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 Tropical Africa :
  • DARBYSHIRE, I. KORDOFAMI, M. & AL. (2015). The plants of Sudan and South Sudan, An annoted checklist. Kew Publishing : 164

Bibliography for North Africa :
  • Fl. Atlant. 2: 169 (1798). 
  • BATTANDIER, J.A & L.C. TRABUT (1889). Flore de l'Algérie [Dicot] 1(2): 267  
  • 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).
  • ALI, S. I., S. M. H. JAFRI & A. EL GADI (ED.) (1980). Flora of Libya. 86: 252
  • Med-Checklist 4: 78 (1989).
  • HANSEN, A. & P. SUNDING (1993). Flora of Macaronesia. Checklist of vascular plants. 4. revised edition Sommerfeltia 17: 1-295
  • IZQUIERDO, I., J.L. MARTÍN, N. ZURITA & M. ARECHAV (2004). Lista de Especies Sylvestres de Canarias. Hongos, Plantas y Animales terrestres Consejería de Medio Ambiente y Ordenación Territorial, Gobierno de Canarias : 108
  • FENNANE, M. & M. IBN TATTOU (2005). Flore vasculaire du Maroc. Inventaire et chorologie [1]. Trav. Inst. Sci. Univ. Mohammed V, Sér. Bot. 37: 194
  • FENNANE, M., M. IBN TATTOU, A. OUYAHYA & J. EL OUA (2007). Flore Pratique du Maroc [vol.2] Trav. Inst. Sci. Univ. Mohammed V, Sér. Bot. 2: 90
  • BOULOS, L. & E. LE FLOC'H (2008). Flore de Tunisie: catalogue synonymique commenté : 216
  • LE FLOC’H, E., L. BOULOS & E. VÉLA (2010). Catalogue synonymique commenté de la Flore de Tunisie : 237 

Bibliography other :
  • SAAED M.W.B., Y. M. EL-BARASI & R. O. RAHIL (2021). An updated checklist and quantitative analysis of the Marmarica Plateau flora, in the north-eastern part of Libya Phytotaxa 509(1): 13 
 
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see under The Euro-Mediterranean Plant Base
see under Flora of Zimbabwe
see under Herbarium, North Africa MPU
 
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