Taxon: Lens esculenta Moench

Synonym of Lens culinaris Medik. subsp. culinaris

Genus: Lens
Family: Fabaceae (alt.Leguminosae)
Subfamily: Faboideae
Tribe: Fabeae
Nomen number: 21740
Place of publication: Methodus 131. 1794
Link to protologue:
Comment: an illegitimate, superfluous name (Melbourne ICN Art. 52) which, being a replacement name (nom. nov.) and homotypic (Art. 7.3) to Ervum lens L., included the type of its earlier nom. nov., L. culinaris Medik. (1787)
Name Verified on: 08-Sep-2000 by ARS Systematic Botanists. Last Changed: 21-May-2013
Species priority site is:
Accessions: 0 in National Plant Germplasm System


  • Davis, P. H., ed. Flora of Turkey and the east Aegean islands. (F Turk)
  • Liberty Hyde Bailey Hortorium Hortus third. (Hortus 3)
  • Markle, G. M. et al., eds. Food and feed crops of the United States, ed. 2. 1998 (Food Feed Crops US)
  • Personal Care Products Council International Nomenclature Cosmetic Ingredient (INCI)
  • Tutin, T. G. et al., eds. Flora europaea. (F Eur)

Check other web resources for Lens esculenta Moench :

  • 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.