Vicia benghalensis

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Vicia benghalensis


Taxonavigation: Fabales 
Classification System: APG IV

Superregnum: Eukaryota
Regnum: Plantae
Cladus: Angiosperms
Cladus: Eudicots
Cladus: Core eudicots
Cladus: Rosids
Cladus: Eurosids I
Ordo: Fabales

Familia: Fabaceae
Subfamilia: Faboideae
Tribus: Fabeae
Genus: Vicia
Subgenus: V. subg. Vicilla
Sectio: V. sect. Cracca
Species: Vicia benghalensis
Subspecies: V. b. subsp. benghalensis – V. b. subsp. heterocalyx


Vicia benghalensis L., 1753


  • Cracca benghalensis (L.) Medik.


Native distribution areas:
  • Continental: Africa
    • Regional: Northern Africa
      • Algeria, Morocco, Tunisia, Western Sahara
    • Regional: Macaronesia
      • Azores, Madeira
  • Continental: Europe
    • Regional: Southwestern Europe
      • Baleares, Corse, France, Portugal, Sardegna, Spain
    • Regional: Southeastern Europe
      • Greece, Italy, Sicilia
    • Introduced into:
      • Austria, Canary Is., Cape Provinces, Chile Central, Chile North, Free State, Kenya, KwaZulu-Natal, Northern Provinces, Palestine, Queensland, St.Helena, Uruguay, Western Australia

References: Brummitt, R.K. 2001. TDWG – World Geographical Scheme for Recording Plant Distributions, 2nd Edition


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Vernacular names[edit]

English: purple vetch, reddish tufted vetch
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