3852.000 Vicia L. - Vetches

Martins, E.S. et al. (2003) Papilionoideae Flora Zambesiaca 3(7)

Tutin, T.G. et al. (eds) (1968) Flora Europaea. Vol. 2 Cambridge University Press, Cambridge

Description of the genus

Annual or perennial herbs, often climbing. Stipules semi-sagittate, often fimbriate or toothed; stipels 0. Leaves paripinnate, usually with a terminal tendril. Leaflets opposite, subopposite or alternate. Flowers solitary or in axillary clusters or racemes. Calyx teeth ± equal or the lower longer. Upper stamen ± free. Pod flattened, 2-valved, dehiscent.

Worldwide: 140 species, mainly northern temperate regions, but also S America, Hawaii and E tropical Africa; some (including ours) ± cosmopolitan weeds

Zimbabwe: 3 taxa.

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SpeciesFZ divisionsContent
sativa L. var. angustifolia L.N,C,EDescription
villosa Roth subsp. varia (Host) Corb.C
villosa Roth subsp. villosa EDescription

Other sources of information about Vicia:

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Flora of Malawi: Vicia
Flora of Zambia: Vicia
Flora of Zimbabwe: cultivated Vicia

External websites:

ePIC (electronic Plant Information Center): Vicia
Flora Zambesiaca web site: Vicia
Google: Web - Images - Scholar
GRIN (Germplasm Resources Information Network) taxonomy for plants report for Vicia
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Vicia
Kew Herbarium catalogue: Vicia

Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2002-18

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2018). Flora of Zimbabwe: Genus page: Vicia.
https://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=756, retrieved 20 February 2018

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