Lens (plant)

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Lens
Illustration Lens culinaris0.jpg
Lentil, Lens culinaris
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Plantae
Clade: Tracheophytes
Clade: Angiosperms
Clade: Eudicots
Clade: Rosids
Order: Fabales
Family: Fabaceae
Subfamily: Faboideae
Tribe: Fabeae
Genus: Lens
Mill.
Species[1]
Synonyms
  • Lentilla W. Wight ex D. Fairchild

Lens is a genus of flowering plant in the legume family mostly known for its edible seeds, which are referred to as lentils. Lens contains four species of small, erect or climbing herbs with pinnate leaves, small inconspicuous white flowers, and small flattened pods. The lentil most commonly eaten is the seed of Lens culinaris.

Phylogeny[edit]

The genus Lens is generally divided into a few related "gene pool" groups that guide crossing. Wong et al., 2015 reports a SNP-derived phylogeny as:[2]

Lens

L. nigricans

Quaternary

L. ervoides

Tertiary

L. lamottei

L. odemensis (L. culinaris subsp. odemensis)

Secondary

L. tomotosus (L. culinaris subsp. tomotosus)

L. orientalis (L. culinaris subsp. orientalis)

L. culinaris (L. culinaris subsp. culinaris)

Primary

The non-accepted names (per ILDIS) are suffixed with their accepted counterparts.

References[edit]

  1. ^ ILDIS Version 6.05
  2. ^ Wong, Melissa M. L.; Gujaria-Verma, Neha; Ramsay, Larissa; Yuan, Hai Ying; Caron, Carolyn; Diapari, Marwan; Vandenberg, Albert; Bett, Kirstin E. (27 March 2015). "Classification and Characterization of Species within the Genus Lens Using Genotyping-by-Sequencing (GBS)". PLOS ONE. 10 (3): e0122025. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0122025.