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This species is accepted, and its native range is Madeira, S. Europe, NW. Africa.
Vicia benghalensis L.

[FTEA]

Leguminosae, J. B. Gillett, R. M. Polhill & B. Verdcourt. Flora of Tropical East Africa. 1971

Morphology General Habit
Straggling, climbing or trailing annual or short-lived perennial 20–80 cm. tall.
Morphology Stem
Stems densely pubescent or pilose when young, often becoming glabrescent.
Morphology Leaves
Leaves 10–17-foliolate; leaflets linear, oblong or elliptic, 1–2·5 cm. long, 1·5–6 mm. wide, pilose; rhachis terminated by a tendril; stipules semisagittate, entire or denticulate.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences
Inflorescence 2–20-flowered.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Calyx
Calyx-tube gibbous at the base, the teeth unequal, the lower ones exceeding the tube.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Corolla
Corolla 1–1·8 cm. long, reddish-purple, with tip very dark.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Pods narrowly oblong, 2·5–4 cm. long, 0·8–1·1 cm. wide, usually densely adpressed pubescent or villous, but sometimes only on the suture.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Seeds
Seeds 3–5.
Habitat
Weed in cultivated ground and disturbed areas; 2400–2800 m.
Distribution
native of Mediterranean region, Portugal and Azores, now widely cultivated (winter or hairy vetch) and also appearing as a weed in other cropsit has been found as an escape several times in Kenya K3

[ILDIS]

International Legume Database and Information Service

Conservation
Not Threatened
Ecology
Africa: Mediterranean grasslands., Mediterranean anthropic landscapes., Afromontane (upland) anthropic landscapes, Cultivated
Morphology General Habit
Annual, Climbing, Herb
Vernacular
Hairy Vetch, Purple Vetch, Winter Vetch

[CPLC]

Bernal, R., Gradstein, S.R. & Celis, M. (eds.). 2015. Catálogo de plantas y líquenes de Colombia. Instituto de Ciencias Naturales, Universidad Nacional de Colombia, Bogotá. http://catalogoplantasdecolombia.unal.edu.co

Distribution
Cultivada en Colombia; Alt. 2550 - 2700 m.; Andes.
Morphology General Habit
Hierba, trepadora

[ILDIS]
Use
Environmental, Forage

Native to:

Algeria, Azores, Baleares, Corse, France, Greece, Italy, Madeira, Morocco, Portugal, Sardegna, Sicilia, Spain, Tunisia, Western Sahara

Introduced into:

Austria, Canary Is., Cape Provinces, Chile Central, Chile North, Free State, Kenya, KwaZulu-Natal, Northern Provinces, Palestine, Queensland, St.Helena, Uruguay, Western Australia

Vicia benghalensis L. appears in other Kew resources:

First published in Sp. Pl.: 736 (1753)

Accepted by

  • Dobignard, A. & Chatelain, C. (2012). Index synonymique de la flore d'Afrique du nord 4: 1-431. Éditions des conservatoire et jardin botaniques, Genève.
  • Dufour-Dror, J.M. & Fragman-Sapir, O. in Dufour-Dror, J.M. (2019). Alien Plant Species in Natural & Disturbed Areas in Israel Alien Invasive Plants in Israel, ed. 2: 1-246. Dan Perry Pub., Nature & Parks Authority, Israel Ministry of Environmental Protection.
  • Germishuizen, G. & Meyer, N.L. (eds.) (2003). Plants of Southern Africa an annotated checklist Strelitzia 14: 1-1231. National Botanical Institute, Pretoria.
  • Greuter, W., Burdet, H.M. & Long, G. (eds.) (1989). Med-checklist 4: 1-458. Conservatoire et Jardin Botaniques de la Ville de Genève.
  • Lepschi, B. & Monro, A. (Project Coordinators) (2014). Australian Plant Census (APC) Council of Heads of Australian Herbaria. http://www.anbg.gov.au/chah/apc/index.html.
  • Lock, J.M. (1989). Legumes of Africa a check-list: 1-619. Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.
  • Rodríguez, R., Grau, J., Baeza, C. & Davies, A. (2008). Lista comentada de las plantas vasculares de los Nevados de Chillan, Chile Gayana. Botánica 65: 153-197.
  • Tutin, T.G. & al. (eds.) (1968). Flora Europaea 2: 1-469. Cambridge University Press.
  • Zuloaga, F.O., Morrone, O. , Belgrano, M.J., Marticorena, C. & Marchesi, E. (eds.) (2008). Catálogo de las Plantas Vasculares del Cono Sur Monographs in Systematic Botany from the Missouri Botanical Garden 107: 1-3348. Missouri Botanical Garden.

Literature

Catálogo de Plantas y Líquenes de Colombia

  • ColPlantA (2021). "ColPlantA. Facilitated by the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. Published on the Internet; http://www.colplanta.org/"

Kew Backbone Distributions

  • Brown, L.C. (1982). The Flora and Fauna of St Helena: 1-88. Land Resources Development Centre, Surbiton, England.
  • Dobignard, A. & Chatelain, C. (2012). Index synonymique de la flore d'Afrique du nord 4: 1-431. Éditions des conservatoire et jardin botaniques, Genève.
  • Dobignard, A., Jacquemoud, F. & Jordan, D. (1992). Matériaux pour la conaissance floristique du Sahara occidental et l'Anti-Atlas méridional. II. Leguminosae à Compositae Candollea 47: 397-481.
  • Germishuizen, G. & Meyer, N.L. (eds.) (2003). Plants of Southern Africa an annotated checklist Strelitzia 14: 1-1231. National Botanical Institute, Pretoria.
  • Greuter, W., Burdet, H.M. & Long, G. (eds.) (1989). Med-checklist 4: 1-458. Conservatoire et Jardin Botaniques de la Ville de Genève.
  • Lepschi, B. & Monro, A. (Project Coordinators) (2014). Australian Plant Census (APC) Council of Heads of Australian Herbaria. http://www.anbg.gov.au/chah/apc/index.html.
  • Lock, J.M. (1989). Legumes of Africa a check-list: 1-619. Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.
  • Rodríguez, R., Grau, J., Baeza, C. & Davies, A. (2008). Lista comentada de las plantas vasculares de los Nevados de Chillan, Chile Gayana. Botánica 65: 153-197.
  • Tutin, T.G. & al. (eds.) (1968). Flora Europaea 2: 1-469. Cambridge University Press.
  • Zuloaga, F.O., Morrone, O. , Belgrano, M.J., Marticorena, C. & Marchesi, E. (eds.) (2008). Catálogo de las Plantas Vasculares del Cono Sur Monographs in Systematic Botany from the Missouri Botanical Garden 107: 1-3348. Missouri Botanical Garden.

Flora of Tropical East Africa

  • Ball in Fl. Europaea 2: 132 (1968).
  • L., Sp. Pl.: 736 (1753).

International Legume Database and Information Service

  • Gillett, J. B. et al. (1971). Papilionoideae. In: Fl. Trop. E. Africa, Milne-Redhead & Polhill
  • Hickman, J. C. (ed.) (1993). The Jepson Manual: Higher Plants of California. 1400pp.
  • Horn, P. E. (1988). Herbarium References
  • Marchant, N. G. et al (1987). Flora of the Perth Region, Part 2.
  • Quezel, P. & Santa, S. (1962). Nouvelle flore de l'Algerie et des regions desertiq. merid. 1
  • Terrell, E. E. (1977). Checklist of Names for 3, 000 Vas. Pl... Agric. Handbook No. 505

Catálogo de Plantas y Líquenes de Colombia
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Colombian resources for Plants made Accessible
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Flora of Tropical East Africa
Flora of Tropical East Africa
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International Legume Database and Information Service
International Legume Database and Information Service (ILDIS) V10.39 Nov 2011
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Kew Backbone Distributions
The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families 2021. Published on the Internet at http://www.ipni.org and http://apps.kew.org/wcsp/
© Copyright 2017 World Checklist of Selected Plant Families. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0

Kew Names and Taxonomic Backbone
The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families 2021. Published on the Internet at http://www.ipni.org and http://apps.kew.org/wcsp/
© Copyright 2017 International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0