (ESFEDS)
  • Flora of China: Online version from Harvard University
  • ILDIS: International Legume Database & Information Service
  • Mansfeld: Mansfeld's World Databas of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops
  • ePIC: Electronic Plant Information Centre of Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew
  • AGRICOLA: Article Citation Database or NAL Catalog of USDA's National Agricultural Library
  • Entrez: NCBI's search engine for PubMed citations, GenBank sequences, etc.
  • PubAg: USDA's National Agricultural Library database of full-text journal articles and citations on the agricultural sciences.

Images:

  • Seed: U.S. National Seed Herbarium image
  • Seed: U.S. National Seed Herbarium image

Cite as: USDA, Agricultural Research Service, National Plant Germplasm System. 2018. Germplasm Resources Information Network (GRIN-Taxonomy).
National Germplasm Resources Laboratory, Beltsville, Maryland. URL: https://npgsweb.ars-grin.gov/gringlobal/taxonomydetail.aspx?id=22744. Accessed 13 December 2018.