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1 Rachis ending in a leaflet (sometimes modified into tendril or spine in Cicer)   (2)
+ Rachis ending in a bristle or tendril   (3)
2 (1) Stipules usually stipitate, the upper part entire, the lower deeply divided into 3 segments or spiny; fruit narrowly oblong, ellipsoid to linear-oblong, turgid   Cicer
+ Stipules entire, fruit broadly oblong, compressed, 1-2-seeded   Lens
3 (1) Fruit broadly oblong, compressed, 1-2-seeded; stipules entire   Lens
+ Fruit narrowly oblong to linear-oblong; stipules foliaceous or sagittate or semisagittate   (4)
4 (3) Stipules large, leafy; style-margin winged at the base   Pisum
+ Stipules not so large and leafy; style not winged   (5)
5 (4) Leaflets sharply serrate, glandular-hairy, not exceeding 2 cm; style glabrous   Cicer
+ Leaflets not sharply serrate, not glandular hairy, if with broad, blunt teeth then mostly 2-4cm long, style hairy or glabrous   (6)
6 (5) Style tapering apically, glabrous or bearded at apex, all round or on lower surface only; staminal sheath oblique at the apex; leaflets usually numerous   Vicia
+ Style flattened or dorsiventrally compressed towards the apex, glabrous or bearded along the upper surface; staminal sheath truncate at the apex, leaflets usually 2-4, rarely numerous   Lathyrus

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