Genus: Lens Mill.

Family: Fabaceae
Subfamily: Faboideae
Tribe: Fabeae
Alternate family(ies): Papilionaceae
Genus number: 6643
Last updated: 31-Jul-2018
Accession Count: 3642 (3253 active, 2998 available) in National Plant Germplasm System
  • • conserved (nom. cons.) under Shenzhen ICN Art. 14 (see App. III)
  • • all accepted species are in GRIN

List of Species Records in GRIN


  1. Ferguson, M. E. et al. 2000. A re-assessment of the taxonomy of Lens Mill. (Leguminosae, Papilionoideae, Vicieae). Bot. J. Linn. Soc. 133:41-59.
  2. Lewis, G. et al., eds. 2005. Legumes of the world 506.
  3. Mayer, M. S. & S. K. Bagga. 2002. The phylogeny of Lens (Leguminosae): new insight from ITS sequence analysis. Pl. Syst. Evol. 232:145-154.
  4. Sonnante, G. et al. 2003. ITS sequence analysis and phylogenetic inference in the genus Lens Mill.. Ann. Bot. (Oxford) 91:49-54.
  5. 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.

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Synonyms (=), probable synonyms (=~), and possible synonyms (~):


  • Fruit: U.S. National Seed Herbarium image
  • Seed: U.S. National Seed Herbarium image
  • Seeds: U.S. National Seed Herbarium image

Check Index Nominum Genericorum for Lens
Cite as: USDA, Agricultural Research Service, National Plant Germplasm System. 2020. Germplasm Resources Information Network (GRIN-Taxonomy).
National Germplasm Resources Laboratory, Beltsville, Maryland. URL: Accessed 24 February 2020.