Lathyrus sphaericus 

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Plantae Tracheophyta Magnoliopsida Fabales Leguminosae

Scientific Name: Lathyrus sphaericus Retz.
Lathyrus coccineus All.
Lathyrus viciodes DC.
Orobus sphaericus (Retz.) Avazneli
Taxonomic Notes: Lathyrus sphaericus is a suberect or spreading annual herb .

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Least Concern ver 3.1
Year Published: 2012
Date Assessed: 2010-07-26
Assessor(s): Groom, A.
Reviewer(s): Hilton-Taylor, C.
Lathyrus sphaericus has a large geographical distribution and is not considered to be specifically threatened or in decline. The species does not meet any threatened criteria therefore a rating of Least Concern is given.

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description:L. sphaericus is found in northern Africa, the Atlantic Islands, south and east Europe and eastwards to Afghanistan.
Countries occurrence:
Afghanistan; Albania; Algeria; Armenia; Azerbaijan (Nakhichevan, Nakhichevan); Bulgaria; Cyprus; Denmark; Egypt; Ethiopia; France; Greece; Hungary; India (Andhra Pradesh, Andhra Pradesh, Arunachal Pradesh, Arunachal Pradesh, Assam, Assam, Bihar, Bihar, Dadra-Nagar-Haveli, Dadra-Nagar-Haveli, Daman, Daman, Delhi, Delhi, Diu, Diu, Goa, Goa, Gujarat, Gujarat, Haryana, Haryana, Himachal Pradesh, Himachal Pradesh, Jammu-Kashmir, Jammu-Kashmir, Karnataka, Karnataka, Kerala, Kerala, Maharashtra, Maharashtra, Manipur, Manipur, Meghalaya, Meghalaya, Mizoram, Mizoram, Nagaland, Nagaland, Orissa, Orissa, Pondicherry, Pondicherry, Punjab, Punjab, Rajasthan, Rajasthan, Sikkim, Sikkim, Tamil Nadu, Tamil Nadu, Tripura, Tripura, Uttar Pradesh, Uttar Pradesh, West Bengal, West Bengal); Iraq; Italy; Kenya; Malta; Morocco; Nepal; Pakistan; Portugal; Romania; Spain; Sweden; Switzerland; Tanzania, United Republic of; Tunisia; Turkmenistan; Uganda; Ukraine
Australia; Mauritius; Sri Lanka; United States
Additional data:
Lower elevation limit (metres):1650
Upper elevation limit (metres):3200
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Population [top]

Population:The population is assumed to be common and stable.
Current Population Trend:Stable
Additional data:

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology:The taxon is found in grassland at forest edges and in open scrub.

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): There are no known major threats to L. sphaericus.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: Seeds have been collected from this taxon as a method of ex situ conservation by the Millennium Seed Bank Project. It is not known whether this species occurs within the protected areas network however, there are protected areas within the range of the species.

Citation: Groom, A. 2012. Lathyrus sphaericus. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2012: e.T19379058A20092838. . Downloaded on 21 October 2017.
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