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Classification System: APG IV

Superregnum: Eukaryota
Regnum: Plantae
Cladus: Angiosperms
Cladus: Eudicots
Cladus: Core eudicots
Cladus: Rosids
Cladus: Eurosids I
Ordo: Fabales

Familia: Fabaceae
Subfamilia: Faboideae
Tribus: Loteae
Genus: Acmispon
Species: Acmispon wrangelianus

Acmispon wrangelianus (Fisch. & C.A.Mey.) D.D.Sokoloff Taxon 48(1): 58. (1999)

Lotus wrangelianus Fisch. & C.A.Mey. Index Seminum [St.Petersburg (Petropolitanus)] 2: 41. (1836)
Anisolotus wrangelianus (Fisch. & C.A.Mey.) Bernh. Linnaea 12: Litt. 75. (1838)
Lotus subpinnatus var. wrangelianus (Fisch. & C.A.Mey.) Jeps. Fl. W. Calif. [Jepson] 303. (1901)
Lotus subpinnatus auct. non Lag. Ottley Univ. Cal. Publ. Bot. 10:222 (1923)

Native distribution areas:

Continental: Northern Amrica
Regional: Southwestern USA
California, Oregon

References: Brummitt, R.K. 2001. TDWG – World Geographical Scheme for Recording Plant Distributions, 2nd Edition
Primary references

Sokoloff, D.D. 2000. New combinations in Acmispon (Leguminosae, Loteae). Annales Botanici Fennici 37(2): 125–131. JSTORResearchGate Reference page. : 58


Govaerts, R. et al. 2021. Acmispon wrangelianus in Kew Science Plants of the World online. The Board of Trustees of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. Published online. Accessed: 2021 Feb 23. Reference page.
International Plant Names Index. 2021. Acmispon wrangelianus. Published online. Accessed: Feb 23 2021. 2021. Acmispon wrangelianus. Missouri Botanical Garden. Published online. Accessed: 23 Feb 2021.
Hassler, M. 2021. Acmispon wrangelianus. World Plants: Synonymic Checklists of the Vascular Plants of the World In: Roskovh, Y., Abucay, L., Orrell, T., Nicolson, D., Bailly, N., Kirk, P., Bourgoin, T., DeWalt, R.E., Decock, W., De Wever, A., Nieukerken, E. van, Zarucchi, J. & Penev, L., eds. 2021. Species 2000 & ITIS Catalogue of Life. Published online. Accessed: 2021 Feb 23. Reference page.

Vernacular names
English: Chilean Bird's-foot Trefoil

Acmispon wrangelianus is a species of legume native to California and Oregon in the southwestern United States.[1] It is known by the common names Chilean bird's-foot trefoil[2] and Chile lotus. Despite its common name, it is not from Chile. It can be found in many types of habitat, including disturbed areas. This is a hairy, prostrate annual herb. Its slender branches are lined with leaves each made of generally four small leaflets. The inflorescence is composed of a solitary yellow pealike flower around a centimeter wide. The fruit is a legume pod one to two centimeters (0.39 to 0.79 in) long.

"Acmispon wrangelianus (Fisch. & C.A.Mey.) D.D.Sokoloff", Plants of the World Online, Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, retrieved 2018-02-11
USDA, NRCS (n.d.). "Lotus wrangelianus". The PLANTS Database ( Greensboro, North Carolina: National Plant Data Team. Retrieved 23 June 2015.

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