African Plant Database

Vicia sativa subsp. nigra (L.) Ehrh.
Protologue : Hannover. Mag. 18: 229 (1780)
Information on the genus : Vicia
Basionym : Vicia sativa var. nigra L.
Status for NA : accepted (present)
Status for SA : accepted (naturalised-introduced)
Status for TA : accepted (naturalised-introduced)
Synonym(s) Homotypic
 Vicia sativa var. nigra L. (1763)
Synonym(s) Heterotypic
=Vicia angustifolia L. (1759)
=Vicia sativa var. angustifolia (L.) Coss. & Germ. (1845)
=Vicia sativa subsp. angustifolia (L.) Batt. (1889)
=Vicia sativa var. aristulata Chiov.
=Vicia basilei Sennen & Mauricio (1951)
=Vicia consobrina Pomel (1874)
=Vicia sativa subsp. consobrina (Pomel) Greuter & Burdet (1989)
=Vicia cuneata Guss. (1828)
=Vicia sativa subsp. cuneata (Guss.) Maire (1941)
=Vicia heterophylla C. Presl (1822)
=Vicia sativa var. heterophylla (C. Presl) Fiori & Paol. (1900)
=Vicia sativa subsp. heterophylla (C. Presl) J. Duvign. (1979)
=*Vicia maculata Pomel (1874)
=Vicia bobartii E. Forst. (1830)
=Vicia sativa var. bobartii (E. Forst.) W.D.J. Koch (1837)
=Vicia sativa var. segetalis Thuill. (1825)
=Vicia sativa subsp. segetalis (Thuill.) Celak. (1875)
=Vicia sativa var. nemoralis Pers. (1807)
=Vicia maculata C. Presl (1826)
=Vicia sativa subsp. maculata (C. Presl) Batt. (1889)
=Vicia sativa var. maculata (C. Presl) Burnat (1896)
=Vicia segetalis Thuill. (1799)
=Vicia angustifolia var. segetalis (Thuill.) W.D.J. Koch (1843)
=*Vicia heterophylla var. ciliatisepala Sennen & Mauricio (1933)
=Vicia heterophylla var. melilensis Sennen & Mauricio (1933)
=Vicia intermedia Viv. (1824)
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Annual herb straggling or ascending, 10-80 cm long; stems angular, glabrescent to sparsely pubescent with short spreading hairs; rhachis of upper leaves with a well-developed branched tendril; leaflets 6-16; flowers purplish, 1-2, ± sessile.
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Ecology : Upland grassland and scrub, evergreen bushland, dense herbage, bamboo and other upland forests, forest edges nod glades; rocky area with montane grassland and scattered low ericaceous scrub, low subshrubs (Imatong Mts); etc...
  N Africa; Europe; Sinai and tropical Arabia, Middle East to NW India.
  LEHT, M. & V. JAASKA (2002); MARIN, P.D. & al. (1998).
  A wild variant of the cultivated V. sativa subsp. sativa , a robust plant, also cultivated in A Africa and Angola, and widespread as an escape. V. sativa is a polymorphis species and somatimes the 7-8 subspecies are not well defined [see more in the boo

Bibliography for Southern Africa :
  • Legumes of Africa: a checklist : 507 (1989).

Bibliography for North Africa :
  • Fl. Eur. 2: 134 (1968).
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  • VALDES, B., S. TALAVERA & E. FERNANDEZ-GALIANO (ed.) (1987). Flora Vascular de Andalucía Occidental, vol. 2 Ketres 2: 50 
  • Med-Checklist 4: 211 (1989).
  • HANSEN, A. & P. SUNDING (1993). Flora of Macaronesia. Checklist of vascular plants. 4. revised edition Sommerfeltia 17: 1-295
  • Fl. Egypt (Boulos) 1: 344 (1999).
  • List. Esp. Sylv. Canarias : 112 (2004).
  • FENNANE, M. & M. IBN TATTOU (2005). Flore vasculaire du Maroc. Inventaire et chorologie [1]. Trav. Inst. Sci. Univ. Mohammed V, Sér. Bot. 37: 236
  • FENNANE, M., M. IBN TATTOU, A. OUYAHYA & J. EL OUALIDI (éd.) (2007). Flore Pratique du Maroc [vol.2] Trav. Inst. Sci. Univ. Mohammed V, Sér. Bot. 2: 95
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