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Taxon: Lathyrus tingitanus L.

Genus: Lathyrus
Family: Fabaceae (alt. Leguminosae) subfamily: Faboideae tribe: Fabeae. Also placed in: Papilionaceae
Nomen number: 21620
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: 4 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:

  • Tangier-pea   (Source: Dict Rehm ) – English
  • gesse de Tanger   (Source: Dict Rehm ) – French
  • afrikanische Wicke   (Source: Dict Rehm ) – German
  • chícharo-de-Tanger   (Source: Dict Rehm ) – Portuguese
  • ervilha-Tangier   (Source: D. Groth, p.c. 2005) – Portuguese (Brazil)
  • almorta tangerina   (Source: Dict Rehm ) – Spanish
  • spanskvial   (Source: Vara kulturvaxt namn ) – Swedish

Economic importance:

  • Environmental: ornamental   (fide Eur Gard F; P. Hanelt, pers. comm.)
  • Vertebrate poisons: mammals   (fide Kingsbury)

Distributional range:

    Macaronesia: Portugal - Madeira Islands; Spain - Canary Islands
    Northern Africa: Algeria [n.]; Morocco
    Southeastern Europe: Italy - Sardinia
    Southwestern Europe: Portugal; Spain [s. & e.]

    Macaronesia: Portugal - Azores
    Australia: Australia
    Southwestern Europe: France
    Western Canada: Canada - British Columbia
    Mesoamerica: Costa Rica

  • also cultivated



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Images or nodulation data:

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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: (04 October 2015)

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