Cicer arietinum L.

 
  • Family : FABACEAE
    (PEA or BEAN FAMILY)
  • Family (as per The Plant List) : Leguminosae
  • Subfamily : Faboideae
  • Species Name (as per The Plant List) : Cicer arietinum L.
  • Common name : Chick-pea, Bengal gram, Pigeon pea
  • Vernacular name : Bhutto (Oria); Senaga, Senagalu (Telugu); Chunda kadalai (Tamil); Uppukkadalai (Malayalam); But, Chola, Chana, Chinna (Hindi); Kadale (Kannada); Kakala, Porikadala, Pottukadala (Malayalam)
  • Habit : Herb
  • Habitat : Cultivated
  • Comments / notes : Cultivated as cold-weather crop and as an escape in the Hills
  • Flower, Fruit : December-February
  • Distribution :
    • Kerala : Palakkad district, Idukki district
  • Native : South West Asia
  • World Distribution : Cultivated in the Mediterranean and Asia; introduced into Africa and America
  • Literature : H.O. Saxena & M. Brahmam, 1994- Flora of Orissa Vol. 1; Sasidharan, N. 2011. Flowering plants of Kerala. DVD, V 2, KFRI; Henry, Kumari & Chithra (1983). Flora of Tamil Nadu, India vol. 1.
  • Citation : Sankara Rao, K., Raja K Swamy, Deepak Kumar, Arun Singh R. and K. Gopalakrishna Bhat (2019). Flora of Peninsular India. http://peninsula.ces.iisc.ac.in/plants.php?name=Cicer arietinum. Downloaded on 9 December 2019.

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