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Lathyrus pseudocicera Pamp

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Lathyrus pseudocicera Pamp., it is a small annual herb up to 25 cm long, ascending or spreading, hispid-pubescent, with narrowly 2-winged stem. Stipules semi sagittate, upper porlion mostly longer than petiole, lanceolate-ovate, ciliate, petiole of lower leaves terminatmg in a cusp those of upper leaves in a tendril which is often simple, Leaflets 1-paired, shorter than 3 cm. c. 1 cm broad, lanceolate to lanceolate-elliptic, mucronulate, ciliate at margins, parallel-veined. Peduncles much longer than stipules, 1-flowered, bracts minute, pedicels shorter than calyx. Flowers 15-22 mm long, gingery-orange or brownsih-orangy. Calyx 7-8 mm with teeth twice as long as tube. Corolla 2-3 times as long as the calyx wings narrowly obovate-oblong. Pods 20-40 x 5-9 mm. similar to Lathyrus cicera, but valves marked with a prominent midrib. 2-5-seeded, seeds 3-5 mm, angular-subglobular, smooth, pale brown.  Life Form: Th,   Flowering in: Feb-Apr,   Vern:————-,   Phytochoria: MED+IT, The native range of this species is S. & E. Medit. to Iran.    Notes: Wild in Libya.

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Distribution in Libya
Benghazi Plain
Reported from Benghazi by 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