Lathyrus sativus L.

 
  • Family : FABACEAE
    (PEA OR BEAN FAMILY)
  • Family (as per The Plant List) : Leguminosae
  • Subfamily : Faboideae
  • Species : Lathyrus sativus
  • Species Name (as per The Plant List) : Lathyrus sativus L.
  • Common name : Chickling Vetch, Grass pea
  • Vernacular name : Teora, Khesari, Kesari (Hin.); Khesra, Chana (Ori.)
  • Habit : Herb
  • Flower, Fruit : December-March
  • Comments : Often cultivated. The seeds are commonly used as pulse. The regular use of this bean causes 'Lathyrism', a neurological disorder.
  • Conservation Status : Not Evaluated (NE)
  • World Distribution : Tropics and Temperate regions of the world
  • Literature : H.O. Saxena & M. Brahmam, 1994- Flora of Orissa Vol. 1
  • Citation : Sankara Rao, K., Arun Singh R., Deepak Kumar, Raja K Swamy and Navendu Page (2016). Digital Flora of Eastern Ghats. http://easternghats.ces.iisc.ernet.in/plants.php?name=Lathyrus sativus. Downloaded on 11 August 2020.

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