EPPO Global Database

Lens culinaris(LENCU)

Overview
Last modification: 2002-02-21

Basic information
  • EPPO code: LENCU
  • Preferred name: Lens culinaris
  • Authority: Medicus

Notes

Not known in the wild (origin probably in Western Asia, where several related species occur). Cultivated as a pulse crop, and introduced for this purpose in the whole Euro-Mediterranean region and elsewhere


Other scientific names
Name Authority
Ervum lens Linnaeus
Lens culinaris subsp. culinaris Medicus
Lens esculenta Mönch
Vicia lens (Linnaeus) Cosson & Germain

Common names
Name Language
обикновена леща Bulgarian
llentilla Catalan
čočka kuchyňská Czech
Linse German
Speiselinse German
lentil English
lenteja Spanish
lentille French
lentille comestible French
lentille cultivée French
vesce lentille French
adashah tarbutit Hebrew
עֲדָשָׁה תַּרְבּוּתִית Hebrew
jestiva leća Croatian
főzeléklencse Hungarian
lenticchia Italian
lenticchia coltivata Italian
lenticchia comune Italian
linze Dutch
soczewica jadalna Polish
lentilha Portuguese
чечевица пищевая Russian
šošovica jedlá Slovak
navadna leča Slovene
thjerrëz Albanian
лећа Serbian
сочиво Serbian
lins Swedish
mercimek Turkish
сочевиця харчова Ukrainian
bīng dòu Chinese
兵豆 Chinese