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Glycyrrhiza glabra L., it is a perennial plant from 50 cm to 1 meter, herbaceous, glabrescent, erect, robust, with a woody stem, long stoloniferous; leaves imparipinnate, with 4-8 pairs of elliptical or oblong leaflets, entire, viscous below, stipules very small. Inconspicuous, bluish or purplish flowers, quite small, numerous, in cylindrical spiky clusters, on axillary peduncles equal to half the leaf. Calyx pubescent-glandular, tubular, humped at the base, with 2 lips, with 5 slightly uneven teeth, lanceolate, longer than the tube, standard erect, oblong, longer than the wings extending beyond the acute keel, stamens, oblique. Pods oblong, bumpy, very compressed, finely veined, not stipitated, with 2-4 lenticular seeds.   Life Form: Ch,   Flowering in: Mar-Jun,   Vern: Erg Sus,   Phytochoria: ES+MED+IT, The native range of this species is Central Medit. to Mongolia and Pakistan.    Notes: Doubtful in Libya ???. Medicinal plant.

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Distribution in Libya
Al-Jabal Al-Akhder
Reported from Derna by Durand & Barratte and Pampanini


Bibliographic references:  
First: Encyclopedia Flora of Libyan:  
Jafri, S.M.H. & El-Gadi, A. (1980) Flora of Libya, Fabaceae Vol.  (86) Department of Botany, Al-Faateh Univ., Tripoli, Libya.
Second: Researches and PhD theses, master theses, Sorted by Newest: pdf files