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Range DescriptionLathyrus belinensis was originally discovered in 1987 while searching near Cavus, Antalya province, Turkey for food, fodder and forage legume species by Ayse Kitiki (Aegean Agricultural Research Institute, Menemen, Turkey), Bob Allkin (Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, UK) and Nigel Maxted (University of Birmingham, UK). The new Lathyrus species was subsequently published as Lathyrus belinensis by Maxted and Goyder (1988), which is a member of Lathyrus sect. Lathyrus most closely related within the section to L. odoratus L. The single population was growing alongside a new road that was just then being cut through fields between Kumluca and Tekirova in Antalya province, Turkey. It is found at one location with an area of occupancy of 2 kmÂ².