Pisum fulvum, Middle-Eastern Wild Climbing Pea,
Tawny pea, Yellow wild pea,
Hebrew: אפון מצוי, Arabic:بسلة كهرمانية

Scientific name:  Pisum fulvum Sm.
Common name:  Middle-Eastern Wild Climbing Pea, Tawny pea, Yellow wild pea
Hebrew name:  אפון מצוי
Arabic name:  بسلة كهرمانية
Family:  Fabaceae / Papilionaceae, פרפרניים

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Life form:  Therophyte, annual, climber
Stems:  spreading or climbing by tendrils
Leaves:  Alternate, compound, pinnate, dentate or serrate
Flowers:  Orange; hermaphrodite
Fruits / pods:  compressed , 2-valved, seeds subglobose, funicle dilated into an aril, covering the hilum
Flowering Period:   February, March, April
Habitat:  Batha, Phrygana
Distribution:   The Mediterranean Woodlands and Shrublands, Semi-steppe shrublands, Shrub-steppes
Chorotype:  Mediterranean
Summer shedding:  Ephemeral

Pisum fulvum, Middle-Eastern Wild Climbing Pea, Tawny pea, Yellow wild pea, אפון מצוי


Derivation of the botanical name:
Pisum, the Latin name for the pea.
fulvum, tawny-orange.
  • The standard author abbreviation Sm. is used to indicate James Edward Smith (1759 – 1828), an English botanist and founder of the Linnean Society.

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Pisum fulvum, Middle-Eastern Wild Climbing Pea, Tawny pea, Yellow wild pea, אפון מצוי