Vicia villosa Roth
subsp. villosa

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Frequency: Rare?
Status: Introduced
Description:
The following description is of V. villosa in general. Climbing or sprawling annual herb to 2 m. Leaves paripinnate with 4-12 pairs of leaflets, the rhachis usually terminating in a branched tendril; leaflets linear to elliptic. Inflorescence long-pedunculate, the peduncle longer than the flowers; 10 flowers or more per inflorescence. Corolla 10-20 mm, violet, purple or blue, sometimes with white or yellow wings. Pod 20-40 mm, brown.
Notes: The status of Vicia villosa in the Zimbabwean flora is confused. Bob Drummond in Drummond (1972) recorded V. villosa subsp. varia for the Central division as an introduced species and cited the following specimen: Sansom in GHS 50572. Further work is needed on the specimens in SRGH.
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Worldwide distribution: Native to Europe, N Africa and the Middle East but occurs elsewhere as a weed.
Zimbabwe distribution: E
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External websites:

African Plant Database: Vicia villosa
Biodiversity Explorer (Biodiversity of southern Africa): Vicia villosa
EOL (Encyclopedia of Life): Vicia villosa
ePIC (electronic Plant Information Center): Vicia villosa
Flora Zambesiaca web site: Vicia villosa
Google: Web - Images - Scholar
GRIN (Germplasm Resources Information Network) taxonomy for plants report for Vicia villosa
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Vicia villosa
Ispot Southern Africa : Vicia villosa
JSTOR Plant Science: Vicia villosa
Kew Herbarium catalogue: Vicia villosa
Tropicos: Vicia villosa
West African Plants database: Vicia villosa


Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2002-16

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2016). Flora of Zimbabwe: Species information: Vicia villosa subsp. villosa.
http://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=131260, retrieved 31 May 2016

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