Herbario Virtual del Mediterráneo Occidental

Àrea de Botànica, Departament de Biologia, Universitat de les Illes Balears

Vicia bifoliolata J. J. Rodr.

Family : LEGUMINOSAE

Genus : Vicia

    Catalan common name : Veça.

    Province distribution : Balearic Islands.

    Distribution in the islands : Minorca.

    General distribution : Mediterranean (Balearic)

    Endemisms : Balearic Islands

    Flowering time : April. May.

    Life-forms : Terophyte.

    Habitat : Garriques in coastal areas with silicious soils.

    Plants protected by law : Bern Convention. Habitat Directive. National Catalogue.

    IUCN Category : En peligro

    Characteristics : An endemic to the island of Menorca, vary rare and considered to be in danger of extinction. A very diminutive climbing plant with filiform stems. Characterised by it leaves, which only have two folioles (hence its name), almost linear, of one millimetre in width and 3 centimetres in length. The flowers are small, less that a centimetre in length, violet-coloured, located upon a long peduncle. Can be easily over looked due to its small dimensions, and because it cohabitates with many other climbing legumes. Flowers in May.

    Status : Endèmica.

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Patrocinador: Fundació Sa Nostra