Vicia sativa L.

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Vicia sativa

Photo: Mark Hyde
Edge of the Racecourse on SE side

Vicia sativa

Photo: Mark Hyde
Edge of the Racecourse on SE side

Vicia sativa

Photo: Mark Hyde
Edge of the Racecourse on SE side

Vicia sativa

Photo: Mark Hyde
Edge of the Racecourse on SE side

Vicia sativa

Photo: Mark Hyde
Edge of the Racecourse on SE side

Vicia sativa

Photo: Mark Hyde
Edge of the Racecourse on SE side

Vicia sativa

Photo: Mark Hyde
Edge of the Racecourse on SE side

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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
Description:
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 10-20 mm long, linear to oblong or obovate; apex obtuse, sometimes mucronate; stipules often with a black spot. Inflorescence subsessile with 1-2 flowers per inflorescence. Corolla 10-30 mm long, light reddish-purple, bluish or mauve. Pod 25-50 mm long, 4-12-seeded.
Notes: This page has been used for Vicia sativa without regard to the subspecies or variety.
Derivation of specific name: sativa: cultivated, not wild
Habitat:
Altitude range: (metres)
Flowering time:
Worldwide distribution: Widespread in Europe, North Africa, Asia and the Middle East; introduced elsewhere.
Zimbabwe distribution: N,C,E
Growth form(s):
Endemic status:
Red data list status:
Insects associated with this species:
Spot characters: Display spot characters for this species
Images last updated: Friday 7 September 2018
Literature:

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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External websites:

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
Google: Web - Images - Scholar
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.
https://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=131240, retrieved 26 September 2018

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