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This species is accepted, and its native range is Macaronesia, Temp. Eurasia, N. Africa to Tanzania.
Vicia hirsuta

[ILDIS]

International Legume Database and Information Service

Conservation
Not Threatened
Ecology
Africa: Mediterranean bushland & thicket, Afromontane(upland) bushland and thicket., Mediterranean woodland., Afromontane grassland
Morphology General Habit
Annual/Perennial, Climbing, Herb
Vernacular
Ankari, Betzviani Tzertzvela, Chechevichka Volosistaya, Garoshak Valasisty, Goroshek Volosistyi, Hairy Tare, Hairy Vetch, Jhunjhuni, Rauhhaar-Wicke, Tiny Vetch, Vesce Herissee, Zitterlinse

[FTEA]

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

Morphology General Habit
Trailing or climbing annual herb 30–70 cm. long.
Morphology Stem
Stems glabrous or thinly pubescent, especially the younger parts.
Morphology Leaves
Leaves 6–20-foliolate; leaflets linear or narrowly oblong, 0·4–1·5 cm. long, 1·5–3 mm. wide, obtuse, truncate or emarginate and distinctly mucronulate at the apex, cuneate, sparsely pubescent when young; petiole short, 0–5(–10) mm. long; rhachis usually terminating in a slender branched tendril or sometimes this lacking in lowermost leaves; petiolules ± 0·5 mm. long; stipules semisagittate, 0·2–1·5 cm. long, 1·5–2·5 mm. wide, or in African material usually stipitate, the upper part entire, the lower often deeply divided into 3 linear or filiform segments.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences
Inflorescences 2–7-flowered; peduncle 0·5–4 cm. long; pedicels 0·5–2 mm. long.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Calyx
Calyx pubescent; tube 1(–2·5) mm. long; lobes subequal, linear-lanceolate, 1·5–2·5 mm. long.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Corolla
Corolla white, rose or pale blue; standard obovate, 3–5 mm. long, 2 mm. wide, emarginate.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Pods oblong, 6–10 mm. long, 3–3·5 mm. wide, somewhat compressed, 1–2-seeded, rather laxly pilose.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Seeds
Seeds dark brown or mottled pale and dark brown, subglobose, ± 2 mm. in diameter.
Figures
Fig. 153/14, p. 1071.
Habitat
Grassland, scrub, forest glades, lava plains; 1950–3360 m.
Distribution
N. Africa, Europe and Asiaelsewhere introducedpossibly truly native in East Africa. K3 K5 T2 U1 U2

[ILDIS]
Use
Food and Drink, Forage, Medicine, Weed

Native to:

Afghanistan, Albania, Algeria, Assam, Austria, Azores, Baleares, Baltic States, Bangladesh, Belarus, Belgium, Bulgaria, Canary Is., Central European Rus, China North-Central, China South-Central, China Southeast, Corse, Cyprus, Czechoslovakia, Denmark, East Aegean Is., East European Russia, East Himalaya, Egypt, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Finland, France, Germany, Great Britain, Greece, Hungary, India, Iran, Iraq, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Kazakhstan, Kenya, Korea, Krym, Lebanon-Syria, Madeira, Mexico Central, Morocco, Nepal, Netherlands, North Caucasus, Northwest European R, Norway, Pakistan, Poland, Portugal, Qinghai, Romania, Rwanda, Sardegna, Sicilia, South European Russi, Spain, Sudan, Sweden, Switzerland, Tadzhikistan, Taiwan, Tanzania, Transcaucasus, Tunisia, Turkey, Turkey-in-Europe, Turkmenistan, Uganda, Ukraine, West Himalaya, West Siberia, Xinjiang, Yugoslavia, Zaïre

Introduced into:

Alabama, Altay, Amsterdam-St.Paul Is, Amur, Angola, Argentina South, Brazil South, Buryatiya, California, Cape Provinces, Chatham Is., Chile Central, Chile South, Ecuador, Falkland Is., Florida, Free State, Haiti, Iceland, Irkutsk, Jawa, Khabarovsk, Krasnoyarsk, Mauritius, Namibia, New Guinea, New South Wales, New York, New Zealand North, New Zealand South, Norfolk Is., North European Russi, Oregon, Primorye, Queensland, Réunion, Sakhalin, South Australia, St.Helena, Tasmania, Tuva, Victoria, Washington, Western Australia, Wisconsin, Yakutskiya

Vicia hirsuta (L.) Gray appears in other Kew resources:

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
Tweedie, E.M. [875], Kenya 9293.000
Hinton, G.B. [4895], Mexico K000118505
Roxburgh, W. [5955], India K001051470
Cope, T.A. [RBG 249], Great Britain K000914205
Cope, T.A. [RBG 489], Great Britain K000914207
Cope, T.A. [RBG 382], Great Britain K000914206
s.coll. [Cat. no. 5955] Ervum filiforme K001122639
s.coll. [Cat. no. 5955] Ervum filiforme K001122640
s.coll. [Cat. no. 5955] Ervum filiforme K001122638

First published in Nat. Arr. Brit. Pl. 2: 614 (1821 publ. 1822)

Accepted by

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