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Published In: Vorlesungen der Churpfälzischen physicalisch-ökonomischen Gesellschaft 2: 361. 1787. (Vorles. Churpfälz. Phys.-Ökon. Ges.) Name publication detail

Project Name Data (Last Modified On 6/2/2011)
Acceptance : Accepted
Project Data     (Last Modified On 6/3/2011)
Flower/Fruit: Fl.Per.: March-May.
Type: Type: Described from S. France.
Distribution: Distribution: Native country uncertain, widely cultivated in Europe, Asia etc.
Comment/Acknowledgements: Lentil is widely used as a pulse.
Map Location: B-7 Swat, Thana, cult., M.A. Siddiqi & Y.Nasir 6856 (RAW); Hazara Dist.: Abbottabad, E.Nasir & M.A. Siddiqi 3819 (RAW); Ibid, R.R.Stewart 16385 (RAW); B-9 Baltistan, Shigar, 8000 ft., R.R.Stewart 20535 (RAW); Kashmir, Ladak, R.R. Stewart s.n. August 1920 (RAW); Kasurink to Doghani, ± 9000 ft., R.R.Stewart 20805 (RAW); Dras, R.R.Stewart s.n. 31.8.1922 (RAW); C-6 Mianwali Dist.: Dala Tang, near Kalabagh, M.A. Siddiqi & Zaffar Ali 3734 (RAW); C-7 Rawalpindi Dist.: Rawalpindi, R.R.Stewart 16258 (RAW); F-2 Makran; 6 miles from Panjgur on way to Nag, wet sandy clay, Sultanul Abedin & Abrar Hussain 6766 (KUH); G-4 H.B. Bashir Farm, Country Club Road, Abrar Hussain s.n. 5.2.1970 (KUH); G-5 32 miles from Hyderabad on way to Karachi, along roadside, S.I.Ali, S.A.Faruqi & Sultanul Abedin 147 (KUH).


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Small erect herb, 2-40 cm tall, pilose, hairs spreading; branching from the base. Stipule lateral, free, 3-5 mm long, entire, acute. Rachis ending in a short bristle, sometimes in a tendril. Leaflets 4-7 pairs, 5-15 mm long, 1-3-(4) mm broad, pilose on both sides, entire, tip truncate to retuse, apiculate. Inflorescence peduncled, 1-4 flowered, the axis continues after giving rise to flowers, peduncle (base to tip) 2.5-5 cm long. Calyx pilose, 5-6 mm, teeth subequal, c. 4 mm long, acute. Corolla pale purple. Vexillum 5-6 mm. Pod glabrous, 8-14 mm long, 5-8 mm broad. Seeds 2, compressed, grey, cotyledons orange-red.
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