Genus: Cicer L.

Family: Fabaceae
Subfamily: Faboideae
Tribe: Cicereae
Alternate family(ies): Papilionaceae
Genus number: 2600
Last updated: 29-Jan-2004
Accession Count: 14 (1 active, 1 available) in National Plant Germplasm System
Comments: all accepted species are in GRIN

List of Species Records in GRIN


  1. Coles, S. et al. 1998. Identification aids for Cicer (Leguminosae, Cicereae) taxa. Edinburgh J. Bot. 55:243-265. Note: includes key and descriptions
  2. Davies, A. M. R. et al. 2007. A natural infrageneric classification for Cicer (Leguminosae, Cicereae). Blumea 52:379-400.
  3. 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.
  4. Lewis, G. et al., eds. 2005. Legumes of the world 497.
  5. Maesen, L. J. G. van der et al. 2007. Taxonomy of the genus Cicer revisited. Chickpea breeding and management 2:14-45. Note: includes key, descriptons and a phylogeny in partial agreement with Javadi et al. (Bot J Linn Soc 154:175-186. 2007)
  6. Maesen, L. J. G. van der. 1972. Cicer L., a monograph of the genus, with special reference to the chickpea (Cicer arietinum L.), its ecology and cultivation. Meded. Landbouwhoogeschool. 72-10:1-342.
  7. Maesen, L. J. G. van der. 1987. Origin, history and taxonomy of chickpea. The chickpea 11-34. Note: C.A.B. International-ICARDA

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Cite as: USDA, Agricultural Research Service, National Plant Germplasm System. 2020. Germplasm Resources Information Network (GRIN-Taxonomy).
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