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Lens culinaris subsp. culinaris
(lentil)

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Lens culinaris subsp. culinaris (lentil)

Summary

  • Last modified
  • 28 November 2017
  • Datasheet Type(s)
  • Host Plant
  • Preferred Scientific Name
  • Lens culinaris subsp. culinaris
  • Preferred Common Name
  • lentil
  • Taxonomic Tree
  • Domain: Eukaryota
  •   Kingdom: Plantae
  •     Phylum: Spermatophyta
  •       Subphylum: Angiospermae
  •         Class: Dicotyledonae
  • Uses List
  • Fodder/animal feed
  • Pulse
  • Soil improvement
  • Traditional/folklore
  • Vegetable

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Pictures

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L. culinaris: 1, flowering and fruiting branch; 2, seeds.

Reproduced from the series 'Plant Resources of South-East Asia', by kind permission of the PROSEA Foundation, Bogor, Indonesia.
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CaptionL. culinaris: 1, flowering and fruiting branch; 2, seeds. Reproduced from the series 'Plant Resources of South-East Asia', by kind permission of the PROSEA Foundation, Bogor, Indonesia.
Copyright©PROSEA Foundation
L. culinaris: 1, flowering and fruiting branch; 2, seeds.

Reproduced from the series 'Plant Resources of South-East Asia', by kind permission of the PROSEA Foundation, Bogor, Indonesia.
Line drawing of plantL. culinaris: 1, flowering and fruiting branch; 2, seeds. Reproduced from the series 'Plant Resources of South-East Asia', by kind permission of the PROSEA Foundation, Bogor, Indonesia.©PROSEA Foundation

Identity

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Preferred Scientific Name

  • Lens culinaris subsp. culinaris

Preferred Common Name

  • lentil

Other Scientific Names

  • Lens culinaris
  • Lens esculenta

International Common Names

  • Spanish: lenteja
  • French: lentille
  • Portuguese: lentilha

Local Common Names

  • Germany: Linse, Speise-
  • Italy: lenticchia
  • Netherlands: linze
  • Sweden: lins

EPPO code

  • LENCU (Lens culinaris)

Taxonomic Tree

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  • Domain: Eukaryota
  •     Kingdom: Plantae
  •         Phylum: Spermatophyta
  •             Subphylum: Angiospermae
  •                 Class: Dicotyledonae
  •                     Order: Fabales
  •                         Family: Fabaceae
  •                             Subfamily: Papilionoideae
  •                                 Genus: Lens
  •                                     Species: Lens culinaris subsp. culinaris

List of Pests

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Major host of:

Agrotis ipsilon (black cutworm); Anthemis cotula (dog fennel); Aphis craccivora (groundnut aphid); Athelia rolfsii (sclerotium rot); Bean yellow mosaic virus (bean yellow mosaic); Bromus rigidus (ripgut brome); Bromus sterilis (barren brome); Callosobruchus (pulse beetle); Callosobruchus chinensis (Chinese bruchid); Callosobruchus maculatus (cowpea weevil); Chalara elegans (black root rot); Colletotrichum truncatum (soyabean anthracnose); Cucumber mosaic virus (cucumber mosaic); Didymella lentis (Ascochyta blight); Erysiphe pisi var. pisi (powdery mildew of pea); Frankliniella schultzei (cotton thrips); Fusarium oxysporum f.sp. lentis (vascular wilt of lentil); Galinsoga parviflora (gallant soldier); Gibberella avenacea (Fusarium blight); Heterodera ciceri (chickpea cyst nematode); Lolium temulentum (darnel); Macrophomina phaseolina (charcoal rot of bean/tobacco); Malva pusilla (round-leaved mallow); Melilotus indica (Indian sweetclover); Meloidogyne artiellia; Orobanche (broomrape); Orobanche crenata (crenate broomrape); Papaver rhoeas (common poppy); Pea seed-borne mosaic virus; Peronospora viciae (downy mildew: legumes); Phalaris minor (littleseed canarygrass); Phoma pinodella (leaf spot of pea); Piezodorus guildinii (stink bug); Pythium aphanidermatum (damping-off); Rhizobium radiobacter (crown gall); Rhizobium rhizogenes (gall); Sclerotinia sclerotiorum (cottony soft rot); Sitona macularius (weevil, spotted bean); Soybean dwarf virus; Stegobium paniceum (drugstore beetle); Tomato spotted wilt virus (tomato spotted wilt); Tribolium castaneum (red flour beetle); Uromyces viciae-fabae (rust of broad bean)

Minor host of:

Acyrthosiphon kondoi (blue alfalfa aphid); Acyrthosiphon pisum (pea aphid); Alfalfa mosaic virus (alfalfa yellow spot); Alternaria tenuissima (nailhead spot of tomato); Anagallis arvensis (scarlet pimpernel); Aphanomyces euteiches (Aphanomyces root rot); Aspergillus flavus (Aspergillus ear rot); Aspergillus niger (black mould of onion); Avena fatua (wild oat); Beet western yellows virus (turnip (mild) yellows); Botryotinia fuckeliana (grey mould-rot); Botrytis fabae (chocolate spot: broad bean); Callosobruchus analis (weevil, bean); Chickpea chlorotic dwarf virus; Clover yellow vein virus (CYVV); Cochliobolus lunatus (head mould of grasses, rice and sorghum); Cochliobolus sativus (root and foot rot); Colletotrichum lindemuthianum (anthracnose of bean); Cuscuta campestris (field dodder); Ditylenchus dipsaci (stem and bulb nematode); Emex australis (Doublegee); Etiella zinckenella (pea pod borer); Faba bean necrotic yellows virus; Gibberella nygamai; Globisporangium irregulare (dieback: carrot); Glomerella cingulata (anthracnose); Haematonectria haematococca (dry rot of potato); Halotydeus destructor (redlegged earth mite); Heterodera goettingiana (pea cyst eelworm); Hieroglyphus banian (rice grasshopper); Lepidium draba (hoary cress); Leveillula taurica (powdery mildew of cotton); Lolium rigidum (rigid ryegrass); Mamestra configurata (bertha armyworm); Megalurothrips distalis; Megalurothrips sjostedti (bean flower thrips); Melanoplus sanguinipes (lesser migratory grasshopper); Orobanche aegyptiaca (Egyptian broomrape); Orobanche ramosa (branched broomrape); Pea necrotic yellow dwarf virus; Polygonum aviculare (prostrate knotweed); Pratylenchus thornei; Sitophilus oryzae (lesser grain weevil); Tenebrio molitor (European meal worm); Thlaspi arvense (field pennycress); Thrips imaginis (plague thrips); Ulocladium atrum (Ulocladium blight of potato); Verbesina encelioides (golden crownbeard)

Associated with (not a host):

Aspergillus candidus; Epicoccum nigrum (red blotch of grains); Fusarium oxysporum f.sp. ciceris (Fusarium wilt of chickpea); Hypocrea rufa (green mould of narcissus); Paecilomyces lilacinus (biocontrol: nematodes); Trichoderma harzianum (hyperparasite of Rhizoctonia solani)

Host of (source - data mining):

Alternaria alternata (alternaria leaf spot); Apion arrogans; Broad bean mottle virus; Broad bean stain virus; Bruchidius atrolineatus; Bruchus ervi; Bruchus lentis (weevil, lentil); Caliothrips phaseoli; Contarinia lentis; Curvularia australiensis (leaf blight of grasses); Fusarium oxysporum (basal rot); Gibberella acuminata (stalk rot of maize); Gibberella intricans (damping-off of safflower); Heliothis peltigera; Heliothis viriplaca (flax, budworm); Pleospora tarda; Porphyrophora polonica; Rhyzopertha dominica (lesser grain borer); Setosphaeria rostrata (leaf spot of grasses); Stemphylium sarciniforme (red clover leaf spot); Tychius quinquepunctatus; Vicia sativa (common vetch)

Uses List

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Animal feed, fodder, forage

  • Fodder/animal feed

Environmental

  • Soil improvement

Human food and beverage

  • Pulse
  • Vegetable

Medicinal, pharmaceutical

  • Traditional/folklore