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Taxon: Pisum abyssinicum A. Braun

Genus: Pisum
Family: Fabaceae (alt.Leguminosae)
Subfamily: Faboideae
Tribe: Fabeae
Nomen number: 311567
Place of publication: Flora 24:269. 1841
Link to protologue: https://biodiversitylibrary.org/page/37553
Name Verified on: 27-Apr-2018 by ARS Systematic Botanists. Last Changed: 27-Apr-2018
Species priority site is: Western Regional PI Station (W6)
Accessions: 28 (22 active, 19 available) in National Plant Germplasm System


Common names:

  • Abyssinian pea  (Source: Dict Rehm) - English

Economic Importance:

  • Animal food: fodder; forage
  • Human food: pulse

Distributional Range:



    • ARABIAN PENINSULA: Saudi Arabia





  1. Bogdanova, V. S. et al. 2014. Wild peas vary in their cross-compatibility with cultivated pea (Pisum sativum subsp. sativum L.) depending on alleles of a nuclear-cytoplasmic incompatibility locus Theor. Appl. Genet. 127:1163-1172.
  2. Ellis, T. H. N. et al. 1998. Polymorphism of insertion sites of Ty1-copia class retrotransposons and its use for linkage and diversity analysis in pea Molec. Gen. Genet. 260:9-19.
  3. Hanelt, P., ed. Mansfeld's encyclopedia of agricultural and horticultural crops. Volumes 1-6. 2001 (Mansf Ency)
  4. Jing, R. et al. 2012. Genetic diversity in European Pisum germplasm collections Theor. Appl. Genet. 125:367-380.
  5. Kosterin, O. E. & V. S. Bogdanova 2008. Relationship of wild and cultivated forms of Pisum L. as inferred from an analysis of three markers, of the plastid, mitochondrial and nuclear genomes Genet. Resources Crop Evol. 55:735-755.
  6. Kosterin, O. E. & V. S. Bogdanova 2015. Reciprocal compatibility within the genus Pisum L. as studied in F1 hybrids: 1. Crosses involving P. sativum L. subsp. sativum Genet. Resources Crop Evol. 62:691-709.
  7. Kosterin, O. E. et al. 2010. New data on three molecular markers from different cellular genomes in Mediterranean accessions reveal new insights into phylogeography of Pisum sativum L. subsp. elatius (Bieb.) Schmalh. Genet. Resources Crop Evol. 57:733-739.
  8. Maxted, N. 2012. Review of Fabaceae Cicereae, Fabeae (Vicieae) data for World Economic Plants, ed. 2 (pers. comm.) via e-mail on 24 Jan.
  9. Smýkal, P. et al. 2015. Legume crops phylogeny and genetic diversity for science and breeding Crit. Rev. Pl. Sci. 34:43-104.
  10. Smýkal, P. et al. 2011. Phylogeny, phylogeography and genetic diversity of the Pisum genus Pl. Genet. Resources Charact. Util. 9:4-18.

Check other web resources for Pisum abyssinicum A. Braun :

  • ILDIS: International Legume Database & Information Service
  • Mansfeld: Mansfeld's World Databas 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.
  • 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=311567. Accessed 26 March 2019.