Lathyrus blepharicarpos, Lathyrus blepharicarpus, Ciliate Vetchling,
Hebrew: טופח ריסני, Arabic: الجلبان جفني الثمار

Scientific name:  Lathyrus blepharicarpos Boiss.
Synonym name:  Lathyrus blepharicarpus Boiss.
Common name:   Ciliate Vetchling
Hebrew name:   טופח ריסני
Arabic name:  الجلبان جفني الثمار
Family:  Papilionaceae, פרפרניים

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Life form:  Therophyte, annual
Stems:  15-30 cm high; erect or climbing by means of tendrils
Leaves:  Alternate, compound, pinnate
Inflorescence:  Solitary
Flowers:  Orange, red
Fruits / pods:  Legume laterally compressed
Flowering Period:   February, March, April
Habitat:   Batha, Phrygana
Distribution:   Mediterranean Woodlands and Shrublands, Semi-steppe shrublands, Shrub-steppes, Montane vegetation of Mt. Hermon
Chorotype:  Mediterranean
Summer shedding:  Ephemeral

Lathyrus blepharicarpos, Lathyrus blepharicarpus, Ciliate Vetchling, الجلبان جفني الثمار,טופח ריסני


Derivation of the botanical name:
Lathyrus, Greek lathyros, an old name for pea.
blepharicarpos, blepharis, βλεφαριϛ, eyelash; carpos, καρποϛ, fruit; with ciliated fruit, fringed seed.
  • The standard author abbreviation Boiss. is used to indicate Pierre Edmond Boissier (1810 – 1885), a Swiss botanist, explorer and mathematician.

Lathyrus blepharicarpos, Lathyrus blepharicarpus, Ciliate Vetchling, טופח ריסני


Study of wild plants of the holy land


Study of wild plants of the holy land