Lathyrus aphaca L.

 
  • Family : FABACEAE
    (Pea Or Bean Family)
  • Family (Hindi name) : PALASH FAMILY (पलाश फैमिली)
  • Family (as per The APG System III) : Leguminosae
  • Subfamily : Faboideae
  • Species Name (as per The IPNI) : Lathyrus aphaca L.
  • Vernacular name :
    • Jangli matar (Hindi)
  • Habit : Herb
  • Habitat : Hill stations
  • Comments / notes : Weed, from plains to hill up to 2100m
  • Flower, Fruit : January-February
  • Distribution :
    • Odisha : Cuttack district
    • Tamil Nadu : The Nilgiri district
    • Uttarakhand : Dehradun
  • Native : Afghanistan, Albania, Algeria, Baleares, Bangladesh, Bulgaria, Canary Islands, Corse, Cyprus, East Aegean Islands, Bhutan, Egypt, France, Greece, India, Iran, Iraq, Italy, Kazakhstan, Kirgizstan, Kriti, Krym, Lebanon-Syria, Libya, Madeira, Morocco, Nepal,
  • World Distribution : Tropics and temperate regions of the world
  • Literature :
    • H.O. Saxena & M. Brahmam, 1994- Flora of Orissa vol. 1
    • Henry, Kumari & Chithra (1983). Flora of Tamil Nadu, India vol. 1.
  • Read more :
  • Citation : Sankara Rao, K., Deepak Kumar (2024). India Flora Online. http://indiafloraonline-ces.iisc.ac.in/plants.php?name=Lathyrus aphaca. Downloaded on 25 June 2024.

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