Lens culinaris Medik.

 
  • Family : FABACEAE
    (Pea Or Bean Family)
  • Family (Hindi name) : PALASH FAMILY (पलाश फैमिली)
  • Family (as per The APG System III) : Leguminosae
  • Subfamily : Faboideae
  • Synonym(s) : Lens esculenta Moench
  • Species Name (as per The IPNI) : Lens culinaris Medik.
  • Common name : Lentil
  • Vernacular name :
    • Masur, Massuri (Hindi)
    • Misurpappu, Mosaru pappu, Chirisanagallu (Telugu)
    • Masur, Massuri (Oria)
  • Habit : Herb
  • Habitat : Cultivated and self-sown
  • Comments / notes : Cultived for its edible seeds rich in protein
  • Flower, Fruit : February-April
  • World Distribution : Southern Europe, Tropical Africa and Asia
  • Literature :
    • H.O. Saxena & M. Brahmam, 1994- Flora of Orissa Vol. 1
    • 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=Lens culinaris. Downloaded on 20 June 2024.

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