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Req for identification of Vicia sp.: Please identify attached Vicia sp. It is a wild tendril climber reaching up to 5 meters and I collected it at 314m altitude (Tarai land) in Uttarakhand in September 2012. It is closer to V.bakeri and V.rigidula but both of these are temperate species growing above 1500m altitude in the Himalaya.
Date/Time- September 2012
Location- Place, Altitude, GPS- Uttarakhand, Tarai land near Pantnagar
Habitat- Garden/ Urban/ Wild/ Type- Wild
Plant Habit- Tree/ Shrub/ Climber/ Herb- Climber
Height/Length- 5m or even more
Leaves Type/ Shape/ Size- see pics
Inflorescence Type/ Size- see pics
Flowers Size/ Colour/ Calyx/ Bracts- see pics
Fruits Type/ Shape/ Size Seeds- see pics
Other Information like Fragrance, Pollinator, Uses etc.- No fragrance

appreciate the salient features photography

Both V. bakeri and V. rigidula have distinctly dentate stipules. Here they are clearly sagittate-hastate and entire. V. tenuifolia may be most likely, V. villosa is another one to consider.

It appear me vicia tenuifolia too.

Thank you for help. I shall consider it V.tenuifolia till I confirm it from Central National Herbarium, Howrah.


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