Electronic Flora of South Australia infraspecific Fact Sheet
Vicia sativa ssp. nigra
Citation: Ehrh., Hannover. Mag. 15:229 (1780).
Synonymy: V. sativa L. var. nigra L., Sp. Pl. edn 2, 2:1037 (1763); V. angustifolia L., Amoen. Acad. 4:105 (1759); V. sativa L. var. angustifolia L., Fl. Suec. edn 2, 2:255 (1755), in obs.
Common name: Narrow-leaved vetch.
Published illustration: Ross-Craig (1954) Drawings Brit. Pl. 7:t. 66 as V. angustifolia.
Biology: No text
Taxonomic notes: In S.Aust. only subsp. nigra could always be distinguished by the smaller calyx, while subsp. cordata is separable from subsp. satira with certainty only by the fully developed pod, as the size of the flower or the length of the calyx overlap although the latter appears more robust in the size of leaves and flowers.
Author: Not yet available
State Herbarium of South Australia