2.1- Genus Lathyrus L. + Overview Lathyrus is a genus of flowering plant species known as sweet peas and vetchlings. Lathyrus is in the legume family, Fabaceae, and contains approximately 160 species. There are annual and perennial species which may be climbing or bushy. This genus has numerous sections, including Orobus, which was once a separate genus. Many species are cultivated as garden plants. The genus includes the garden sweet pea (Lathyrus odoratus) and the perennialeverlasting pea (Lathyrus latifolius). Flowers on these cultivated species may be rose, red, maroon, pink, white, yellow, purple or blue, and some are bicolored. They are also grown for their fragrance. Cultivated species are susceptible to fungal infections including downy and powdery mildew. Other species are grown for food, including the Indian pea (Lathyrus sativus) and the red pea (Lathyrus cicera), and less commonly Cyprus-vetch (Lathyrus ochrus) and Spanish vetchling (Lathyrus clymenum). The tuberous pea (Lathyrus tuberosus) is grown as a root vegetable for its starchy edible tuber. The seeds of some Lathyrus species contain the toxic amino acidoxalyldiaminopropionic acid and if eaten in large quantities can cause lathyrism, a serious disease.
2.2- Genus Lens Mill. + Overview Lensis agenusof thelegume familymostly known for itsedible seeds, which are referred to aslentils. Lenscontains four species of small, erect or climbing herbs withpinnateleaves, small inconspicuous white flowers, and small flattened pods. The lentil most commonly eaten is the seed ofLens culinaris. + Species 1- Lens culinaris - lentils 2- Lens ervoides 3- Lens lamottei 4- Lens nigricans Source: Lens (genus) - From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
2.3- Genus Pisum L. + Overview Pisumis a genus of the familyFabaceae, native to southwestAsiaand northeastAfrica. It contains one to five species, depending on taxonomic interpretation. Pisum sativum(the field or garden pea), is domesticated and is a major human food crop, seePea andSplit Pea. + Taxonomy The Genus PisumL. contains one to five species, depending on taxonomic interpretation; the International Legume Database (ILDIS) accepts three species, one with two subspecies: 1- Species Pisum abyssinicum(syn.P. sativumsubsp.abyssinicum) 2- Species Pisum fulvum 3-Species Pisum sativum-pea - Pisum sativumsubsp.elatius(syn.Pisum elatius, Pisum syriacum) - Pisum sativumsubsp.Sativum Source: Pisum - From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia