|Scientific Name:||Lathyrus sphaericus|
Lathyrus coccineus All.
Lathyrus viciodes DC.
Orobus sphaericus (Retz.) Avazneli
|Taxonomic Notes:||Lathyrus sphaericus is a suberect or spreading annual herb .|
|Red List Category & Criteria:||Least Concern ver 3.1|
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.
|Range Description:||L. sphaericus is found in northern Africa, the Atlantic Islands, south and east Europe and eastwards to Afghanistan.|
Native:Afghanistan; Albania; Algeria; Armenia (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
Introduced:Australia; Mauritius; Sri Lanka; United States
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|Population:||The population is assumed to be common and stable.|
|Habitat and Ecology:||The taxon is found in grassland at forest edges and in open scrub.|
|Major Threat(s):||There are no known major threats to L. sphaericus.|
|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. Version 2014.3. <www.iucnredlist.org>. Downloaded on 01 March 2015.|
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