Cicer arietinum L.

 
  • Family : FABACEAE
    (Pea Or Bean Family)
  • Family (Hindi name) : PALASH FAMILY (पलाश फैमिली)
  • Family (as per The APG System III) : Leguminosae
  • Subfamily : Faboideae
  • Species Name (as per The IPNI) : Cicer arietinum L.
  • Common name : Chick-pea, Bengal gram, Pigeon pea
  • Vernacular name :
    • Bhutto (Oria)
    • Senaga, Senagalu (Telugu)
    • Chunda kadalai (Tamil)
    • Uppukkadalai (Malayalam)
    • But, Chola, Chana, Chinna (Hindi)
    • Kadale (Kannada)
    • Kakala, Porikadala, Pottukadala (Malayalam)
  • Habit : Herb
  • Habitat : Cultivated
  • Comments / notes : Cultivated as cold-weather crop and as an escape in the Hills
  • Flower, Fruit : December-February
  • Distribution :
    • Kerala : Palakkad district, Idukki district
  • Native : South West Asia
  • World Distribution : Cultivated in the Mediterranean and Asia; introduced into Africa and America
  • Literature :
    • H.O. Saxena & M. Brahmam, 1994- Flora of Orissa Vol. 1
    • Sasidharan, N. 2011. Flowering plants of Kerala. DVD, V 2, KFRI
    • Henry, Kumari & Chithra (1983). Flora of Tamil Nadu, India vol. 1.
  • Read more :
  • Citation : Sankara Rao, K., Deepak Kumar (2024). India Flora Online. http://indiafloraonline-ces.iisc.ac.in/plants.php?name=Cicer arietinum. Downloaded on 17 June 2024.

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