Vicia sativa L. ssp. nigra (L.) Ehrh.
Pertinent Synonyms & Notes (particularly those used in California; go to GRIN for other synonyms)
Vicia angustifolia L.
Pertinent Common Names (particularly those used in California; go to GRIN for other common names)
blackpod vetch, narrowleaf vetch
Primary Disseminule Type
Description (diagnostics are in brown)
Fruit a dehiscent pod, oblong, terete, 4–6 cm long x 5–7 mm wide, black.
Seed ± globose, 2–4(5) mm diameter. Surface dull to semiglossy, finely rough, olive brown to dark red mottled with black splotches.
Hilum linear to lanceolate, ca. 2 mm long x 0.75 mm wide at broadest end, elevated along a central furrow, lighter in color than the slightly depressed margins.
Risk Assessment (codes in yellow or red indicate cause for concern; assessments are current as of mid-2011; click AUQP, NZBORIC, or NZBPI for access to the most recent versions of these databases and possible assessment changes)
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