African Plant Database


Cicer arietinum L.
Protologue : Sp. Pl. 2: 738 (1753)
Information on the genus : Cicer
 
 
Status
Status for NA : accepted (weed)
Status for TA : accepted (present)
 
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Erect or prostrate pubescent annual herb 12-50(-100) cm tall; tendrils absent.
Ecology : Whole plant very variable.
  Cultivated for its seeds; widespread in cultivation in the semi-arid tropics and warm temperate zones; (0-)110-2400 m alt.
  Not found naturally outside cultivations, but escapes occur. Not mapped.

Bibliography for North Africa :
  • Fl. Atlant. 2: 169 (1798).
  • Fl. Algérie [Battandier & Trabut] : 267 (1889).
  • Cat. Pl. Maroc 2: 426 (1932).
  • Fl. Algérie [Quézel & Santa] 1: 537 (1962).
  • Fl. Eur. 2: 128 (1968).
  • Fl. Tunisie [Pottier-Alapetite] 1: 407 (1979).
  • Fl. Libya 86: 252 (1980).
  • Med-Checklist 4: 78 (1989).
  • Sommerfeltia 17: 1-295 (1993).
  • List. Esp. Sylv. Canarias : 108 (2004).
  • Trav. Inst. Sci. Univ. Mohammed V, Sér. Bot. 37: 194 (2005)
  • Fl. Prat. Maroc 2: 90 (2007).
  • Fl. Tunisie (Le Floc'h & Boulos) : 216 (2008).
  • Fl. Tunisie (Le Floc'h & Boulos) ed.2 : 237 (2010).

Bibliography other :
  • Sp. Pl. 2: 738 (1753).
 
More info on :
see under Jstor_African Plant Initiative
see under The Euro-Mediterranean Plant Base
see under Flora of Zimbabwe
see under Herbarium, North Africa MPU
 
Map
carte afrique num 70772
 
Record n°70772
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