Cicer arietinum L.

Common name

English: Chickpea

German: Kichererbse

Portuguese: Grão-de-bico

Classification

Kingdom: Plantae (2504)

  Phylum: Magnoliophyta (2403)

    Class: Magnoliopsida (2035)

      Order: Fabales (229)

        Family: Fabaceae (229) (family description)

          Genus: Cicer (1)

           Epithet: arietinum L. (1)

Synonyms: Cicer edessanum Bornm., Cicer grossum Salisb., Cicer physodes Rchb., Cicer rotundum Alef., Cicer sativum Schkuhr, Cicer sintenisii Bornm., Ononis crotalarioides M.E.Jones

arietinum => similar to a ram's head

crotalarioides => resembling Crotalaria

edessanum => from Edessa, city in northern Greece

grossum => large

physodes => bladder-like

rotundum => round

sativum => sown, planted, cultivated, not wild

sintenisii => in honor of Paul Ernst Emil Sintenis (1847-1907), German botanist, pharmacist and plant collector

Characteristics

Climate: tropical

Habit: herb

Flower colour: pink, white

External links

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