Descriptors for Lathyrus spp. was developed by Dr R.L. Pandey, Dr P.N. Mathur, Dr Stefano Padulosi and Dr R.N. Sharma with inputs from Dr K.W. Riley, Dr V. Ramanatha Rao, Dr Larry Robertson and Dr. Bhag Mal. The development of this descriptor list has been coordinated by Dr P.N. Mathur. A draft version prepared in the internationally accepted IPGRI format for descriptor lists was subsequently sent to a number of international experts for their comments and amendments. A full list of the names and addresses of those involved is given in 'Contributors'.