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This species is accepted, and its native range is Medit. to Caucasus, NE. & E. Central Tropical Africa.

[FTEA]

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

Morphology General Habit
Suberect, straggling or more or less climbing annual herb 15–25 cm. long.
Morphology Stem
Stems slender, angular, much branched, sparsely hairy or more or less glabrous.
Morphology Leaves
Leaves 4–6-foliolate; leaflets narrowly oblong or linear, 0·4–14 (–2·3) cm. long, 1–4 mm. wide, acute or rounded and usually shortly apiculate at the apex, rounded or cuneate at the base, glabrous to thinly hairy; petiole very short or obsolete; rhachis produced into a short awn or slender unbranched tendril; stipules semisagittate or ovate-lanceolate, 1–2 mm. long.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences
Inflorescence 1–2-flowered (but mostly flowers solitary); peduncle filiform, (0·8–)1–4 cm. long; bract-like awn minute or absent; pedicel 1–2 mm. long.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Calyx
Calyx glabrescent or hairy; tube 1·5 mm. long; lobes linear-subulate, 2–3 mm. long.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Corolla
Corolla pale to bright blue; standard rounded, ± 3 mm. in diameter.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Pods oblong, very compressed, (6–)7–9 mm. long, (2·5–)3·5–4 mm. wide, finely puberulous to adpressed pubescent or rarely glabrescent save for ciliate margins.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Seeds
Seeds black and dark brown mottled, more or less circular in outline, compressed, 2–2·5 mm. in diameter, 1·5 mm. thick.
Figures
Fig. 154.
Habitat
Upland grassland; 2300–2550 m.
Distribution
widespread in the Mediterranean region and also in the Caucasus U2

[ILDIS]

International Legume Database and Information Service

Conservation
Not Threatened
Ecology
Africa: Afromontane grassland, Mediterranean forests.
Morphology General Habit
Annual, Climbing/Not climbing, Herb
Vernacular
Chechevitza Linzoobraznaya

Native to:

Albania, Algeria, Baleares, Bulgaria, Cyprus, East Aegean Is., Ethiopia, Greece, Italy, Kriti, Lebanon-Syria, Morocco, Palestine, Sardegna, Sicilia, Spain, Transcaucasus, Turkey, Uganda, Yugoslavia, Zaïre

Introduced into:

Krym

Vicia lenticula (Hoppe) Janka appears in other Kew resources:

First published in Természetrajzi Füz. 9: 138 (1885)

Accepted by

  • Govaerts, R., Nic Lughadha, E., Black, N., Turner, R. & Paton, A. (2021). The World Checklist of Vascular Plants, a continuously updated resource for exploring global plant diversity. https://doi.org/10.1038/s41597-021-00997-6 Scientific Data 8: 215.

Literature

Kew Backbone Distributions

  • Authier, P. & Covillot, J. (2011). Catalogue actualisé des plantes de l'île de Rhodes (Grèce) Saussurea; Travaux de la Société Botanique de Genève 41: 131-170.
  • Dobignard, A. & Chatelain, C. (2012). Index synonymique de la flore d'Afrique du nord 4: 1-431. Éditions des conservatoire et jardin botaniques, Genève.
  • Greuter, W., Burdet, H.M. & Long, G. (eds.) (1989). Med-checklist 4: 1-458. Conservatoire et Jardin Botaniques de la Ville de Genève.
  • Lock, J.M. (1989). Legumes of Africa a check-list: 1-619. Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.
  • Tutin, T.G. & al. (eds.) (1968). Flora Europaea 2: 1-469. Cambridge University Press.
  • Yakovlev, G.P., Sytin, A.K. & Roskov, Y.R. (1996). Legumes of Northern Eurasia. A checklist: 1-724. Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.

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