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Pakistan | Family List | Papilionaceae | Lathyrus

Lathyrus sphaericus Retz., Obs.Bot. 3:39. 1783. Baker in Hook.f., Fl.Brit.Ind.2 :180.1876; Ali in Biologia 11(2):9.1965.

Erect or ascending annual herb. Stem glabrous, not winged. Leaf paripinnately compound, leaflets 2, 2-9 cm long, 1-3 mm broad, linear or lanceolate, glabrous to subglabrous; stipules 3-15 mm long, semi-sagittate. Flowers solitary axillary, peduncle 1-15 mm. Calyx 5-6 mm long, teeth subequal, 1.5-2 times as long as the tube. Corolla red or orange. Vexillum 6-10 mm long. Fruit 3-6 cm long, 4-5 mm broad, linear-ensiform, glabrous, 5-14-seeded.

Fl.Per.: February-March.

Type: not designated.

Distribution: Pakistan; Kashmir; India; Afghanistan; Iran; Iraq; Turkey; Cyprus; N.Africa; Tropical Africa; Europe; Russia (Caucasus, Central Asia).


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