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


Species formerly included in Dorycnium include:


  1. ^ 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, doi:10.2307/2656839, JSTOR 2656839, PMID 11118424
  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.