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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
Genera: Acmispon – AnthyllisAntopetitiaCoronillaCytisopsisDorycnium – Dorycnopsis – HammatolobiumHippocrepisHosackiaHymenocarpos – Kebirita – LotusOrnithopusOttleyaPodolotusPseudolotusScorpiurusSecurigera – Syrmatium – Tripodion


Loteae DC., Prodr. 2: 115. 1825.

Type genus: Lotus L., Sp. Pl. 2: 773. 1753.


Coronilleae (Bronn) Burnett (1835)
Coronillinae Bronn (1822)
Anthyllideae Buchenau (1894)

Note: See discussion page.

De Candolle, A.P. 1825. Prodromus systematis naturalis regni vegetabilis, sive enumeratio contracta ordinum, generum, specierumque plantarum huc usque cognitarum, juxta methodi naturalis normas digesta. Pars 2: Sistens Calyciflorarum ordines X. 644 pp. Treuttel et Würtz, Parisiis [Paris]. BHL Reference page.
Sokoloff, D.D. 2003. On system and phylogeny of the tribe Loteae DC. (Leguminosae) [in Russian]. Bi︠u︡lletenʹ Moskovskogo obshchestva ispytateleĭ prirody. Otdel biologicheskiĭ 108(3): 35–48. Full issue DJVU Reference page.
Sokoloff, D.D. & Lock, J.M. 2005. Tribe Loteae. Pp. 455–465 in Lewis, G.P., Schrire, B.D., Mackinder, B.A. & Lock, J.M. (eds.), Legumes of the World. XIV + 577 pp., Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. ISBN 1-900347-80-6 Reference page.
The Legume Research Group 2016. Loteae in the Legumes of the World. Accessed 30 Jan. 2016.
USDA, ARS, Germplasm Resources Information Network. Loteae in the Germplasm Resources Information Network (GRIN), U.S. Department of Agriculture Agricultural Research Service. Accessed: 20 Mar 2006.

Vernacular names
العربية: لوطساوية
русский: Лядвенцовые
slovenčina: ľadence

The tribe Loteae is a subdivision of the plant family Fabaceae, in the Robinioids. These genera are recognized by the USDA:[1][2]

Acmispon Raf. 1832
Anthyllis L. 1753
Antopetitia A.Rich. 1840
Coronilla L. 1753
Cytisopsis Jaub. & Spach 1844
Dorycnium Mill. 1754 – included in Lotus
Dorycnopsis Boiss. 1839[Note 1]
Hammatolobium Fenzl 1842
Hippocrepis L. 1753—horseshoe vetches
Hosackia Douglas ex Lindl. 1829[Note 2]
Hymenocarpos Savi
Kebirita Kramina & D.D.Sokoloff 2001[Note 2]
Lotus L. 1753—bird's-foot trefoils
Ornithopus L. 1753
Ottleya D.D.Sokoloff 1999[Note 3]
Podolotus Royle 1835[Note 2]
Pseudolotus Rech.f. 1958
Scorpiurus L. 1753—scorpion's tails
Securigera DC. 1805[Note 4]—crown vetches
Syrmatium Vogel 1836[Note 3]
Tetragonolobus Scop. 1772[Note 2]
Tripodion Medik. 1787[Note 1]
Vermifrux J.B.Gillett 1966[Note 1]


Possibly synonymous with Anthyllis
Possibly synonymous with Lotus
Possibly synonymous with Acmispon

Possibly synonymous with Coronilla


"Loteae". Germplasm Resources Information Network. United States Department of Agriculture. January 17, 2003. Retrieved January 31, 2009.
Allan GJ, Zimmer EA, Wagner WL, Sokoloff DD (2003). "Molecular phylogenetic analyses of tribe Loteae (Leguminosae): Implications for classification and biogeography". In Klitgaard BB, Bruneau A (eds.). Advances in Legume Systematics, Part 10: Higher Level Systematics. Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. pp. 371–393. ISBN 978-1-842-46054-2.

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