Monographs Details: Lotus dendroideus var. veatchii (Greene) Isely
Authority: Isely, Duane. 1981. Leguminosae of the United States. III. Subfamily Papilionoideae: tribes Sophoreae, Podalyrieae, Loteae. Mem. New York Bot. Gard. 25 (3): 1-264.
Description:Distribution and Ecology - Coastal lower California as well as San Miguel Island. Habitat as other vars.
Discussion:Hosackia veatchii Greene (1886); Syrmatium veatchii (Greene) Greene (1887); L. veatchii Greene (1890); L. scoparius var veatchii (Greene) Ottley (1923); L. dendroideus var veatchii (Greene) Isely (1978).
Syrmatium patens Greene (1887).
As to material seen, Lotus dendroideus var veatchii has only 3 leaflets whereas those of the other varieties range from 3-5. Munz (1959) said that this plant is prostrate but a recent specimen is marked as a “shrub 2 feet tall.”
I have examined (UC) fragments of the isotype from mainland Baja California and find no reason for asserting that they are different from the San Miguel population(s). But their common identity will remain questionable until better material is compared.
Distribution:United States of America North America