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Lathyrus laxiflorus subsp. laxiflorus (Desf.) Kuntze, 1887

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Lathyrus laxiflorus subsp. laxiflorus (Desf.) Kuntze, 1887
Common names: Cicerchia laxiflora [It], Λάθυρος η αραιανθής [Gr]

Grammos Mount, KASTORIA ● Greece

Description: Perennial, spreading-pilose to glabrous. The stems are angled, branched, 15-40 cm, diffusely procumbent or ascending, arising from a tuberous woody stock.
The leaves are shortly aristate or sometimes ending in a simple tendril; the leaflets are 1-paired, ovate, broadly elliptic or sometimes lanceolate, acute or acuminate, 10-40 x 4-18 mm, parallel-veined; stipules ovate-acuminate or sometimes ovate-lanceolate, c. as broad as the leaflets or sometimes broader, unequally sagittate. The peduncles are ± closely (2-)3-6-flowered, longer than the leaves.
The calyx is 8-13 mm; teeth narrowly lanceolate, 2-3 x longer than tube. The corolla is lavender or violet, 15-20 mm; keel whitish.
The legume is broadly linear, 30-45 x4-5 mm, gland-dotted, subadpressed-pilose or rarely glabrous.

Two subspecies are described:
L. l. subsp. laxiflorus > (Desf.) Kuntze, 1887: Leaflets ovate to broadly elliptic, less than 3 x as long as broad, about as wide as stipules; leaves shortly aristate; legume always hairy – Southern Italy, Balkans, Crimea, Caucasus, Northern & North Western Iran, Western Syria.
L. l. subsp. angustifolius (Post. Ex Dinsm.) Davis: Leaflets lanceolate, more than 3 x longer than broad, usually narrower than stipules; upper leaves ending in tendril or sometimes aristate; legume hairy or glabrous (though glandular) – Endemic of Turkey (South Anatolia).

Habitat: Open forest, scrub, and shady places.

Distribution: Southern Italy, Balkans, Crimea, Caucasus, Northern & North Western Iran, Western Syria.

References:
Plants of Turkey
Alpine Garden Society




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