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Pakistan | Family List | Papilionaceae | Lathyrus

Lathyrus pratensis Linn., Sp.Pl. 733. 1753. Baker in Hook.f., Fl.Brit. Ind.2:180.1876; Ali in Biologia 11(2):6.1965.

Perennial, scrambling, stem angled, subglabrous or pubescent. Leaf paripinnately compound, leaflets 2,10-40 mm long, 1.5-11 mm broad, linear-lanceolate; stipules 10-30 mm long, ovate-lanceolate, unequally sagittate. Inflorescence a 3-12-flowered, peduncled axillary raceme, peduncle much longer than the leaf. Calyx 6-9 mm long, teeth somewhat unequal, the lowest tooth 1-2 times as long as the tube. Corolla yellow, 10-16 mm long. Fruit 2-3 cm long, 5-6 mm broad, mostly glabrous, 4-8-seeded.

Fl.Per.: June-August.

Syntypes: ‘ Europe pratis’, Herb.Linn.905/18 (LINN); Herb.Cliff. (BM).

Distribution: Pakistan; Kashmir; India; Caucasia eastwards to Central Asia; Iraq; Lebanon; Turkey; Exhiopia N. Africa; Europe.

A very variable species.


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