A new species of Lotononis section Oxydium (Fabaceae, Crotalarieae)

B. E. Van Wyk, H. Kolberg

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A new species, Lotononis macroloba B-E. Van Wyk and H. Kolberg, is described. It is similar to L. rabenaviana Dinter and Harms but differs in its greatly expanded sepals, larger leaves with short petioles, differently shaped petals and the silky rather than strigillose vestiture. The new species appears to be endemic to north-western Namibia, while the putative relatives, L. rabenaviana and L. sparsiflora (E. Mey.) B-E. Van Wyk, are restricted to the southern parts of Namibia and the adjoining dry western region of South Africa.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)750-752
Number of pages3
JournalSouth African Journal of Botany
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - Nov 2008


  • Fabaceae
  • Lotononis
  • Namibia
  • New species
  • Taxonomy

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Plant Science


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