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Vicia grandiflora Scop.

Synonym
  • Vicia biebersteinii M.Bieb.
  • Vicia kitaibeliana (W.D.J.Koch)
  • Stank.Vicia sordida Waldst. & Kit. ex Willd.
Vernacular Name
Large Yellow Vetch
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Conservation status
IUCN: LC
Value of species
Remarks
Detail
Vicia grandiflora Scop. is a secondary wild relative of Vommon Vetch V. sativa L., and more remotely Hungarian Vetch V. pannonica Crantz, it is also a tertiary wild relative of Faba Bean V. faba L., Narbon Bean V. narbonensis L. and more remotely a number of other cultivated vetches including Articulated Vetch V. articulata Hornem., Bitter Vetch V. ervilia (L.) Willd. and Winter Vetch V. villosa Roth. (Maxted 1993, 1995). Vicia grandiflora is a widespread species that is native to central and western Asia, the Caucasus and central, eastern and southeastern Europe; it occurs at elevations between 200 m and 1,200 m asl (Maxted 1995, USDA, ARS, National Genetic Resources Program 2014). While the population size remains unknown for this species, it is considered relatively rare by Maxted (1995). However, Osborne (2011) reports that the population is thought to be stable. Vicia grandiflora is found in woodlands, at woodland margins and in other disturbed sites (Maxted 1995).
Book reference
  • Кузярін О.Т. Судинні рослини території торфовища "Білогорща” (м. Львів) // Наукові основи збереження біотичної різноманітності. - 2010. - Т.1(8), №1. - С.75-90.
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Experts
  • Alexander KUZYARIN, Dr, e-mail: kuzyarin@gmail.com

Taxonomic branch

Biota
Eukaryota
Plantae
Viridiplantae
Tracheophyta
Euphyllophytina
Magnoliopsida
Fabales
Fabaceae