Lotus creticus

Lotus creticus L.

Common Names

عشب (عَشب ،عُشب) (Arabic)

Languages: English

Description

Size

Height: 20-60 cm.

Ecology and Distribution

Global Distribution

Mediterranean Region, Egypt.

Distribution in Egypt

Mareotic Sector, North Sinai, Isthmic Desert, Galala Desert, Libyan Desert, Nubian Desert, Gebel Oweinat.

Habitat

Coastal Sandy Plains and Calcareous Ridges.

Life Expectancy

Perennial.

Taxonomy

  • Lotus commutatus Guss. (synonym)
  • Lotus salzmannii Boiss. (synonym)

References

F.N., Hepper., & I. Friis. (1994).  The Plants of Pehr Forsskal's "Flora Ageyptiaco-Arabica". Kew: Kew Publishing..
L., Boulos. (Submitted).  Flora of Egypt. Cairo: Al Hadara Publishing..
V., Täckholm. (1974).  Students’ Flora of Egypt, 2nd Ed. Cairo: Cairo University Press..
V., Täckholm., & M. Drar. (Submitted).  Flora of Egypt. Bulletin of the Faculty of Science. Cairo: Cairo University Press..