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Taxon: Lens ervoides (Brign.) Grande

Genus: Lens
Family: Fabaceae (alt.Leguminosae)
Subfamily: Faboideae
Tribe: Fabeae
Nomen number: 315044
Place of publication: Bull. Orto Bot. Regia Univ. Napoli 5:58. 1918
Link to protologue:
Name Verified on: 08-Sep-2000 by ARS Systematic Botanists.
Accessions: 64 (61 active, 28 available) in National Plant Germplasm System (Map)

Autonyms (not in current use), synonyms and invalid designations:

(≡ homotypic synonym, = heterotypic synonym, - autonym, I invalid designation)

Distributional Range:


    • NORTHERN AFRICA: Algeria, Morocco
    • WEST-CENTRAL TROPICAL AFRICA: Democratic Republic of the Congo (n.e.?)

    • WESTERN ASIA: Cyprus, Israel, Lebanon, Syria, Turkey (w. & c.)
    • CAUCASUS: Azerbaijan, Georgia

    • SOUTHEASTERN EUROPE: Albania, Bulgaria, Former Yugoslavia, Greece (incl. Crete), Italy (incl. Sardinia, Sicily)
    • SOUTHWESTERN EUROPE: Spain [Baleares (Mallorca)]


    • EASTERN EUROPE: Ukraine [Krym]


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  2. Castroviejo, S. & H. Pascual. 1995. Notas sobre el género Lens Mill. (Leguminosae) en la Península Ibérica e Islas Baleares. Anales Jard. Bot. Madrid 53:179.
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  6. Fratini, R. & M. L. Ruiz. 2006. Interspecific hybridization in the genus Lens applying in vitro embryo rescue. Euphytica 150:271-280. Note: Netherlands journal of plant breeding
  7. Gorim, L. Y. & A. Vandenberg. 2017. Evaluation of wild lentil species as genetic resources to improve drought tolerance in cultivated lentil. Front. Plant Sci. 8:1129. DOI: 10.3389/fpls.2017.01129
  8. Hoffman, D. et al. 1986. Isozyme polymorphism in Lens (Leguminosae). Syst. Bot. 11:392-402. Note: = Lens nigricans subsp. ervoides
  9. Hoffman, D. et al. 1988. Morphological variation in Lens (Leguminosae). Syst. Bot. 13:87-96. URL: www.aspt.net/systematic-botany
  10. Komarov, V. L. et al., eds. 1934-1964. Flora SSSR. Note: = Lens lenticula (Schreb.) Alef. (cites basionym)
  11. Ladizinsky, G. et al. 1984. The biological species of the genus Lens L.. Bot. Gaz. 145:260. Note: = Lens nigricans subsp. ervoides
  12. Ladizinsky, G. 1997. A new species of Lens from south-east Turkey. Bot. J. Linn. Soc. 123:257.
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  14. Meikle, R. D. 1977-1985. Flora of Cyprus.
  15. Mouterde, P. 1966-. Nouvelle flore du Liban et de la Syrie. Note: = Ervum ervoides (Brign.) Hayek (cites basionym)
  16. Pignatti, S. 1982. Flora d'Italia.
  17. Sharma, S. K. et al. 1995. Relationships among cultivated and wild lentils revealed by RAPD analysis. Theor. Appl. Genet. 91:647-654.
  18. Smythies, B. E. 1984-1986. Flora of Spain and the Balearic Islands: checklist of vascular plants. Englera 3:1-882.
  19. Thulin, M. 1983. Leguminosae of Ethiopia. Opera Bot. 68:1-223.
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  22. Tutin, T. G. et al., eds. 1964-1980. Flora europaea.
  23. Wong, M. M. L. et al. 2015. Classification and characterization of species within the genus Lens using genotyping-by-sequencing (GBS). PLoS One 10(3):e0122025.
  24. Zohary, M. & N. Feinbrun-Dothan. 1966-. Flora palaestina.

Check other web resources for Lens ervoides (Brign.) Grande :

  • Flora Europaea: Database of European Plants (ESFEDS)
  • 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. 2020. Germplasm Resources Information Network (GRIN-Taxonomy).
National Germplasm Resources Laboratory, Beltsville, Maryland. URL: https://npgsweb.ars-grin.gov/gringlobal/taxonomydetail.aspx?id=315044. Accessed 27 February 2020.