Taxon  Report   11276    
Acmispon brachycarpus  (Benth.) D.D. Sokoloff
Short podded lotus
Acmispon brachycarpus
© 2006 James M. Andre
Photos from
CalPhotos / Calflora
Acmispon brachycarpus
© 2011 Steven Perry
Acmispon brachycarpus
© 2013 Jean Pawek
Acmispon brachycarpus, a dicot, is an annual herb that is native to California, is also found outside of California, but is confined to western North America.

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Plant Characteristics
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Acmispon brachycarpus
© 2018 Roisin Murphy-Deak
Family: FABACEAE  
Genus: Acmispon
Communities: Yellow Pine Forest, Foothill Woodland, Chaparral, Valley Grassland, (many plant communities)
Name Status:
Accepted by JEF

Alternate Names:
ICPN: Lotus humistratus
More information about  Acmispon brachycarpus
Nursery / seed vendor availability from CNPLX
Commercial availability unknown.
Landscaping information from Calscape
Photos on   /   Google Images
Jepson eFlora

Records from the Consortium of California Herbaria

Search (Flora of North America)

website references from Google

Suggested Citation
Calflora: Information on California plants for education, research and conservation, with data contributed by public and private institutions and individuals, including the Consortium of California Herbaria. [web application]. 2019. Berkeley, California: The Calflora Database [a non-profit organization]. Available:   (Accessed: Jan 21, 2019).