Vicia sativa L.
var. angustifolia L.

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Synonyms: subsp. sativa sensu Drummond (1972)
Vicia angustifolia L.
Vicia sativa L. subsp. nigra (L.) Ehrh.
Common names:
Frequency: Local
Status: Introduced
Climbing or sprawling annual herb to 80 cm. Leaves paripinnate with 3-8 pairs of leaflets, the rhachis usually terminating in a branched tendril; leaflets linear to oblong or obcordate, mucronate. Inflorescence subsessile with 1-2(-4) flowers per inflorescence. Corolla 10-30 mm, light reddish-purple, bluish or mauve. Pod 25-50 mm, brownish-black.
Derivation of specific name: sativa: cultivated, not wild
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Worldwide distribution: Widespread in Europe, Africa, Asia and the Middle East
Zimbabwe distribution: N,C,E
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Drummond, R.B. (1972). A list of Rhodesian Legumes. Kirkia 8(2) Page 228. also as Vicia sativa nigra

Martins, E.S. et al. (2003). Papilionoideae Flora Zambesiaca 3(7) Page 23.


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African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Vicia sativa
African Plant Database: Vicia sativa
Biodiversity Explorer (Biodiversity of southern Africa): Vicia sativa
BHL (Biodiversity Heritage Library): Vicia sativa
EOL (Encyclopedia of Life): Vicia sativa
ePIC (electronic Plant Information Center): Vicia sativa
Flora Zambesiaca web site: Vicia sativa
GBIF (Global Biodiversity Information Facility): Vicia sativa
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GRIN (Germplasm Resources Information Network): Vicia sativa
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Vicia sativa
Ispot Southern Africa: Vicia sativa
JSTOR Plant Science: Vicia sativa
Kew Herbarium catalogue: Vicia sativa
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Vicia sativa
The Plant List (version 1.1): Vicia sativa
Tropicos: Vicia sativa

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: Species information: Vicia sativa var. angustifolia., retrieved 21 February 2018

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