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Genus: Lotononis

[= Boechenroedera]

Life > eukaryotes > Archaeoplastida > Chloroplastida > Charophyta > Streptophytina > Plantae (land plants) > Tracheophyta (vascular plants) > Euphyllophyta > Lignophyta (woody plants) > Spermatophyta (seed plants) > Angiospermae (flowering plants) > Eudicotyledons > Core Eudicots > Rosids > Eurosid I > Fabales > Family: Fabaceae > Subfamily: Papilionoideae

About 150 species, mainly African, extending to the Mediterranean and to Pakistan. Almost all the species (142) are native to southern Africa.

Species native to southern Africa

List from Plants of southern Africa - an online checklist (SANBI), Flora of Zimbabwe and Flora of Mozambique.

Lotononis acocksii


Lotononis acuminata

Lotononis acuticarpa


Lotononis acutiflora


Lotononis adpressa


Lotononis affinis


Lotononis alpina

[= Buchenroedera gracilis, Buchenroedera multiflora]


Lotononis amajubica

[= Buchenroedera amajubica]


Lotononis anthyllopsis


Lotononis arenicola


Lotononis argentea


Lotononis arida


Lotononis azurea


Lotononis azureoides


Lotononis bachmanniana


Lotononis bainesii


Lotononis benthamiana


Lotononis bolusii


Lotononis brachyantha


Lotononis bracteosa


Lotononis brevicaulis


Lotononis burchellii


Lotononis caerulescens

 [= Buchenroedera glabriflora]


Lotononis calycina


Lotononis carinata


Lotononis carnea


Lotononis carnosa

[= Buchenroedera pauciflora]


Lotononis complanata


Lotononis comptonii


Lotononis corymbosa

Lotononis crumanina


Lotononis curtii


Lotononis dahlgrenii


Lotononis decumbens


Lotononis densa


Lotononis dichiloides


Lotononis difformis


Lotononis digitata


Lotononis dissitinodis


Lotononis divaricata


Lotononis elongata


Lotononis eriantha


Lotononis eriocarpa

[= Buchenroedera biflora]


Lotononis esterhuyseniana


Lotononis evansiana


Lotononis exstipulata


Lotononis falcata


Lotononis fastigiata


Lotononis filiformis


Lotononis foliosa


Lotononis fruticoides


Lotononis furcata


Lotononis galpinii

[= Buchenroedera sparsiflora]


Lotononis glabra


Lotononis glabrescens

[= Buchenroedera glabrescens]


Lotononis globulosa


Lotononis gracilifolia


Lotononis grandis


Lotononis harveyi


Lotononis hirsuta

Lotononis holosericea

[= Buchenroedera holosericea]


Lotononis involucrata


Lotononis jacottetii


Lotononis lamprifolia


Lotononis lanceolata


Lotononis laticeps


Lotononis laxa


Lotononis lenticula


Lotononis leptoloba


Lotononis linearifolia


Lotononis listii

Lotononis longicephala


Lotononis longiflora


Lotononis lotononoides

[= Buchenroedera lotononoides]


Lotononis macrocarpa


Lotononis macrosepala


Lotononis maculata


Lotononis magnifica

Lotononis marlothii


Lotononis maximiliani

Lotononis meyeri

[= Buchenroedera meyeri, Buchenroedera umbellata]


Lotononis micrantha


Lotononis minima


Lotononis minor


Lotononis mirabilis


Lotononis mollis


Lotononis monophylla


Lotononis mucronata


Lotononis nutans


Lotononis oligocephala


Lotononis oxyptera


Lotononis pachycarpa


Lotononis pallens


Lotononis pallidirosea


Lotononis pariflora


Lotononis parviflora


Lotononis pentaphylla


Lotononis perplexa


Lotononis platycarpa


Lotononis plicata


Lotononis polycephala


Lotononis pottiae


Lotononis procumbens


Lotononis prolifera


Lotononis prostrata


Lotononis pulchella

[= Buchenroedera tenuifolia]


Lotononis pulchra


Lotononis pumila


Lotononis pungens


Lotononis purpurescens


Lotononis pusilla


Lotononis quinata


Lotononis rabenaviana


Lotononis racemiflora


Lotononis rigida


Lotononis rosea


Lotononis rostrata


Lotononis sabulosa


Lotononis schoenfelderi


Lotononis schreiberi


Lotononis sericophylla


Lotononis serpentinicola

Recorded from Zimbabwe.


Lotononis solitudinis


Lotononis sparsiflora


Lotononis spicata


Lotononis stenophylla


Lotononis stipulosa


Lotononis stricta

 [= Buchenroedera griquana]


Lotononis strigillosa


Lotononis subulata


Lotononis sutherlandii


Lotononis tenella


Lotononis tenuis


Lotononis trichodes

[= Buchenroedera trichodes]


Lotononis umbellata

Lotononis varia


Lotononis venosa


Lotononis viborgioides


Lotononis villosa


Lotononis viminea

[= Buchenroedera viminea]


Lotononis virgata


Lotononis wilmsii



  • Edwards, T.J. & Getliffe Norris, F.M. 1990. Notes on the genus Buchenroedera (Fabaceae) in Natal. South African Journal of Botany 56: 275–284.

  • Van Wyk, B.-E. 1988. Lotononis caerulescens (Fabaceae–Crotalarieae): a new combination for Lebeckia microphylla, with notes on the distinction between Buchenroedera, Lebeckia and Lotononis. South African Journal of Botany 54: 175–181.

  • Van Wyk, B.-E. & Schutte, A.-L. 1988. Chromosome numbers in Lotononis and Buchenroedera (Fabaceae– Crotalarieae). Annals of the Missouri Botanical Garden 75: 1603–1607.

  • Van Wyk, B.-E. & Verdoorn, G.H. 1988. The chemotaxonomic significance of integerrimine in Buchenroedera and Lotononis section Krebsia. Biochemical Systematics and Ecology 16: 287–289.

  • Van Wyk, B.-E. & Verdoorn, G.H. 1989. A chemotaxonomic survey of major alkaloids in Lotononis and Buchenroedera. Biochemical Systematics and Ecology 17: 385–389.

  • Van Wyk, B.-E. & Whitehead, C.S. 1990. The chemotaxonomic significance of prunasin in Buchenroedera. South African Journal of Botany 56: 68–70.