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Dorycnium pentaphyllum
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Eudicots
(unranked): Rosids
Order: Fabales
Family: Fabaceae
Subfamily: Faboideae
Tribe: Loteae
Genus: Dorycnium

Dorycnium is a genus in the pea family, found in the Mediterranean and the Canary Islands. It is now considered a synonym of Lotus.[1][2][3]


Dorycnium comprises the following species:[4][5][6][1]

Species names with uncertain taxonomic status[edit]

The status of the following species is unresolved:[6]

  • Dorycnium affine Jord.
  • Dorycnium ambiguum Poepp. ex Schltdl.
  • Dorycnium anatolicum Boiss. & Heldr.
  • Dorycnium argenteum Delile
  • Dorycnium bicknellianum Berger & Dinter
  • Dorycnium caucasicum Regel
  • Dorycnium cinerascens Jord. & Fourr.
  • Dorycnium collinum Jord. & Fourr.
  • Dorycnium corsicum Jordan ex Rouy & Fouc.
  • Dorycnium crantzii (Vis.) Brand
  • Dorycnium decumbens Jord.
  • Dorycnium diffusum Janka
  • Dorycnium dispermum Ser.
  • Dorycnium dolichocarpum Clavaud
  • Dorycnium dorycnium (L.) Asch. & Graebn.
  • Dorycnium dumulosum Jord. & Fourr.
  • Dorycnium elongatum Jord. & Fourr.
  • Dorycnium frutescens Jord. & Fourr.
  • Dorycnium fruticosum Pers.
  • Dorycnium hirtum Poepp. ex Bernh.
  • Dorycnium humile Jord. & Fourr.
  • Dorycnium iberecum Koehne
  • Dorycnium ibericum Willd.
  • Dorycnium implexum Jord. & Fourr.
  • Dorycnium insulare Jord. & Fourr.
  • Dorycnium kotschyanum Boiss.
  • Dorycnium kotschyi Boiss.
  • Dorycnium libanoticum Boiss.
  • Dorycnium lutescens Steud.
  • Dorycnium microcarpum Ser.
  • Dorycnium microphyllum Sweet
  • Dorycnium monspeliense Willd.
  • Dorycnium monspeliense M.Bieb.
  • Dorycnium parviflorum (Desf.) Ser.
  • Dorycnium procumbens Lapeyr.
  • Dorycnium pseudocytisus K.Koch
  • Dorycnium reesei Hub.-Mor.
  • Dorycnium sabaudum Rchb.
  • Dorycnium schimperi Jaub. & Spach
  • Dorycnium sphaerocarpum Clavaud
  • Dorycnium stenocladum Jord. & Fourr.
  • Dorycnium stenophyllum Schur
  • Dorycnium subbiflorum Ser.
  • Dorycnium tomentosum G.Don
  • Dorycnium torulosum C.Presl
  • Dorycnium vexillare Boiss.


  1. ^ a b Allan GJ, Porter JM. (2000), "Tribal delimitation and phylogenetic relationships of Loteae and Coronilleae (Faboideae: Fabaceae) with special reference to Lotus: evidence from nuclear ribosomal ITS sequences", American Journal of Botany, 87 (12): 1871–1881, JSTOR 2656839, PMID 11118424, doi:10.2307/2656839 
  2. ^ Degtjareva GV, Kramina TE, Sokoloff DD, Samigullin TH, Valiejo-Roman CM, Antonov AS. (2006). "Phylogeny of the genus Lotus (Leguminosae, Loteae): Evidence from nrITS sequences and morphology". Canadian Journal of Botany. 84 (5): 813–830. doi:10.1139/b06-035. 
  3. ^ Degtjareva GV, Kramina TE, Sokoloff DD, Samigullin TH, Sandral G, Valiejo-Roman CM. (2008). "New data on nrITS phylogeny of Lotus (Leguminosae, Loteae)". Wulfenia. 15: 35–49. 
  4. ^ "ILDIS LegumeWeb entry for Dorycnium". International Legume Database & Information Service. Cardiff School of Computer Science & Informatics. Retrieved 13 January 2017. 
  5. ^ USDA, ARS, National Genetic Resources Program. "GRIN species records of Dorycnium". Germplasm Resources Information Network—(GRIN) [Online Database]. National Germplasm Resources Laboratory, Beltsville, Maryland. Retrieved 13 January 2017. 
  6. ^ a b "The Plant List entry for Dorycnium". The Plant List. Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew and the Missouri Botanical Garden. 2013. Retrieved 13 January 2017.