Onobrychis venosa

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Onobrychis venosa
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O. venosa
Binomial name
Onobrychis venosa

Onobrychis venosa, veined sainfoin is a perennial, spreading or suberect herb 10–25 cm high, with a short stem. Leaves alternate, compound, imparipinnate, leaflets ovoid to suborbicular 10-40 x 5–30 mm with characteristic bronze venetation (hence venosa), hairy only along margins. Zygomorphic flowers with yellow petals with conspicuous dark-red nerves in axillary racemes. Flowers from February to March. The fruit is a circular flattened hairy pod.[1]

Habitat[edit]

Habitat usually on dry hillsides on limestone but also on igneous formations or near the coast, from sea level to 950 m.

Distribution[edit]

Endemic to and common in many parts of Cyprus. Akamas, Panayia, Petra tou Romiou, Moni (Limassol), Kosshi, Yeri, Latsia, Athalassa, Mitsero, Agrokipia, Klirou, Potami, Pendataktylos, Karpasia.

References[edit]

  1. ^ The Endemic Plants of Cyprus, Texts: Takis Ch. Tsintides, Photographs: Laizos Kourtellarides, Cyprus Association of Professional Foresters, Bank of Cyprus Group, Nicosia 1998, ISBN 9963-42-067-2

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