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Pakistan | Family List | Papilionaceae | Lathyrus

Lathyrus aphaca Linn., Sp.Pl. 729. 1753. Baker in Hook. f., Fl.Brit. Ind.2:179.1876; Ali in Biologia 11(2):2.1965.

Trailing or scrambling annual. Stem not winged, glabrous. Stipules foliaceous, 5-30 mm long, broadly ovate, hastate, rest of the leaf reduced to a tendril. Inflorescence a 1-2-flowered, axillary raceme. Peduncle 1-4 times as long as the stipules. Calyx 3-9 mm long, teeth equal to 3 times as long as the tube. Corolla bright to pale yellow. Vexillum 7-13 mm long. Fruit 18-35 mm long, 4-6 mm broad, glabrous, 4-6-seeded.

Fl.Per.: February-April.

Lectotype: Herb.Linn.905/1 (LINN).

Distribution: Pakistan; Kashmir; India; Europe, N.Africa; S.W. & C.Asia, often cultivated.


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