Lens nigricans

Common NameL. nigricans
AbbreviationL. nigricans

Lens nigricans is a wild relative of Lens culinaris. L. nigricans has stipules that are considerably semi-hastate and dentate at their base1. This species can be divided into two groups based on the orientation of their stipules. Those accessions with upright stipules are usually found in gravelly soil in southern Spain, southern Italy and along the Adriatic coast of Yugoslavia, as well as in man-made habitats throughout southern Europe; whereas, those accessions with horizontal stipules were found on calcereous or basaltic soil in stony and gravelly habitats in Israel and Turkey1. Recent sequence analysis indicates that Lens nigricans is in the quaternary gene pool of L. culinaris2

1. G. Ladizinsky, D. Braun, D. Goshen and F. J. Muehlbauer. (1984) The Biological Species of the Genus Lens L. Botanical Gazette 145(2): 253-261.
2. Wong MML, Gujaria-Verma N, Ramsay L, Yuan HY, Caron C, Diapari M, et al. (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.

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Taxonomy cellular organisms; Eukaryota; Viridiplantae; Streptophyta; Streptophytina; Embryophyta; Tracheophyta; Euphyllophyta; Spermatophyta; Magnoliophyta; Mesangiospermae; eudicotyledons; Gunneridae; Pentapetalae; rosids; fabids; Fabales; Fabaceae; Papilionoideae; Fabeae; Lens
Germplasm Data
The following germplasm data is currently available:
Stock TypeCount
Recombinant Inbred Line1