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NEW VICIA FROM TENERIFE. By The Rev. R. P. Murray, M.A., P.L.S.
Vicia scandens, n. sp. V. glabresceus, caule scandente, iutri-
catissimo, foliis 3-5-jugis, cirrhosis, cirrhis ramosis, foliolis
liueari- oblanceolatis vel linearibus, stipulis hirsutis,
lanceolatis, plus minus dentatis; pedunculis quam folia
longioilbus, multifloris; vexillo angusto, alarum longitudine;
ovario stipitato; leguminibus latis, compressis, nervosulis,
4-6-spermis. Perennial? climbing. Stems glabrescent, angular,
furrowed, branched. Leaves with 3-5 pairs of leaflets, cirrhose,
tendrils branched. Stipules hairy, lanceolate, toothed at the base
(semi- hastate), the upper ones broader, sublaciniate towards the
tip. Leaflets -1J- in., linear-oblanceolate to linear, obtuse,
apiculate, very thinly hairy on both sides, shortly stalked.
Flowers 4-6 lines, in a secund raceme. Peduncle usually exceeding
the leaf, many- (6-18) flowered. Calyx subcylindric, gibbous at
base, thinly hairy. Teeth very unequal; 2 upper very short, broadly
triangular; intermediate triangular-acummate (nearly equalling the
tube); lowest subulate, a little exceeding the tube. Corolla
cream-coloured; standard only slightly dilated upwards, about
equalling the wings, and slightly exceeding the keel. Pod 1 in. 9
lines to 2 in. long, 4 lines broad, stipitate, gradually narrowed
to the base, shortly acuminate at the tip, glabrous, reticulate,
much compressed, about 5-seeded. Seeds (immature) about 2 lines in
diameter. The present species differs from V. cirrhosa Chr. Sm. in
the structure of the calyx (in V. cirrhosa the teeth are almost
obsolete), and in the much broader and larger pods, which contain
larger and fewer seeds; and in other respects. It is, I think, more
nearly related to V. varia Host, and may possibly be identical w...
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