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Taxon: Lathyrus hirsutus L.

Genus: Lathyrus
Family: Fabaceae (alt. Leguminosae) subfamily: Faboideae tribe: Fabeae. Also placed in: Papilionaceae
Nomen number: 21571
Place of publication: Sp. pl. 2:732. 1753
Typification: View record from Linnaean Plant Name Typification Project of the Natural History Museum of London.
Name verified on: 28-Oct-1988 by ARS Systematic Botanists. Last updated: 19-Apr-2000
Species priority site is: Western Regional PI Station (W6).
Accessions: 21 in National Plant Germplasm System.
  • all available ) NPGS accessions. or .
  • all available ) NPGS accessions by country.
  • Check PlantSearch database of Botanic Gardens Conservation International for possible non-NPGS germplasm.

Common names:


Economic importance:


Distributional range:

    Northern Africa: Algeria; Egypt; Morocco; Tunisia
    Western Asia: Afghanistan; Iran [n. & w.]; Iraq [one collection]; Lebanon; Turkey
    Caucasus: Armenia; Azerbaijan; Georgia; Russian Federation - Ciscaucasia, Dagestan
    Middle Asia: Kyrgyzstan; Tajikistan; Turkmenistan; Uzbekistan
    Indian Subcontinent: India [n.]; Pakistan [Kashmir]
    Middle Europe: Austria; Belgium; Czechoslovakia; Germany; Hungary; Poland; Switzerland
    East Europe: Moldova; Russian Federation - European part; Ukraine [incl. Krym]
    Southeastern Europe: Albania; Bulgaria; Former Yugoslavia; Greece; Italy [incl. Sardinia, Sicily]; Romania
    Southwestern Europe: France [incl. Corsica]; Portugal; Spain

    Macaronesia: Portugal - Azores [Faial, Terceira]



Check other web resources for Lathyrus hirsutus L.:

  • Flora Europaea: Database of European Plants (ESFEDS)
  • ILDIS: International Legume Database and Information Service
  • Mansfeld: Mansfeld's World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops
  • ePIC: Electronic Plant Information Centre of Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew
  • AGRICOLA: Article Citation Database or NAL Catalog of USDA's National Agricultural Library
  • Entrez: NCBI's search engine for PubMed citations, GenBank sequences, etc.

Images or nodulation data:

  • Check for additional images
  • Google Images Images Note: Be advised that their identity may be inaccurate. Proper identification of a plant may require specialized taxonomic knowledge or comparison with properly documented herbarium material.

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Cite as:
USDA, ARS, National Genetic Resources Program.
Germplasm Resources Information Network - (GRIN) [Online Database].
National Germplasm Resources Laboratory, Beltsville, Maryland.
URL: (26 November 2015)

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