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Taxon: Lens culinaris Medik.

Genus: Lens
Family: Fabaceae (alt. Leguminosae) subfamily: Faboideae tribe: Fabeae. Also placed in: Papilionaceae
Nomen number: 411141
Place of publication: Vorles. Churpfälz. Phys.-Ökon. Ges. 2:361. 1787
Name verified on: 08-Sep-2000 by ARS Systematic Botanists. Last updated: 08-Sep-2000
Species priority site is: Western Regional PI Station (W6).
Accessions: 10 in National Plant Germplasm System.
  • all available ) NPGS accessions. or .
  • all available ) NPGS accessions by country.
  • Check PlantSearch database of Botanic Gardens Conservation International for possible non-NPGS germplasm.

See also subordinate taxa:

Common names:

  • gram   (Source: Dict Rehm ) – English   [Lens culinaris subsp. culinaris]
  • lentil   (Source: BSBI ) – English
  • lentil   (Source: World Econ Pl ) – English   [Lens culinaris subsp. culinaris]
  • bing dou   (Source: F ChinaEng ) – Transcribed Chinese   [Lens culinaris subsp. culinaris]
  • lentille   (Source: Dict Rehm ) – French   [Lens culinaris subsp. culinaris]
  • lentille comestible   (Source: L Noms French ed7 ) – French   [Lens culinaris subsp. culinaris]
  • lentillon   (Source: Dict Rehm ) – French   [Lens culinaris subsp. culinaris]
  • Linse   (Source: Dict Rehm ) – German   [Lens culinaris subsp. culinaris]
  • masur   (Source: Dict Rehm ) – India   [Lens culinaris subsp. culinaris]
  • lenticchia   (Source: Mult Glossary Crops ) – Italian   [Lens culinaris subsp. culinaris]
  • lentilha   (Source: Dict Rehm ) – Portuguese   [Lens culinaris subsp. culinaris]
  • lenteja   (Source: Dict Rehm ) – Spanish   [Lens culinaris subsp. culinaris]
  • lins   (Source: Vara kulturvaxt namn ) – Swedish   [Lens culinaris subsp. culinaris]

Economic importance:


Distributional range:

    Western Asia: Afghanistan [e.]; Cyprus; Iran; Iraq; Israel; Jordan; Lebanon; Syria; Turkey
    Caucasus: Azerbaijan; Georgia
    Middle Asia: Kazakhstan [s.]; Tajikistan; Turkmenistan; Uzbekistan
    Indian Subcontinent: Pakistan [n.w.]
    Southeastern Europe: Greece

  • widely cultivated




Check other web resources for Lens culinaris Medik.:

  • Flora of China: Online version from Harvard University
  • ILDIS: International Legume Database and Information Service
  • Mansfeld: Mansfeld's World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops
  • ePIC: Electronic Plant Information Centre of Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew
  • AGRICOLA: Article Citation Database or NAL Catalog of USDA's National Agricultural Library
  • Entrez: NCBI's search engine for PubMed citations, GenBank sequences, etc.

Images or nodulation data:

  • Check for additional images
  • Google Images Images Note: Be advised that their identity may be inaccurate. Proper identification of a plant may require specialized taxonomic knowledge or comparison with properly documented herbarium material.

Abbreviations & symbols in GRIN Taxonomy

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Cite as:
USDA, ARS, National Genetic Resources Program.
Germplasm Resources Information Network - (GRIN) [Online Database].
National Germplasm Resources Laboratory, Beltsville, Maryland.
URL: (06 October 2015)

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