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Vicia bithynica (Linn.) Linn., Syst.ed. 10(2):1166. 1759. Ali in Bot. Notiser 120:48.1967; U.Plitmann in Davis, Fl.Turk.3:321.1970.

  • Lathyrus bithynicus Linn.

    Ascending or climbing annual, stem sparingly pilose or subglabrous. Leaf paripinnately compound, leaflets 2-6, 1-7 cm long, 3-22 mm broad, obovate or oblong to lanceolate or linear, obtuse or acute, sparingly pilose to subglabrous; stipules 5-15 mm long, ovate-semi sagittate, dentate, teeth 6 or more; tendrils simple or branched. Inflorescence axillary, 1-3-flowered. Calyx 9-11 mm long, pilose, teeth subequal, longer than the tube. Corolla usually bicoloured. Vexillum purple, 16-20 mm long, wing and keel whitish. Fruit 2.5-4.5 cm long, 7-11 mm broad, narrowly oblong, subrecurved, pubescent, margin ciliate, 2-7-seeded.

    Fl.Per.: February-March.

    Type: Described from Italy & Germany, Herb.Linn.906/19 (LINN).

    Distribution: Pakistan; Russia, (European part, Caucasus); Afghanistan; Turkey; W. Syria; Cyprus; Western and Southern Europe.


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