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|Family: Fabaceae (Leguminosae)||View Description||Dichotomous Key|
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Habit: Annual, unarmed. Stem: erect or climbing. Leaf: even-1-pinnate; stipules entire or lobed, persistent; main axis ending in a tendril or bristle; leaflets alternate or opposite. Inflorescence: axillary raceme, flowers 1--3, near tip. Flower: calyx lobes > tube; corolla pink-white to blue; 9 filaments fused, 1 free; style puberulent on concave side near tip. Fruit: dehiscent, elliptic to oblong.
Species In Genus: +- 5 species: Mediterranean to western Asia. Etymology: (Latin: lentil) Note: Lentil seeds provided the concept of a biconvex lens-shape (lenticular), from which optical lenses derived their name.
eFlora Treatment Author: Martin F. Wojciechowski
Jepson Online Interchange
Previous taxon: Lathyrus vestitus var. vestitus
Next taxon: Lens culinaris
Citation for this treatment: Martin F. Wojciechowski 2016. Lens, in Jepson Flora Project (eds.) Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/cgi-bin/get_IJM.pl?tid=9365, accessed on May 26, 2016.
Citation for the whole project: Jepson Flora Project (eds.) 2016. Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/IJM.html, accessed on May 26, 2016.