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Taxon: Cicer anatolicum Alef.

Genus: Cicer
Subgenus: Viciastrum
Section: Vicioides
Family: Fabaceae (alt.Leguminosae)
Subfamily: Faboideae
Tribe: Cicereae
Nomen number: 10534
Place of publication: Bonplandia 9:349. 1861
Link to protologue: https://biodiversitylibrary.org/page/28138433
Name Verified on: 20-Jan-1987 by ARS Systematic Botanists. Last Changed: 19-May-2018
Species priority site is: Western Regional PI Station (W6)
Accessions: 7 (6 active, 4 available) in National Plant Germplasm System (GoogleMap)

Distributional Range:


    • WESTERN ASIA: Iran (w.), Iraq (n.), Turkey
    • CAUCASUS: Armenia


  1. Croser, J. S. et al. 2003. Utilisation of wild Cicer in chickpea improvement - progress, constraints, and prospects Austral. J. Agric. Res. 54:429-444.
  2. Davies, A. M. R. et al. 2007. A natural infrageneric classification for Cicer (Leguminosae, Cicereae) (Blumea) 52:379-400.
  3. Davis, P. H., ed. Flora of Turkey and the east Aegean islands. (F Turk)
  4. Iruela, M. et al. 2002. Phylogenetic analysis in the genus Cicer and cultivated chickpea using RAPD and ISSR markers Theor. Appl. Genet. 104:643-651.
  5. Javadi, F. et al. 2007. Geographical diversification of the genus Cicer (Leguminosae: Papilionoideae) inferred from molecular phylogenetic analyses of chloroplast and nuclear DNA sequences Bot. J. Linn. Soc. 154:175-186.
  6. Maesen, L. J. G. van der 1973. Cicer L., a monograph of the genus, with special reference to the chickpea (Cicer arietinum L.), its ecology and cultivation Meded. Landbouwhoogeschool. 72-10:27.
  7. Maesen, L. J. G. van der Origin, history and taxonomy of chickpea (Chickpea) 20-21.
  8. Maesen, L. J. G. van der et al. 2007. Taxonomy of the genus Cicer revisited (Chickpea Breed Mgmt) 2:14-45.
  9. Rechinger, K. H., ed. Flora iranica. (F Iran)
  10. Shan, F. et al. 2005. Geographical patterns of genetic variation in the world collections of wild annual Cicer characterized by amplified fragment length polymorphisms Theor. Appl. Genet. 110:381-391.
  11. Singh, R. et al. 2008. Chickpea improvement: role of wild species and genetic markers Biotechnol. Genet. Engin. Rev. 25:267-314.
  12. Toker, C. et al. 2007. Evaluation of perennial wild Cicer species for drought resistance Genet. Resources Crop Evol. 54:1781-1786.
  13. Townsend, C. C. & E. Guest Flora of Iraq. (F Iraq)

Check other web resources for Cicer anatolicum Alef. :

  • ILDIS: International Legume Database & Information Service
  • 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.
  • PubAg: USDA's National Agricultural Library database of full-text journal articles and citations on the agricultural sciences.

Cite as: USDA, Agricultural Research Service, National Plant Germplasm System. 2019. Germplasm Resources Information Network (GRIN-Taxonomy).
National Germplasm Resources Laboratory, Beltsville, Maryland. URL: https://npgsweb.ars-grin.gov/gringlobal/taxonomydetail.aspx?id=10534. Accessed 25 April 2019.