Species within a genus

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LOTUS (G)
Trefoil (Le)
Family: FABACEAE
lotos, = lotus. The term lotos used by Theophrastus** for the legendary fruit eaten by the lotophagi, which produced forgetfulness and dreamy contentment. The Greek lotus, a kind of clover or trefoil, on which horses fed. The Cyrenean lotus or jujube, an African shrub, the fruit of which was eaten by certain tribes on the coast, hence called Lotophagi; the fruit was honey-sweet, in size as large as the olive, and in taste resembling the date. The Egyptian lotus, the lily of the Nile. There was also a lotus-tree growing in Africa, distinguished by its hard, black wood, of which flutes were made; hence 'lotos' is used poetically , for a flute.
(LS, Le, LS)
Lotus corniculatus (La)

Location: (F)
cornu, = a hard and generally crooked growth upon the head of many mammiferous animals; -culum, = diminutive; -atus, = indicates possession or likeness. corniculatus, = in the form of a horn, horned. (with a small horn-like appendage curved in the form of a horn)
(ld, BL)
Lotus subbiflorus subsp. subbiflorus (La)

Location: (K)
sub, = under, below, beneath, underneath; a little, somewhat, rather, slightly; (below, under, approaching, almost, somewhat, not completely, a little) bis, bi-, = twice, twofold, having two-; flos, floris, = a blossom, flower.
(ld, BL)