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Common name

English: Reddish tufted vetch

German: Bengalische Wicke

Portuguese: Ervilhaca vermelha


Kingdom: Plantae (2659)

  Phylum: Tracheophyta (2572)

    Class: Magnoliopsida (2167)

      Order: Fabales (241)

        Family: Fabaceae (241)(family description)

          Genus: Vicia (8)

            Epithet: benghalensis L. (2)

Synonyms: Cracca atropurpurea (Desf.) Gren. & Godr., Vicia atropurpurea Desf.

atropurpurea => dark purple

benghalensis => of or from Bengal, historical and geographical region covering Bangladesh and the state of West Bengal in India


Climate: sub-tropical

Habit: herb

Flower colour: purple

External links

Check for Vicia benghalensis at

World Flora Online, GBIF or IPNI


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