Lathyrus sativus L.

 
  • Family : FABACEAE
    (PEA or BEAN FAMILY)
  • Family (as per The Plant List) : Leguminosae
  • Subfamily : Faboideae
  • Species Name (as per The Plant List) : Lathyrus sativus L.
  • Common name : Chickling Vetch, Grass pea
  • Vernacular name : Teora, Khesari, Kesari (Hindi); Khesra, Chana (Oria)
  • Habit : Herb
  • Habitat : Cultivated and self sown
  • Comments / notes : Seeds are commonly used as pulse, the regular use of which causes "Lathyrism", a neurological disorder.
  • Key identification features : Stem winged
  • Flower, Fruit : December-March
  • World Distribution : India, Europe, Tropical Africa
  • Literature : H.O. Saxena & M. Brahmam, 1994- Flora of Orissa Vol. 1; Henry, Kumari & Chithra (1983). Flora of Tamil Nadu, India vol. 1.
  • Citation : Sankara Rao, K., Raja K Swamy, Deepak Kumar, Arun Singh R. and K. Gopalakrishna Bhat (2019). Flora of Peninsular India. http://peninsula.ces.iisc.ac.in/plants.php?name=Lathyrus sativus. Downloaded on 6 December 2019.

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