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