1. Family: Fabaceae Lindl.
    1. Genus: Lens Mill.
      1. Lens ervoides (Brign.) Grande

        This species is accepted, and its native range is Medit. to Caucasus, NE. & E. Central Tropical Africa.

    [FTEA]

    Leguminosae, J. B. Gillett, R. M. Polhill & B. Verdcourt. Flora of Tropical East Africa. 1971

    Habit
    Suberect, straggling or more or less climbing annual herb 15–25 cm. long.
    Stem
    Stems slender, angular, much branched, sparsely hairy or more or less glabrous.
    Leaves
    Leaves 4–6-foliolate; leaflets narrowly oblong or linear, 0·4–14 (–2·3) cm. long, 1–4 mm. wide, acute or rounded and usually shortly apiculate at the apex, rounded or cuneate at the base, glabrous to thinly hairy; petiole very short or obsolete; rhachis produced into a short awn or slender unbranched tendril; stipules semisagittate or ovate-lanceolate, 1–2 mm. long.
    Inflorescences
    Inflorescence 1–2-flowered (but mostly flowers solitary); peduncle filiform, (0·8–)1–4 cm. long; bract-like awn minute or absent; pedicel 1–2 mm. long.
    Calyx
    Calyx glabrescent or hairy; tube 1·5 mm. long; lobes linear-subulate, 2–3 mm. long.
    Corolla
    Corolla pale to bright blue; standard rounded, ± 3 mm. in diameter.
    Fruits
    Pods oblong, very compressed, (6–)7–9 mm. long, (2·5–)3·5–4 mm. wide, finely puberulous to adpressed pubescent or rarely glabrescent save for ciliate margins.
    Seeds
    Seeds black and dark brown mottled, more or less circular in outline, compressed, 2–2·5 mm. in diameter, 1·5 mm. thick.
    Figures
    Fig. 154.
    Habitat
    Upland grassland; 2300–2550 m.
    Distribution
    widespread in the Mediterranean region and also in the Caucasus U2
    [ILDIS]

    International Legume Database and Information Service

    Conservation
    Not Threatened
    Ecology
    Africa: Afromontane grassland, Mediterranean forests.
    Habit
    Annual, Climbing/Not climbing, Herb
    Vernacular
    Chechevitza Linzoobraznaya

    Distribution

    Native to:

    Albania, Algeria, Baleares, Bulgaria, Cyprus, East Aegean Is., Ethiopia, Greece, Italy, Kriti, Lebanon-Syria, Morocco, Palestine, Sardegna, Sicilia, Spain, Transcaucasus, Turkey, Uganda, Yugoslavia, Zaïre

    Introduced into:

    Krym

    Lens ervoides (Brign.) Grande appears in other Kew resources:

    First published in Bull. Orto Bot. Regia Univ. Napoli 5: 58 (1918)

    Accepted by

    • Hand, R. (ed.) (2015). Supplementary notes to the flora of Cyprus VIII Willdenowia 45: 245-259.
    • Dobignard, A. & Chatelain, C. (2012). Index synonymique de la flore d'Afrique du nord 4: 1-431. Éditions des conservatoire et jardin botaniques, Genève.
    • Authier, P. & Covillot, J. (2011). Catalogue actualisé des plantes de l'île de Rhodes (Grèce) Saussurea; Travaux de la Société Botanique de Genève 41: 131-170.
    • Yakovlev, G.P., Sytin, A.K. & Roskov, Y.R. (1996). Legumes of Northern Eurasia. A checklist: 1-724. Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.
    • Greuter, W., Burdet, H.M. & Long, G. (eds.) (1989). Med-checklist 4: 1-458. Conservatoire et Jardin Botaniques de la Ville de Genève.
    • Lock, J.M. (1989). Legumes of Africa a check-list: 1-619. Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.
    • Troupin, G. (ed.) (1983). Flora du Rwanda 2: 1-603. Musee Royal de l'Afrique Centrale.
    • Tutin, T.G. & al. (eds.) (1968). Flora Europaea 2: 1-469. Cambridge University Press.

    Literature

    Kew Backbone Distributions
    • Dobignard, A. & Chatelain, C. (2012). Index synonymique de la flore d'Afrique du nord 4: 1-431. Éditions des conservatoire et jardin botaniques, Genève.
    • Authier, P. & Covillot, J. (2011). Catalogue actualisé des plantes de l'île de Rhodes (Grèce) Saussurea; Travaux de la Société Botanique de Genève 41: 131-170.
    • Yakovlev, G.P., Sytin, A.K. & Roskov, Y.R. (1996). Legumes of Northern Eurasia. A checklist: 1-724. Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.
    • Greuter, W., Burdet, H.M. & Long, G. (eds.) (1989). Med-checklist 4: 1-458. Conservatoire et Jardin Botaniques de la Ville de Genève.
    • Lock, J.M. (1989). Legumes of Africa a check-list: 1-619. Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.
    • Tutin, T.G. & al. (eds.) (1968). Flora Europaea 2: 1-469. Cambridge University Press.
    Flora of Tropical East Africa
    • Grande in Bull. Ort. Bot. Nap. 5: 58 (1918).
    International Legume Database and Information Service
    • Notov A. A. & Roskov Yu. R. (1997). Preliminary analysis of biomorphs diversityof Legumes.
    • Greuter, W. et al. (Eds.) (1989). Med-Checklist Vol. 4 (published)
    • Gillett, J. B. et al. (1971). Papilionoideae. In: Fl. Trop. E. Africa, Milne-Redhead & Polhill
    • Quezel, P. & Santa, S. (1962). Nouvelle flore de l'Algerie et des regions desertiq. merid. 1
    • Fedtschenko, B. A. (1948). Flora URSS, Vol 13. Moscow & Leningrad (Rus)

    Sources

    Flora of Tropical East Africa
    Flora of Tropical East Africa
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    International Legume Database and Information Service
    International Legume Database and Information Service (ILDIS) V10.39 Nov 2011
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    Kew Backbone Distributions
    The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families 2019. Published on the Internet at http://www.ipni.org and http://apps.kew.org/wcsp/
    © Copyright 2017 World Checklist of Selected Plant Families. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0

    Kew Names and Taxonomic Backbone
    The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families 2019. Published on the Internet at http://www.ipni.org and http://apps.kew.org/wcsp/
    © Copyright 2017 International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0