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Published In: Species Plantarum 2: 734. 1753. (1 May 1753) (Sp. Pl.) Name publication detailView in BotanicusView in Biodiversity Heritage Library

Project Name Data (Last Modified On 6/2/2011)
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Project Data     (Last Modified On 6/3/2011)
General/Distribution: A genus with about 120 species, widely distributed, mostly in temperate regions of N.Hemisphere and S. America.


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Annual or perennial herb, mostly climbing by tendrils. Leaf mostly paripinnate, rachis ending in a tendril or bristle, rarely leaf imparipinnate. Leaflets mostly numerous, rarely 2-6, entire or toothed; stipules semisagittate, often toothed, stipels absent. Inflorescence axillary raceme or flowers solitary or few in leaf axil. Bracts small or deciduous, bracteoles absent. Calyx tube often oblique and asymmetrical, teeth subequal. Vexillum obovate or oblong, emarginate, tapering into a claw. Stamens monadelphous or diadelphous, 9+1, anthers uniform. Ovary subsessile or stipitate, 2-many ovuled, style terete or compressed, pubescent or pilose all round or on the lower side only or with apical tuft of hairs, rarely glabrous, stigma terminal. Fruit oblong to linear, compressed, 2-valved. Seed mostly globose, funicle dilated into a thin aril.

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1 Style conspicuously bearded on the lower side of the tip (2)
+ Style finely downy all round near the tip (8)
2 (1) Peduncle 7 mm or more (3)
+ Peduncle less than 7 mm long (4)
3 (2) Stipule with 6 or more teeth Vicia bithynica
+ Stipule bi or trifid or dentate Vicia monantha
4 (2) Fruit glabrous when mature (5)
+ Fruit pilose (6)
5 (4) Inflorescence 1-2-flowered, calyx cup c. 2-less than 3 mm broad, (in pressed condition), leaflets generally more than 5 times as long as broad; all calyx teeth reach almost the same level Vicia sativa
+ -Inflorescence 2-6-flowered, calyx cup more than 3-4 mm broad (in pressed condition), leaflets generally less than 5 times as long as broad, all calyx teeth do not reach the same level Vicia sepium
6 (4) Leaflets not oblanceolate, broader than 5 mm, not retuse (7)
+ Leaflets narrowly linear to oblanceolate, not more than 5 mm broad, retuse Vicia peregrina
7 (6) Leaflets entire, glabrous, pod densely pilose, hairs not spreading Vicia faba
+ Leaflets minutely dentate, pilose at the margin, pod tubercled pubescent at the margin to glabrescent Vicia narbonensis
8 (1) Pod pilose (9)
+ Pod glabrous (11)
9 (8) Pod more than 1.5 cm long (10)
+ Pod 6-11 mm long (calyx almost as long as the keel) Vicia hirsuta
10 (9) Flower less than 2 cm (c. 1.2 cm), pod less than 2.5 cm (c. 2.3 cm) Vicia villosa
+ Flower more than 2 cm (2.2-2.5 cm), pod more than 2.5 cm (3-4 cm) long Vicia benthamiana
11 (8) Inflorescence 1-3-flwered (12)
+ Inflorescence more than 3-flowered (13)
12 (11) Flowers 4-7 mm long Vicia tetrasperma
+ flowers 10-15 mm long Vicia monantha
13 (11) Leaflets oblong-linear, oblong-ovate to linear; at least 3, generally 5 times as long as broad (14)
+ Leaflets elliptical, oblong-lanceolate to oblong-ovate, less than 3 times as long as broad (15)
14 (13) Lower 1 or 2 leaflets invariably arising very near the stipule Vicia tenuifolia
+ Lower 1 or 2 leaflets not arising near the stipule Vicia villosa
15 (13) Lower teeth of the calyx 1.5-2 mm; corolla whitish-cream turning orange or reddish Vicia rigidula
+ Lower teeth of the calyx c. 4-5 mm; corolla pale lilac Vicia bakeri
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