Tetragonolobus maritimus ((Linnaeus) Roth, 1788)
Synonyms: Lotus maritimus L., 1753, Lotus siliquosus L., 1758.
Common names: Bulg: Tetragonolobus.
Order (Scientific): FABALES.
Family (Scientific): FABACEAE.
Taxonomic descriptions: The stem is spreading or upright, thick- bristling, hairy. Triple leaves. Stipules are leave-like, partially accreted with the petiole. Single florets within the leaves. Tubular and bell-shaped naked receptacle. Slightly yellow, naked corolla, 22 -25 mm long. The germen is cylindrical, pointed at the tip. Wide, lenticular, dark brown seeds.
Black Sea Regional level:
Subregion level: EX
Habitats type, Critical habitats, Limiting factors: Wet, marshy meadows and swamps. Humidity.
Biology: Perennial herbaceous plant. Blooms in May-July. Propagates in July-September. Reproduces with seeds.
Population trends: Extinct.
Threats: Changes in the water regime and contamination of the Lake of Varna.
Conservation measures taken: None.
Conservation measures proposed: Reintroduction.
Compiled by: M. Filipova.