3851.000 Cicer L.

Martins, E.S. et al. (2003) Papilionoideae Flora Zambesiaca 3(7)

Description of the genus

Erect or prostrate annuals, or perennial herbs with annual stems from woody rootstocks, pubescent, sometimes the leaf rhachis, peduncles and stipules spinose. Leaves 3-foliolate or more usually pinnate, imparipinnate or paripinnate with the rhachis ending in a tendril or spine; leaflets conspicuously dentate.Flowers solitary or in 2–5-flowered axillary racemes; bracts small; bracteoles absent. Calyx nearly regular, 5-lobed; tube short, lobes subequal; corolla white, pink, purplish or blue, veined; standard obovate, narrowed into a broad claw, without appendages, wings oblong-obovate, free from the keel. Ovary sessile. Fruit pods, sessile, elliptic, inflated. Seeds subglobose to oblong-obovoid, beaked; hilum without an aril.

Worldwide: About 40 species, found in central and western Asia, one species endemic to Ethiopia.

Zimbabwe: 1 cultivated taxon.

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arietinum L.

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African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Cicer
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Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2002-24

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2024). Flora of Zimbabwe: Cultivated plants: genus page: Cicer.
https://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/cult/genus.php?genus_id=1862, retrieved 16 April 2024

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