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Vicia hirsuta (Linn.) S.F.Gray, Nat. Arr.Brit.Pl. 2:614. 1821. Baker in Hook.f.,Fl.Brit.Ind.2:177.1876; Ali in Bot.Notiser 120:50.1967; U.Plitmann in Davis, Fl.Turk.3:301.1970; Verdc. in Milne-Redhead & Polhill, Fl.Trop. E.Afr.(Leguminosae 4) 1072.1971.

  • Ervum hirsutum Linn.

    Trailing or climbing annual herb, stem pubescent to glabrescent. Leaf paripinnately compound, leaflets 6-20, 4-15 mm long, 1.5-3 mm broad, linear, obtuse, truncate or marginate, mucronate, sparsely pubescent when young; stipules semisagittate to lanceolate, the lower toothed or laciniate, tendril mostly branched. Inflorescence a 2-7-flowered, axillary, peduncled raceme, peduncle up to 4 cm long. Calyx 1.5-3.0 mm long, pubescent, teeth equal to or longer than the tube. Corolla rose or pale-blue. Vexillum 3-5 mm long. Fruit 6-11 mm long, 2.5-4 mm broad, pubescent to subglabrous, 1-2-seeded.

    Fl.Per.: February-August.

    Lectotype: Herb.Linn.907/5 (LINN).

    Syntype: Hort.Cliff. (BM).

    Distribution: Pakistan; Kashmir; India; Nepal; Russia; Middle East; Far East; N. Africa; Europe; Congo; Ethiopia; Angola, may have been introduced at many places.

    I preferred the above-mentioned specimen (Ali, l.c.) because Linnaeus (l.c.) has given a fresh description in the Species Plantarum, in addition to citing the Hort. Cliff. reference.


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