Lens culinaris Medik.
  • Lentille comestible

Cite taxon page as 'WFO (2021): Lens culinaris Medik. Published on the Internet;http://www.worldfloraonline.org/taxon/wfo-0000212711. Accessed on: 24 Sep 2021'

General Information

Small erect herb, 2-40 cm tall, pilose, hairs spreading; branching from the base. Stipule lateral, free, 3-5 mm long, entire, acute. Rachis ending in a short bristle, sometimes in a tendril. Leaflets 4-7 pairs, 5-15 mm long, 1-3-(4) mm broad, pilose on both sides, entire, tip truncate to retuse, apiculate. Inflorescence peduncled, 1-4 flowered, the axis continues after giving rise to flowers, peduncle (base to tip) 2.5-5 cm long. Calyx pilose, 5-6 mm, teeth subequal, c. 4 mm long, acute. Corolla pale purple. Vexillum 5-6 mm. Pod glabrous, 8-14 mm long, 5-8 mm broad. Seeds 2, compressed, grey, cotyledons orange-red.

  • Provided by: [C].Flora of Pakistan
    • Source: [
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    Plants 10-50 cm tall. Stem branched from base, pubescent. Leaves: stipules 3-7 mm, white villous; leaflets sessile, 4-12-paired, 6-20 × 2-5 mm, both surfaces villous. Raceme 1-3-flowered; rachis densely white hairy. Calyx densely villous. Corolla white or blue-purple, 4.5-6.5 mm. Ovary shortly stalked, glabrous. Legume yellow, oblong, inflated, 10-15 mm. Fl. Apr-Sep, fr. May-Sep. 2n = 14, 21, 26.

  • Provided by: [D].Flora Of CHina @ efloras.org
    • Morphology

      15–40 cm hoch, aufrecht oder aufsteigend, zerstreut behaart. Blätter paarig gefiedert, mit 3–7 Fiederpaaren und grannenartiger Spitze, obere oft mit einfacher oder verzweigter Ranke. Teilblätter oval, 0,5–2 cm lang. Blüten nickend, in 1–3blütigen,

    • Provided by: [B].Flora Helvetica – Illustrierte Flora der Schweiz
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      6–7. Kultiviert und selten verwildert, kollin.

    • Provided by: [B].Flora Helvetica – Illustrierte Flora der Schweiz
      • Source: [
      • 1
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      Other Local Names

      Lentille comestibleFrenchCH
      Lenticchia comuneItalianCH


       Information From

      World Flora Online Data. 2017.
      • A CC0 1.0 Universal (CC0 1.0).
      Flora Helvetica – Illustrierte Flora der Schweiz
      Flora Helvetica – Illustrierte Flora der Schweiz, Konrad Lauber, Gerhart Wagner, Andreas Gygax. Haupt Verlag 2018.
      • B All Rights Reserved
      Flora of Pakistan
      Flora of Pakistan. Missouri Botanical Garden. Accessed on Jun. 2020.
      • C Missouri Botanical Garden
      Flora Of CHina @ efloras.org
      'Flora of China @ eFloras (2008). Published on the Internet http://www.efloras.org/flora_page.aspx?flora_id=2 [accessed August 2016]' Missouri Botanical Garden, St. Louis, MO & Harvard University Herbaria, Cambridge, MA.
      • D Missouri Botanical Garden
      World Flora Online consortium
      World Flora Online Data. 2018.
      • E CC0 1.0 Universal (CC0 1.0).