Electronic Flora of South Australia species Fact Sheet
Citation: Court, Victorian Nat. 73:174 (1957).
Synonymy: L, coccineus Schldl., Linnaea 21:452 (1848), non Velloso (1825), nec Fischer et al. (1835-46); L. australis Andrews var. pubescens Benth. in T.L. Mitchell, J. Trop. Austral. 348 (1848); L. australis Andrews var. parviflorus Benth., Fl. Aust. 2:189 ( 1864); L. australis Andrews var. behrianus Tate, Hdbk Fl. Extratrop. S. Aust. 69 (1890); L. australis Andrews var. behrii S. Moore & Betche, Hdbk Fl. N.S.W. 146 (1893), ?orthogr. error; L. australis Andrews var. coccineus F. Muell. (1878), ?nom. nud., recorded by J. Black (1948) Fl. S. Aust. 461; L. australis Andrews var. exstipulatus J. Black, Trans. R. Soc. S. Aust. 57:153 (1933). , Lotus coccineus
Common name: Redflower lotus, red birds-foot (or red-flowered) trefoil.
Published illustration: Cunningham et al. (1982)Plants of western New South Wales, p. 400.
Biology: No text
Taxonomic notes: Sometimes it is difficult to distinguish it from L. australis as the gradation from small to large flowers is continuous as well as the size of leaves and these two species in several cases are distinguished here arbitrarily only on the size of the flowers as given in the key.
Author: Not yet available
State Herbarium of South Australia