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

References for genus:

  • Coles, S. et al. 1998. Identification aids for Cicer (Leguminosae, Cicereae) taxa. Edinburgh J. Bot. 55:243-265.
  • Davies, A. M. R. et al. 2007. A natural infrageneric classification for Cicer (Leguminosae, Cicereae). (Blumea) 52:379-400.
  • 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.
  • Lewis, G. et al., eds. Legumes of the world. (Leg World) 497.
  • 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.
  • Maesen, L. J. G. van der 1987. Origin, history and taxonomy of chickpea. (Chickpea) 11-34.
  • Maesen, L. J. G. van der et al. 2007. Taxonomy of the genus Cicer revisited. (Chickpea Breed Mgmt) 2:14-45.
  • KBD: Kew Bibliographic Databases of Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew
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Cite as: USDA, Agricultural Research Service, National Plant Germplasm System. 2019. Germplasm Resources Information Network (GRIN-Taxonomy).
National Germplasm Resources Laboratory, Beltsville, Maryland. URL: Accessed 23 April 2019.